Metropolitan State University, Minnesota's public, urban university, and three-time recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2019, is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Health Communication. This is a full-time probationary (Tenure - Track) position within the Department of Professional Communication in the College of Liberal Arts.
Our vision is to be the premier urban, public, comprehensive system university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area's rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is a public, urban university located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area. The university provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 11,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college and/or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #21 out of 1380). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
The School/Academic Department: The Department of Professional Communication offers a BA in Professional Communication with two tracks: Organizational Communication and Public Relations. A third track in Health Communication is anticipated in the near future. Metropolitan State University's Professional Communication Program emphasizes new technologies, relevant theory, and practical, hands-on learning. The program features a commitment to service learning, excellent computer and library resources, and an active relationship with Twin Cities employers and practitioners. The Department is located within the School of Communication, Writing, and the Arts, which provides a lively, interdisciplinary setting for teaching and research.
Faculty members are expected to:
Demonstrate ability to teach health communication and either public relations organizational communication courses effectively at the undergraduate level
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study
Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community
Demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
Ph.D. in communication with a concentration that offers preparation to teach courses in Health, Public Relations, or Organizational Communication.
Ph.D. must be completed by time of hire (ABD will be considered for interviews).
Demonstrated effectiveness in university-level teaching.
Demonstrated commitment to linking theoretical and practical learning.
Demonstrated scholarship in health communication.
Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse student population.
Pedagogical approach that incorporates experiential learning and technology.
Specialization in patient-provider communication, advocacy, and/or behavior change.
Please note: Filling of this position is contingent upon budget.
Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: January 3. 2020
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position including evidence that you meet each of the minimum qualifications;
Current curriculum vita or resume;
One-page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness;
Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness;
Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution's name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metropolitan State University 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.
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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About METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.