Tenure Track Faculty College of Individualized Studies
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY 700 East Seventh Street St. Paul, MN 55106-5000
State University Faculty (Unclassified IFO)
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full time, tenure track faculty position in the College of Individualized Studies. Responsibilities include teaching, advising students earning individualized degrees and advocating for a variety of diverse learning strategies, including the assessment of experiential learning.
Faculty members are expected to:
Teach up to 21 credits annually, including the two core courses offered in the College, Perspectives: Educational Philosophy and Planning, (the college's core entry course in which students address the question of what it means to be an educated person and design individualized degree programs), and Capstone (the program's final course).
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement in the field of adult education/adult learning, including that related to a discipline.
Continuing preparation and study in adult education/adult learning.
Contribute to student growth and development through advising, and assisting adult learners in degree planning, and completion;
Engage in service to the university and community.
Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
An earned doctorate or terminal degree in one of the following:
Adult learning and/or adult education
Interdisciplinary Studies as a major
Any discipline represented in the Colleges of Metropolitan State University with a record of evidence of active engagement and support of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Two years teaching experience in higher education;
Demonstrated commitment to linking theoretical and practical learning;
Demonstrated commitment to student-centered education;
Experience serving non-traditional students typically described as adult learners, those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and first-generation college students.
Work or volunteer experience in the community and/or business and industry, for example, non-profit and for-profit organizations, youth and church groups, and veteran, charitable and political organizations.
Experience in student centered advising
Demonstrate the ability to facilitate innovative approaches to post traditional adult learning which includes prior learning assessment, student designed learning, and competency based educational practice.
Demonstrated commitment to student centered advising.
Please note: Filling of this position is contingent upon budget.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
The College of Individualized Studies serves a diverse, post-traditional student population. The faculty and staff are committed to giving students authority over and responsibility for their educations and for the development of their own individualized baccalaureate degree program within general university guidelines. The college awards credit for learning gained outside the traditional classroom, for example through work and life experience, and most courses are offered in a variety of formats suited to adult students.
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.
To receive priority consideration applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: January 8, 2017
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;
Current curriculum vita or resume;
One-page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness;
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;
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 or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-855-524-5627 for technical assistance.
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, Search & Selection Specialist, Michele Chilinski at 651.793.1811.
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county me...tropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.