Minnesota State University, Mankato; Assist. Prof., Urban & Regional Studies Institute; review of apps begins 18 November '13

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Reference: JOB36735
Application deadline: CLOSED

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 10/18/13

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins on November 18, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

POSITION: Probationary; Nine Month Appointment*

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 18, 2014


  • Teach core urban studies courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. (i.e. grant writing, urban finance, organizational environment, fiscal management, project management, community development, administrative services etc.)
  • Support specialized instruction in two or more of the areas including quantitative methods, urban finance, organizational environment, administrative services, grants, economic development, online learning, cultural diversity, and/or general education instruction.
  • Develop an applied research program and publication record involving undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Contribute to professional and community organizations.
  • Advise students.
  • Provide service to the department, the community, and the university.
  • Contribute to pedagogical innovation in the delivery of courses.


  • Doctorate in Urban Studies or related field; ABD considered; degree must be awarded by August 18, 2014.


  • Experience/expertise in local government management.
  • Teaching experience in urban studies core with flexibility in specialized areas.
  • Previous experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis (i.e. SPSS, research methods, statistical methods and technology).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct specialized instruction in two or more specialized areas including quantitative methods and planning, economic development, online learning, cultural diversity, and/or general education instruction.
  • Previous experience with Economic Development, Community Leadership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to active, applied, learning and to developing innovative ways to support learning and student growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop an applied research program and publication record involving undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in service to the department, the community, and the University.
  • Contribute to extended learning by teaching on-line and through tele-presence.
  • Collegiate teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

For nearly 40 years, URSI has offered undergraduate and graduate programs that will prepare local government professionals and community leaders. The program combines theory and practice to arrive at "informed action" in urban and regional affairs. Our alumni have been hired as planners and managers across Minnesota, in the U.S. and throughout the world. We are located in a community recognized as one of the outstanding "micropolitan communities" in the U.S. Since Mankato is only 80 miles from Minneapolis, it has access to all the cultural and other amenities of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Mankato’s diversity is reflected in the fact that currently 25 languages are spoken in homes in the Mankato school district. For more information, visit our website at www.mnsu.edu/ursi/.Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include the following attachments:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree

Contact Information:
Raymond-Asomani-Boateng, Search Committee Chair
Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Minnesota State University, Mankato
106 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 389-1714
TTY: (800) 627-3529 or 711
FAX: (507) 389-2960
E-mail: raymond.asomani-boateng@mnsu.edu

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/index.html.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

336 Wigley Administration Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Job #00504

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800--267-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This bulletin is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity university and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.