This faculty position supports the upper division integrated engineering program based in Bloomington, MN. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: teaching/directing the core competencies of the mechanical engineering emphasis using project-based learning pedagogies; supporting student growth and educational (project-based) experiences; continuing professional preparation; participating in the work of the program/department, and service to the university and community. This position is based in Bloomington, MN and will require occasional travel to Mankato, MN – generally one or two times per semester.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twelve (12) credits per semester of instruction.
The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
Will be expected to develop and deliver instruction at the location of Twin Cities Engineering in Bloomington, MN.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, mentor students in projects, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to participate in the development of 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).
A PhD or completed doctoral coursework and dissertation proposal (ABD) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Engineering Education or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by August 19, 2019.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Experience teaching college level engineering courses or working with college-level students.
Demonstrated desire and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate engineering students.
Demonstrated ability to address mechanical engineering concepts.
Demonstrated understanding of and willingness to support project-based learning across the breadth of mechanical engineering.
Industry, military, and/or research experience.
Excellence in communication with students, staff and faculty.
Evidence of willingness to work as part of a team.
Demonstrated potential for success in obtaining external funding for research, and/or curriculum development, individually or collaboratively.
To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mankato, select the job title, and click the green "Apply" button at the top of the job posting page. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact information for three(3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of candidate's relevant graduate degree(s)
Cover Letter (including a minimum of one (1) paragraph addressing your research interests and one (1) paragraph addressing your teaching interests)
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment
A 1-2 page written statement of your teaching philosophy (including your experience or familiarity with the use of project-based learning and/or learning outside of traditional classrooms)
Minnesota State University, Mankato's Twin Cities Engineering (TCE) program offers an award-winning, ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a new, progressive approach to engineering education that uses project-based learning (PBL) for upper division students. TCE and Iron Range Engineering (IRE) were recognized as the 2017 ABET Innovation Award winner and IRE was recognized by an MIT study as one of the top five emerging innovative engineering education programs. (https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/news-and-events/iron-range-engineering-recognized-by-mit-study/)
Students who have typically finished their lower division coursework at a regional community college earn their degrees by completing four semester-long team projects. The TCE curriculum integrates engineering design and the technical fundamentals of engineering with the development of the professional skills necessary to succeed as an engineer, such as teamwork, time management, oral and written communication, project management, professional responsibility and independent learning. Students can choose an engineering focus area by selecting elective credits in that area. Faculty support the technical learning of all students in broad areas of technical expertise as well as guide student teams in the roles of project team facilitators and mentors. Faculty collaborate across the department to support engineering student learning in our three programs (TCE, Iron Range Engineering and the new Bell Engineering program).
The program was developed using the knowledge and techniques supported by recent research on the development of technical and professional competencies expected of the engineer of the future. This position will include interaction with industry partners. Additional information on the department and program can be found at: http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie and http://ire.minnstate.edu.
The Department of Integrated Engineering is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural and inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
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-world 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) project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfield 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 about Minnesota State Mankato can be found at 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.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/. You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing email@example.com.
Vehicle Notice: NOTICE : In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Institution: MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO Eeo Notice: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.
Internal Number: 18026
About MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO
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.