Political Science, Assistant Professor

Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Location
    Mankato, Minnesota
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Feb 25

Position description

The Department of Government in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position.  The successful candidate will be responsible for effectively teaching courses in the Department of Government's undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, contributing to student growth and development, scholarly research or achievement, collaboration with public, private and non-profit organizations as well as local government, and service to the department, college, university, and region.

  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twelve (12) credits per semester of instruction.
  • 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).


Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Political Science, Public Administration, or related field. (ABD will be considered, degree must be conferred on an official transcript and submitted to Human Resources by January 8, 2020)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated potential for successfully teaching in the areas of public administration, state and local government, community leadership, local leadership and management, or related areas.
  • Demonstrated potential for research and publication.
  • Demonstrated potential to advise and promote student success.
  • Demonstrated potential for collaboration with local government and/or public, private, or non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated potential for continuing preparation and study in the areas of public administration, state and local government, community leadership, local leadership and management, or related areas.
  • Experience working in or with public and/or non-profit sectors.
  • Ability to utilize educational technologies, such as telepresence, on-line teaching, D2L BrightSpace, and other educational technologies as appropriate.

Application instructions

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