Educational Leadership, Assistant Professor (AA22087)
Education, College of
Educational Leadership209, IFO
Priority consideration will
be given to applications received by August 18, 2021.
Depends on qualifications
The Department of Educational Leadership at Minnesota State
University, Mankato invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant
Professor position. The successful candidate will teach graduate
courses across all department programs (EdD, EdS, and MS) through
the lens of racial equity and social justice. The successful
candidate will provide students with advising throughout their
programs, actively pursuing continued professional development,
engage in scholarly activity that leads to publication and
presentations, and provide service to the department, college,
university, and community.
- A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to
eighteen (18) 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
- 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
- The successful candidate will advise graduate students and
doctoral candidates through coursework and research; facilitate
dissertation, thesis and other culminating/capstone program
- The successful candidate will advocate for racial equity within
and beyond the department.
- Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership or related field.
(Conferred on an official transcript at the time of
- Current licensed school administrator.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and
- Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or
- Evidence of successful teaching at the university or community
- Evidence of P-12 teaching and/or leadership/administrative
- Evidence of successful higher education
- Proficient in utilizing technology in instruction.
- Evidence of effective teaching, including racially conscious
- Evidence of developing and enhancing the capacity of leaders
who will eliminate predictable racial disparities.
- Record of successful contributions to student growth and
- Demonstrated scholarly publishing.
- Evidence of successful workplace collaboration and
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
Educational Leadership is dedicated to developing and enhancing the
capacity of leaders who will eliminate predictable racial
disparities through project-based learning and learner-centered
programming in our Master of Science, Specialist, and Doctorate
The department also works in collaboration with the Center for
Department Fast Facts:
- The Department of Educational Leadership has increased program
enrollment from 68 students in 2011 to 167 students in Fall 2019,
with an increase in diversity from 6.51% in 2011 to 24.84% in Fall
- For academic year 2018-19, the departmental diversity student
graduation rate was 77%.
- The department saw an increase in students of color degree
awards from 2.56% of departmental total in 2013 to 22.71% in 2017;
24.39% of total departmental awards in academic year 2018-19 were
to diversity students.
- 98.13% of program graduates are employed full-time in the
- 30% of departmental faculty are faculty of color in the
2019-2020 academic year.
- In October 2019, the Department of Educational Leadership
received the Excellence in Equity Innovation Award by the Minnesota
State Colleges & Universities system.
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program builds
foundational skills society demands in today’s innovative leaders,
including talent development, change management, and real-world
application of educational strategies for learners of all ages and
backgrounds. In addition, the pathway leading to a recommendation
for Minnesota Director of Community Education licensure is through
a specifically developed plan of study which results in a Master of
Science in Educational Leadership. The Director of Community
Education plan of study is aligned directly to Minnesota state
The Specialist in Educational Leadership degree is designed to
develop school leaders who demonstrate racial competence and the
experience, expertise, and tools immediately relevant to lead
today’s racially diverse schools. Completion of the specialist
degree leads to recommendation for administrative licensure as a
Minnesota K-12 Principal or Director of Special Education.
The Doctorate in Educational Leadership is dedicated to developing
racially conscious leaders for P-21 Schools, higher education, and
non-profit organizations. The degree is designed for educational
practitioners who seek an Ed.D. for education organizations, or as
university/college faculty. The program addresses the need for
advanced preparation of educational leaders and will focus on
applied research in the field of education.
The Center for Engaged Leadership at Minnesota State University,
Mankato works in collaboration with the Department of Educational
Leadership as a community of scholars and practitioners committed
to advancing student achievement in Minnesota public schools
through the development and ongoing support of highly-skilled,
effective, visionary and courageous school leaders. In partnership
with P-12 school leadership, we provide continual professional
engagement for P-12 Minnesota principals.
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.
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 Learfield 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
- 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
Melissa Krull & Bernadeia Johnson
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to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.
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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.