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Dean of Global Education (AA24186)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 3, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean of Global Education (AA24186)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Global Education
Unit: Global Education220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: At Will
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled.
POSITION: At Will (Range 10)*

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan

Job Description:
Reporting to the Vice Provost, the Dean of Global Education serves as the Senior International Officer for the University. The position provides visionary and strategic leadership for Academic Affairs and the broader university and leads the university's efforts to build on successes to date and grow the University's global engagement opportunities. The position is responsible for advancing high quality international academic programs and services; cultivating an extensive array of partnerships and new initiatives; promoting faculty and staff global competence and leadership; increasing international student enrollment; promoting student success for all students through high impact practices; and administration of the budgets, facilities, and resources of the global education enterprise.The position sets unified strategic goals for the Global Education unit, leads innovations, and develops talent within the Centers in the unit: the Elizabeth and Wynn Kearney International Center, the Center for Global Engagement, and the Center for English Language Programs.Additionally, the position is responsible for federal and state compliance, professional standards of practice, policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreement implementation, recognitions and awards, partnerships and exchanges, and resource development and fundraising.The Dean of Global Education serves on the Council of Deans and President's Expanded Cabinet; contributes expert leadership to shared governance bodies and special university committees, work groups, and task forces, and acts in coordination with the MinnState system office to achieve divisional, university, and system strategic directions.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate or other terminal degree (conferred on an official at the time of application.)

  • Combination of higher education administration experience (with increasing levels of responsibility, including Program Director or Department Chair), and faculty experience (commensurate with tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor or higher in any discipline), with experience and accomplishments in international education

  • Demonstrated understanding of the opportunities and challenges in international education and global initiatives at a regional comprehensive university.

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with a broad portfolio of internal (faculty, staff, departments, units, and divisions) and external stakeholders and constituencies throughout the world, including U.S. and international higher education institutions, government agencies, and business and non-profit organizations, among others, to achieve strategic priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve compliance with regulations, policies, and/or requirements related to international education.

  • Demonstrated ability to promote and increase student and faculty global engagement and success, including international student enrollment, international and U.S. student global engagement and success.

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and manage resources (e.g., financial, personnel, facility, technology, etc.), including external fund-raising, to achieve strategic priorities.

  • 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.

  • Experience living, working, or studying in other countries.

  • Fluency in one or more modern world languages in addition to English.

  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse, inclusive, and equity-minded environment for students, faculty, staff, and the broader university community.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead in a collective bargaining, shared governance environment.

  • Ability to engage in professional leadership and service, as a senior academic administrator, at the state, regional, national, and international levels to advance strategic directions.

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.

Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes: Telework: Up to 20% of the time. A position with a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work on a regular basis at a telework location that is not the employee’s permanent/principal work location.

Evening and weekend work, overnight travel, regionally, nationally, and internationally to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.


Please visit our Career Opportunities page for the Prospectus for the Dean of Global Education:

Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

University Demographics 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 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 17,900 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?

Brittany McKibben, Executive Assistant
Academic Affairs
Phone: 507-389-2900
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the compensation plan for the Minnesota State Administrator Plan 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 Administrator Summary link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M363M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 10/03/2023
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-9e2af0309d9df54ebf29bbdd1f055d22

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