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Educational Leadership, Assistant Professor (AA24001

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Educational Leadership, Assistant Professor (AA24001 & AA23073)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Education, College of
Unit: Educational Leadership209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on April 20 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

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

Job Description:
*2 Open Positions PRF#s: AA24001 & AA23073

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 opportunities.

  • 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).

  • The successful candidate will advise graduate students and doctoral candidates through
    coursework and research; facilitate dissertation, thesis and other culminating/capstone
    program projects.

  • The successful candidate will advocate for racial equity within and beyond the

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership or related field. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)

  • Current licensed school administrator.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.

  • Evidence of successful teaching at the university or community college level.

  • Evidence of P-12 teaching and/or leadership/administrative experience.

  • Evidence of successful higher education leadership/administrative experience.

  • Proficient in utilizing technology in instruction.

  • Evidence of effective teaching, including racially conscious pedagogy.

  • Evidence of developing and enhancing the capacity of leaders who will eliminate
    predictable racial disparities.

  • Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.

  • Demonstrated scholarly publishing.

  • Evidence of successful workplace collaboration and service.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: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 graduate degrees. The department also works in collaboration with the Center for Engaged Leadership.

Department Fast Facts:
  • The Department of Educational Leadership has increased program enrollment from 68students in 2011 to 167 students in Fall 2019, with an increase in diversity from 6.51% in 2011 to 24.84% in Fall 2019.
  • 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 profession.
  • 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 licensure competencies.

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.

University DemographicsMinnesota 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 here. 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 facts about the university can be found here: APPLICATION PROCEDURES: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
  • 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?

Melissa Krull & Bernadeia Johnson
Educational Leadership
Phone: 952-818-8864
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:
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
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: M217M
Number of Vacancies: 2
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 03/30/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit

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. jeid-24b8a0ca86693c4e9cb29c2955e07caa
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