Mass Communication, Assistant Professor (AA22028)
Mass Communication, Assistant Professor (AA22028)
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Arts and Humanities, College of
Unit: Communication Studies209, IFO
Employment Condition: Probationary
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 3, 2021.
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO
The Department of Mass Communication seeks a new colleague to teach courses in public relations and other areas related to persuasive communication. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the program's curriculum at the introductory and upper-levels, developing one or more courses in the candidate's area of specialization, maintaining a robust research agenda, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and engaging in service on department or university committees.
- A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
- The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
- May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
- The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
- All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, incontributing 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)
- This position will advise undergraduate majors.
- The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Public Relations (including but not limited to MASS233 Public Relations Principles, MASS353 Creative Advertising Principles, MASS434W Public Relations Writing, and MASS450 Strategic Communication Case Studies) and graduate courses in Public Relations (including but not limited to MASS633 Public Relations Management).
- Professional media experience.
- ABD or terminal degree in Mass Communication, Speech Communication, Communication Studies, Strategic Communication, Public Relations, or closely related field. (If ABD, degree must be conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by August 23, 2021.)
- Professional experience in public relations, advertising, or related strategic communication position.
- Teaching experience in higher education.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
- Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
- Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Mass Communication, Speech Communication, Communication Studies, Strategic Communication, Public Relations, or closely related field.
- Three years’ minimum experience in the profession of public relations, advertising, or related strategic communication field.
- Three years’ minimum teaching experience in higher education.
- Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide variety of students.
- Record of successful contributions to student growth and development, including successful advising of student organizations.
- Experience with advising and mentoring students.
- Experience working with international programs and students, as well as diverse populations.
- Record of successful workplace collaboration or other departmental, college, or university service.
- Creative or scholarly interests that will advance the mission and goals of the Mass Communication department at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
- Experience and willingness to work with interdisciplinary programming.
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 Department of Mass Communication is one of eight departments in the College of Arts & Humanities. The department serves about 120 undergraduate majors as well as majors in Film and Media Studies. For more information, see https://carts.mnsu.edu/academics/mass-communication.
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: www.mnsu.edu
To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/
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
Dr. Rachael Hanel/ Search Committee Chair
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: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html
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Posting Number: M106M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/16/2021
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 02/10/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:
To apply, visit https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/1797
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.