Applied Leadership, Assistant Professor (AA23052)
Social & Behavioral Science, College
Applied Leadership209, IFO
Review of applications will
begin on May 11, 2022 and continue until the position is
Nine Month Fixed Term Appointment*
Depends on qualifications
To teach courses in the Applied Leadership (AOS) program in a fully
online and asynchronous manner. In addition, faculty members
support the educational needs of diverse, non-traditional learners
and working professionals through advising and coaching.
- 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
- 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).
- This position will advise undergraduate majors.
- The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching
undergraduate courses in Organizational Leadership/Management.
- Doctorate or terminal degree in Leadership/Management,
Organizational Development, Public Administration, Sociology or a
related social sciences field.
- Demonstrated teaching ability in fully asynchronous online
environment in either an academic or professional setting.
- Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an
equity lens to this position including social justice and/or
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and
- Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or
- Ability to communicate and work with students and colleagues
virtual means (Zoom, MS Teams, Phone, Email).
- Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide
variety of students.
- Demonstrated ability to teach the courses listed below, along
with additional courses depending on the department’s needs:
Leadership, Organizational Communication, Change Management, Social
- Demonstrated ability to teach using technology in the classroom
and/or online course delivery.
- Demonstrated ability to use technology, develop, and deliver
hybrid and online courses.
- Commitment to active learning and to developing innovative ways
to support learning.
- Experience with advising and mentoring students.
- Demonstrated commitment to department activities and university
service such as curriculum committee and other matters.
- Demonstrated willingness to participate in accreditation,
program review, and/or assessment processes.
- Demonstrate potential for research, creativity or scholarly
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 Applied Leadership
Program is a bachelor of science degree program designed primarily
for adult learners and students working in professional fields in
the private, public or nonprofit sectors to become leaders and
change makers in organizations. The fully online and asynchronous
program serves approximately 100 students and is highly flexible
and student-centered in how it supports students from across the
nation and internationally. Faculty in the program are
scholar-practitioners who bring expertise from professional
leadership roles and have a passion for social change and
sustainability in organizations locally and globally. Applied
Leadership is housed in the Department of Sociology, which is made
up of 12 full time faculty members and a full-time administrative
professional. The department offers certificates, bachelor’s and
master’s degrees that prepare students for careers that focus on
social justice, aging studies, nonprofit leadership, sociology
teaching, public service, and human services. The Sociology
Department is a part of the College of Social and Behavioral
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is committed to
building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities. We
encourage our students to be bold in their pursuit of learning and
we aspire to provide them with transformative experiences that will
enable them to better understand the people and cultures of the
world and thrive in a diverse, globally connected workplace. We
welcome innovative candidates committed to building a diverse,
equitable, and inclusive campus that serves all of our students and
works to realize their intellectual success and career aspirations.
We strive to foster a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment
across all of our programs that encourages a culture of faculty
research, professional development, and student success.
*Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track)
appointment. A fixed-term appointment is an appointment for a
limited period of time and is to be used only when the position to
be filled is clearly of a temporary nature or when a permanent
position needs to be filled for a temporary period. Fixed-term
employment terminates at the end of the appointment period and
carries no implication for future employment.
Minnesota State University,
Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State
has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to
close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity,
socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end
of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and
to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better
future for themselves, for their families, and for their
communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and
student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.·
Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to
bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions,
creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded
collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded
throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked
Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad
themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next
comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and
Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an
Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being,
and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We
seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and
academically diverse faculty members, and staff 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.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State
University, Mankato is now the second largest university in
Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world
thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state,
region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of
nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities
of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land
and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being
accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also
take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in
the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our
name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.Serving approximately
14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research
institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s
through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global
campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international
students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology
solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff,
including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional
locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate
educational access and opportunity. These locations include
partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast
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To apply for this
position, please continue the process via this website: https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/
A complete online application will include the following
attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the
- Cover Letter
- Non-Photo 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 defining
diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views
and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social
justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and
culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding
diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State
University, Mankato’s goals?
- A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
- A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly
Christine Pigsley, Associate Professor & Program Director
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective
bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can
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