English, Assistant Professor (PRF# AA15011)
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Mankato, MN

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Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position in the Department of English. The department seeks a specialist in world literature to teach a variety of introductory, upper-level, and graduate courses, including World Novel and a world literature survey. Desirable areas may include one or more of the following: Latin America, Asia, Africa, or the Middle East. In addition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensive general education courses and composition. An ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses is desirable. Also required: continued scholarly activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, service on MA thesis committees, and service on Department and University committees. Standard Department teaching load is 12 credits (3 four-credit courses) per semester.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in English or related field by August 11, 2014.
  • Specialization in world literature, including expertise in a relevant area.
  • College-level teaching experience in literature.
  • Relevant scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach courses in world literature and courses in college-level writing.
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach World Novel.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach online or hybrid courses at the college level.
  • Experience using classroom technology (e.g., course management systems).
  • Scholarly or research interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (http://english.mnsu.edu/mission.htm).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Additional Information:

The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes master’s level programs in Creative Writing (MFA), English Studies, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in the same fields and in English education. It also offers graduate certificates in the Teaching of Writing, Technical Communication, and TESL. There are also undergraduate minors in linguistics and film studies. The English department is also responsible for the university’s large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, popular culture, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at: http://english.mnsu.edu. 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
  • Three (3) reference letters sent directly to Professor Candace Black via traditional mail or as an e-mail attachment.
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
Contact Information:
Professor Candace Black
English Department
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-8620
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-5362
Email: candace.black@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 .

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