Teaching special education courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at both the Mankato and Edina (Twin Cities metro) locations. Responsibilities will include but, are not limited to: teaching courses in special education across all programs in the department, online teaching, supervising clinical experiences, advising students, and participating in departmental and University initiatives.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) 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, incontributing 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)
Doctorate or terminal degree in Special Education or related field. (ABD candidates may be considered with degree conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources prior to start date.)
Experience in Special Education PreK-12 settings for a minimum of 3 years.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Successful experience in Early Childhood Special Education.
Knowledge of current trends in special education and teacher preparation.
Licensure and professional experience in multiple special education settings.
Record of successful teaching in higher education.
A working knowledge of educational technology.
Ability to work successfully with a diverse population of K-12 students, faculty and staff.
Experience in and ability to form collaborative working partnerships.
Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.
Involvement in professional organizations.
Record of scholarly achievement.
K-12 licensure eligible in Special Education.
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.
College of Education – Vision: Inspire lifelong learning and professional engagement through racial consciousness, social justice, and inclusion within a global context. Mission statement: Prepare professionals through research and evidence-based practices who demonstrate excellence in their profession. University/College values: Minnesota State University, Mankato is an innovative, student-centered learning community that values: Integrity and respect in the way we conduct ourselves; Diversity in who we are and what we do; Access to our programs and services that create opportunities for all to pursue their dreams; Responsibility to those we serve by providing an education that inspires solutions to society’s challenges; and Excellence in our academic and non-academic pursuits. Through its conceptual framework, the College of Education has identified a set of professional educator characteristics: Innovative: Critical Thinker, Data-based Decision-maker, Life-long learner Effective: Competent, Reflective, 21st Century Educator Collaborative: Communicator, Interdisciplinary, Teacher Leader Relevant: Understands students, Culturally Responsive, Versatile.
Department of Special Education – The Department of Special Education prepares undergraduate and graduate students to attain the credentials they need to succeed in a dynamic, expanding field. Our undergraduate Academic and Behavioral Strategist program gives new teachers a broad base of skills necessary to work with a variety of student needs immediately. At the graduate level, we offer five additional disability-specific licensure opportunities that can also provide a pathway to our online master’s degree programs (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education, Emotional Behavioral Disorders, and Learning Disabilities). The Department offers undergraduate and graduate licensure and degree programs as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate program. More information about the department can be found at: http://ed.mnsu.edu/sped/
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, 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. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
*Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track) appointment. A fixed-term appointment is an appointment for a limited period of time and is to be used only when the position to be filled is clearly of a temporary nature or when a permanent position needs to be filled for a temporary period. Fixed-term employment terminates at the end of the appointment period and carries no implication for future employment.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.