School of Nursing, Professor (AA21128)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

School of Nursing, Professor (AA21128)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Allied Health & Nursing, College of
Unit: Nursing, School of209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2021.

POSITION:Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:
The overall responsibility for this position is to direct implementation of the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society and Becky Taylor Fellowships, as a core element of the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society. Six to 12 credits per semester (of 12 semester credits) of reassigned time is provided to lead the Institute.
  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement)
  • Collaborate and engage with internal and external university partners to advance the mission of the Institute.
  • Support faculty, students, and health care partners in research, education, and practice initiatives related to nursing practice with families and society.
  • Provide guidance and encouragement for faculty in developing education, practice and research initiatives that align with the mission of the Institute.
  • Launch and coordinate with stakeholders those projects, studies, and initiatives with potential to promote and improve the health of families and society.
  • Direct the distribution, collaborations, and evaluation of outcomes of Becky Taylor Doctoral Fellowships.
  • Collaborate with faculty to guide Becky Taylor Fellows in their scholarship.
  • Develop and support the efforts of Institute partners with aims that align with the Institute mission.
  • Facilitate communication among internal stakeholders, e.g. faculty across the university, college, communities, advisory board members, doctoral students, University Advancement office, and community members and organizations involved in the Institute initiatives.
  • Guide the creation and implementation of strategic plans with local, regional, national, and/or global foci that align with the Institute mission.
  • Consult and collaborate with the Taylor Advisory Board and external experts regarding the Institute operations and directions.
  • Direct the development of data bases and marketing plans related to Institute projects.
  • Oversee the budget for the Institute through the Taylor Endowment.
  • Participate in teaching graduate level students in area(s) reflecting the mission of the Institute.
  • Explore opportunities related to moving toward an endowed chair position.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned research doctorate in nursing.
  • Active Registered Nurse licensure; active Minnesota Registered Nurse license at time of appointment.
  • Excellent communication, relationship, and collaboration skills.
  • Experience networking with experts in family and/or societal health.
  • Evidence of partnerships with local, regional, national and/or global partners.
  • Evidence of a program of scholarship and dissemination related to family and/or societal health.
  • Nursing practice experience in family and/or societal health.
  • Experience guiding innovative educational programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Experience in interprofessional collaboration in education, research or practice.
  • Experience developing and facilitating learners in low, medium, or high-fidelity simulation.
  • Experience mentoring faculty and practicing nurses.
  • Leadership in professional or disciplinary organizations.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

The School of Nursing offers innovative, family- and society-focused, technology-enhanced curricula for graduate and undergraduate students at two locations. Two undergraduate programs are offered at the Mankato campus: Nursing-BS (pre-licensure) and RN Baccalaureate Completion. The RN Completion program courses are taught in an on-line format; current program enrollment is approximately 425 students. The Nursing-BS program is an upper-division, four-semester major with about 224 students enrolled. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including hybrid and involve learning activities in our Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center. Graduate programs are offered at the MSU Mankato Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located in Edina, which include: Nursing Practice (from BSN or MSN) - DNP, and post-masters degree certificates. Courses are taught in a hybrid format (primarily online with a monthly on-campus seminar for BSN-DNP, with MSN-DNP courses fully online). Total graduate student enrollment is approximately 56 students.

A supportive environment encourages interdisciplinary research, development of teaching skills, and community service. Current faculty research foci include family experience in acute and chronic illness, family nursing interventions, societal health, the lived experiences of nurses during the COVID-19 Epidemic, ethics and the societal implications of technology, American Indians giving voice to historical trauma, and technology and simulation in nursing education. The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, associated with the School of Nursing, provides opportunities for scholarly activity. Opportunities for professional growth are contractually funded through improvement grants, research grants and incentives, and sabbatical leaves. Additional information about the School of Nursing can be found at:

University Demographics

Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.

We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:


To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website:

A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Laura Schwarz, Associate Professor
Phone: 763-228-6105
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

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The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M103M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 06/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 02/08/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.


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