The Department of English seeks a specialist in Technical Communication, with a preferred emphasis in one or more of the following areas: agricultural communication, environmental communication, engineering writing, and scientific writing. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the program's curriculum at the introductory, upper-level, and graduate levels and developing one or more courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, in both face-to-face and online formats. In addition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensive general education courses. Experience teaching technical/business communication at the college level is required, as is demonstrated preparation to teach online.
Continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, and service on department or university committees are also required. University teaching load is 24 credits per year (typical English Department load is three 4-credit courses per semester).
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, 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)
Terminal degree in Technical Communication or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript by September 30, 2021.
College-level teaching experience in technical/business communication, writing, or closely related field.
Professional experience in technical communication (industry, nonprofit, or internship).
Demonstrated experience with online education.
Relevant scholarly activity.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Specialization in one or more of the following areas: agricultural communication, environmental communication, engineering writing, scientific writing
Experience teaching synchronously online.
Demonstrated preparation to teach writing-intensive courses in business/technical communication.
Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.
Record of successful workplace collaboration or other departmental, college, or university service.
Scholarly or research interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (see http://english.mnsu.edu/mission.htm for departmental goals).
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 English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes an MFA program in Creative Writing and MA programs in Literature and English Studies, English Education, Communication & Composition, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in the same fields plus Film & Media Studies and Humanities. The English department is also responsible for the university's large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at: http://english.mnsu.edu
The Department of English is dedicated to enriching and enhancing the diversity of our academic community, including race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, veteran status, class, and religion. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education. In our classrooms, offices, and in the content of our courses, the members of this department are dedicated to cultivating an environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
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.