Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Teacher Education
Minot State University - Minot, ND

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College of Education & Health Sciences: Open Position
Position: The Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance at Minot State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Teacher Education at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment will begin in August, 2013.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Teacher Education, or Curriculum and Instruction or related fields preferred. Candidates who are ABD will be considered for this position with the understanding that degree requirements will be completed within two years of appointment. Candidates must have experience in a public or private PK-12 setting.

Roles and Responsibilities: This faculty member will be responsible for teaching 12 SH/equivalent per semester in teacher education courses. Individuals with early childhood, kindergarten, elementary, or K-12 experience will be considered. Expertise in early childhood, kindergarten, or elementary math methods will be given preference. Courses may include early childhood, kindergarten, educational foundations, educational psychology, curriculum, assessment, diversity, and classroom management. Assignments may include undergraduate or graduate level teaching, depending upon the applicant’s qualifications.

Additional responsibilities include the advisement of teacher education majors at the undergraduate or graduate level, service on campus committees, graduate student project/thesis committees as qualified, and support of departmental functions necessary for overall program assessment and accreditation. Faculty in Teacher Education and Human Performance are evaluated on the basis of teaching, scholarship and service.

Salary: Commensurate with education, teaching, and experience

Application: Submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, three letters of reference, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two more professional references.

Dr. Warren Gamas, Chair
Teacher Education and Human Performance
Minot State University
500 University Ave. W.
Minot, ND 58707
Application deadline: Initial review of applicants will begin March 1st, 2013. The position is open until filled.

A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.

The Vision: Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for Minot State University to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. This bold initiative rests on a philosophy of engagement and place. We believe that the university experience should provide students a connection between academic subjects and the reality of life on the Great Plains, between theory and practice, and between local experiences and global realities. This philosophy is grounded in an expectation that all students can learn, grow, and succeed if given the support, guidance and an engaging learning environment. Minot State University seeks individuals who will help create a community that is pervasively focused on student growth, learning and success; the development of students with integrity, character, and intelligence; institutional commitment to civic engagement, stewardship of its local and global place; and meaningful service for the welfare of others. Candidates interested in joining us to achieve Vision 2013 are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.

The University: Minot State University was founded in 1913 to serve the citizens of northwest North Dakota. It is located in Minot, a city with approximately 50,000 residents. Served by air and rail terminals, the city has easy access to national transportation services. Abundant outdoor activities are available, including boating, fishing and camping in the nearby Garrison Dam/Missouri River area, and the Turtle Mountain Region. Minot also has a strong arts community which features two theatre companies, three art galleries, choral and instrumental groups, a symphony orchestra, and an opera company. A major U.S. Air Force Base is located in the greater Minot area. Minot State primarily serves North Dakota, Montana, and several contiguous Canadian provinces. Several Native American communities are located in our region and are represented in our students and faculty.

The University has evolved from a normal school to a Carnegie Master’s I institution. It is the fourth largest higher education institution in the state and the only non-doctoral university to grant masters degrees. Three colleges comprise the university’s academic offerings: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Health Sciences. Ten graduate degrees are offered in such areas as communication disorders, management, education, and mathematics. There is a rich mix of liberal arts and professional programs offering 60 majors at the undergraduate level. Minot State University is a member of the North Dakota University System, which is comprised of 11 institutions representing doctoral, master, baccalaureate, and community colleges. The State Board of Higher Education consists of nine members and is the governing board of the System. Minot State University has a Board of Regents acting as an advisory board and champion for the institution.

In fall 2012, Minot State enrolled over 3,700 students. Approximately 550 admitted graduate students are pursuing either the master’s degree at MSU or the joint criminal justice Ph.D. program with the University of North Dakota. Approximately, thirty percent of the student body is registered for correspondence and online courses. In fact, the University is a state leader in offering online courses, including six undergraduate degree programs and two graduate programs with over 1,000 students each term.

The faculty at Minot State consists of tenured, tenure-track, special contract full-time, and part-time positions. While faculty members are devoted to teaching, they increasingly contribute to the scholarship of their respective fields. A growing number of faculty conduct research with students as full partners. This past year, nearly $8 million came to the University through external funding. The University supports Centers of Excellence including the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD), the Rural Crime and Justice Center (RCJC), and the Center for the Applied Study of Cognition and Learning Sciences (CASCLS). Minot State has an active research and service agenda, which strives to engage students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in research with faculty.

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