Metropolitan State University is seeking applicants for a Human Services faculty position in Gerontology. This is a Full-time, Probationary/Tenure-Track position within the College of Health, Community and Professional Studies, to begin August 2014. The person filling this position will be the lead resident faculty member for the Gerontology concentration in the Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) degree program. This person will also work closely with faculty in the other professional education programs in the College to develop and provide educational programming to meet the current and future demands of the Public Health and Human Services system. Responsibilities include teaching Human Services and Gerontology courses, maintaining a relevant, current program curriculum, developing community partnerships for practicum students and community-university engagement, coordinating gerontology community teaching faculty, promoting the Gerontology concentration, advising Human Services students and serving on university committees. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.
Coordinating the Gerontology concentration.Teaching undergraduate courses in the core Human Service curriculum and the Gerontology program.Maintaining a multicultural perspective in the development and updating of the Gerontology curriculum.Developing community partnerships and community-based initiatives.Promoting the Gerontology BHS major.Advising undergraduate students.Participating in college and university governance and committee activities.
Advanced degree in applied social, health, or behavioral sciences.Two years college/university level teaching experience.Three years work experience in community health or a human service area.Knowledge and understanding of the current Gerontology field.Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of students, staff, colleagues and groups.Demonstrated ability to work within diverse communities.
Doctoral degree or ABD.Interest in inter-professional education.Experience in teaching in a variety of formats including on-line.
To be considered for future promotions, candidate must have a doctorate completed or have made substantial progress toward a doctoral degree.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 31% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement
* 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/documents/IFO_Plan_11_13.pdf
For the most current information on the IFO, go to www.ifo.org
Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm
Applications must be received by Closing Date: Friday @ 1:00 PM on March 7, 2014
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position.Current curriculum vita or resume.One page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness.Three letters of recommendation, including at least one addressing your teaching skills.Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date, your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. We do not accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-877-204-4442, option 1, for technical assistance.
If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, Search & Selection Specialist, Jody (Mary) Anderson at 651.793.1811. TTY users call 651.772.7687.
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Metropolitan State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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