Communication Studies: Minnesota State University, Mankato, Department of Communication Studies seeks a one-year Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The appointment will begin August 16, 2021 and end May 9, 2022. The department is seeking a specialist in Communication Studies to teach Health Communication and/or Intercultural Communication and other courses in the department. Courses in the department are taught on-campus, hyflex, and online. A formal mentoring process will be provided as part of the Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active record of scholarship, continue professional preparation, contribute to student growth and development, and provide service to the university and department.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research and mentor students in research.
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)
Doctorate in Communications Studies is required. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
Two years of college-level teaching experience. Experience as a graduate teaching assistant is acceptable.
Ability to teach Health Communication, Intercultural Communication, and in areas of specialty.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to teach lower-level (100-200 level) Communication Studies courses (e.g., Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication).
Evidence of an active and ongoing research agenda.
Demonstrated preparation to teach face-to-face, hyflex, and online.
Record of successful contribution to student growth and development (e.g., advising).
Record of successful collaboration in the workplace (e.g., departmental, college, university, disciplinary service).
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 Department of Communication Studies is part of the School of Communication. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on the Mankato campus, online, and the Normandale Partnership Center. The curriculum is designed to develop career-ready practices, including critical thinking and problem solving, research and presentation skills, leadership, relationship building, digital literacy, and global and intercultural awareness.
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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