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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Urban Education

Employer
Metropolitan State University (MN)
Location
St Paul, Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 17, 2023
Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title
State University Faculty

Working Title
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Urban Education

Hire Types
Faculty

Division
Academic Affairs 2

Department
Urban Education

Unit
Urban Education

Location
St. Paul

FLSA
Exempt

Full/Part Time
Full Time

FTE
1.0

Employment Condition
Unlimited

Work Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days

Posting Details

Metro State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is seeking to hire up to two urban teacher education faculty (rank to be determined based on experience and credentials). These are full-time, probationary positions within the School of Urban Education and will start on August 15, 2024.

Salary Minimum
See Below

Salary Maximum
See Below

Salary Type
Annual

Bargaining Unit/Plan
209, IFO

Job Description

General Responsibilities for Both Faculty-Program Coordinator Positions:


The Faculty-Program Coordinators are expected to:
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching urban teacher education courses to a diverse, contemporary student population and contribute to meaningful assessment of student learning.
  • Coordinate, specifically manage and guide one or more degree and licensure programs (Note: This required coordinating responsibility occurs through a reduced teaching load).
  • Facilitate decision-making activities with partnerships that are integral to supporting and strengthening existing and new programs.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research.
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study.
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance.
  • Engage in service to the university and community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student body by delivering a student-centered education and using approaches that support equitable outcomes for all students.
  • Work regularly from campus to collaborate, meet and engage with colleagues and students in person while also working remotely at times.
Specific Responsibilities of the Urban Secondary Education Faculty-Program Coordinator Position

The successful candidate for this combined position is also expected to:
  • Manage effectively and grow the various elements of undergraduate and graduate Urban Secondary Education teacher preparation programs leading to licensure in Communication Arts & Literature, Life/General Science, Mathematics and Social Studies. (Note: This required coordinating responsibility occurs through a reduced teaching load).
  • Evaluate transfer student transcripts and graduate application materials to determine equivalencies with licensure program requirements and program admission decisions.
  • Collaborate to develop with colleagues in the College of Liberal Arts and College of Sciences that house undergraduate content majors for secondary teaching, and colleagues in the School of Urban Education.
  • Additional opportunities also exist to direct and manage the M.S. Urban Education graduate program with a reduced teaching load.
Specific Responsibilities of the Urban E-12 Education Faculty-Program Coordinator Position

The successful candidate for this combined position is also expected to:
  • Manage effectively and grow the various elements of one or more of the following degree or licensure programs within the School of Urban Education: Urban Early Childhood Education, Urban Elementary Education, and/or Urban Special Education. (Note: This required coordinating responsibility occurs through a reduced teaching load).
  • Evaluate transfer student transcripts to determine equivalencies with licensure program requirements.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the School of Urban Education and other departments at the University.
  • Additional opportunities also exist to direct and manage the M.S. Urban Education graduate program with a reduced teaching load.
Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • For appointment at the assistant level, a minimum of a doctorate OR all but dissertation completed in a doctoral program in Education or related field. (Dissertation must be successfully completed within 1 year after appointment begins.). For appointment at the associate level, a doctorate in Education or related field and at least five years of collegiate teaching is required. For appointment at the full professor level, a doctorate in Education or related field and at least eight years of collegiate teaching is required having already been promoted to the associate level.).
  • Experience teaching in urban, preK-12 schools.
  • Demonstrated ability for success in teaching and professional service activities.
  • A plan for scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research in the specified discipline(s), or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively in an institution with a culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Urban Education, Education, Curriculum & Instruction or closely related field.
  • At least 3 years licensed experience teaching in preK-12 schools within the U.S.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching at a post-secondary level.
  • Experience leading an academic program at a post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management, communication, and collaboration skills needed to effectively manage, grow and support the continuous development of existing and new academic programs in the School of Urban Education.
  • Experience developing course curricula and standards-based assessments at a post-secondary institution.
  • Expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy, and/or universal design.
  • Experience advising undergraduate and/or graduate students seeking to complete a teacher licensing program.
  • Experience advising and supporting graduate students to complete their thesis or dissertation.
  • Proficiency using technology, including software and online tools, to communicate with clarity, teach and complete work in a timely manner.
Other Requirements

Notice : In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

About

We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff, and students of Metro State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to change the world their way and applying knowledge to create a better future for our communities. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, master’s, and applied doctoral degrees. We equip our diverse, contemporary learners with the knowledge, communication and critical thinking skills, and information literacy to analyze and resolve the problems of today and tomorrow through high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education.

Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award, most recently in 2023. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, our employees serve more than 9,000 diverse, contemporary learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be “where learning meets living.” Metro State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (In the top 1.6% and ranked # 22 out of 1,441 in 2022). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission.

As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metro State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in a culturally responsive manner. The university is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”

Visit the Metro State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website .

Description of the School of Urban Education: The mission of the School of Urban Education is twofold: (1) To increase the number of well-prepared teachers of color in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs so that the urban teaching workforce reflects the ethnically diverse population of preK-12 students and their communities; and (2) To empower all teacher candidates to become urban teachers with the content knowledge, pedagogical skills, urban field experiences, and professional dispositions needed to improve the educational achievement of historically and currently underserved urban learners and to advocate for their right to receive a high quality education.

The School offers nine undergraduate and seven graduate programs, and is the most racially and ethnically diverse teacher preparation unit in Minnesota with a majority of BIPOC students, faculty and staff. The School is embedded on the campus of Minneapolis College. For more information, visit our website at https://www.metrostate.edu/academics/urban-education .

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.metrostate.edu/students/support/safety

Benefits Info

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization ( IFO ) Master Agreement.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization ( IFO ) which can be found at on the Minnesota State Employee and Labor Relations website .

For the most current information on the Inter Faculty Organization, go to www.ifo.org

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
F199P

Number of Vacancies
2

Re-posting
Yes

Desired Start Date
08/15/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date
04/05/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be received by 12:00 PM on Friday, May 31, 2024 for priority consideration but are open until filled.
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position, including making clear which position(s) you are seeking to fill.
  • Current curriculum vita or resume.
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy (limit 2 pages).
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness and/or demonstrated ability to lead an academic program.
  • Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Documented evidence or samples of applicant’s coordination/development of a program.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service ( TRS ) at 7-1-1
or 1.800.627.3529.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at hrrecruiting@metrostate.edu.

Accept Applications
Yes

Posting Contact
Allex Roberge

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Metro State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The university provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers
  5. Documented evidence or samples of applicant’s coordination/development of a program.
  6. A statement of your teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy (limit 2 pages)
Optional Documents

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