The fixed term faculty member is required to meet the demands of a robust and growing aviation program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The additional teaching demands are being experienced at all levels of the program. This faculty position should expect to teach both entry level courses as well as the more advanced, senior level courses in professional flight, but also in aviation management, if required.
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)
Teach courses in undergraduate Aviation program, including Aviation Management courses.
Teach standard teaching load of 24 credits per academic year with demonstrated competence in professional pilot and management areas of specialization.
Engage in research/scholarship and service.
Advise undergraduate students.
Contribute to program and course development, including assessment of student learning.
Participate in Aviation Department activities including student recruitment, retention and completion and maintaining Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) accreditation.
M.S. in Aviation, Aerospace, Aviation Management, Aeronautics, or closely related field. (Conferred on an official transcript by the time of hire)
Ground or Flight Instructor Certificate (Conferred within one year of hire).
Demonstrated professional experience or research competence.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Doctoral degree in Aviation, Aerospace, Aviation Management, Aeronautics, DBA, JD or closely related field.
Evidence of potential to maintain an active scholarly agenda.
Preparation for and demonstrated competence in teaching in Aviation Management
Professional Pilot and/or instructor pilot experience.
Demonstrated experience of highly effective teaching in the aviation field.
Breadth of teaching that include multiple interests within the aviation field.
Experience using data to make informed decisions and to generate goals and reports.
Demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative team environment.
Excellent communication skills.
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.
The Aviation department at Minnesota State University, Mankato offers the only AABI accredited 4-year BS in Aviation in Minnesota enjoying a diverse population of approximately 600 undergraduate students. The program includes an emphasis in Professional Flight, Aviation Management, or Aeronautics with the majority of students pursuing the Professional Flight emphasis. We have an active partnership with North Star Aviation located at the Mankato Regional Airport for FAA Part 141 flight training and utilize, in addition to single and multi-engine aircraft, Redbird and jet flight simulators as part of the Professional Flight training.
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.