Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor (AA25019)
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Humanities & Social Sciences, College of
Unit: Criminal Justice209, IFO
Employment Condition: Probationary
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Tenure Track (Probationary*)
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO
The successful candidate will work as a member of the Department of Criminal Justice and will teach courses and advise students enrolled in the undergraduate Professional Peace Officer Education Program, Criminal Justice Program, and Corrections Program. The candidate's areas of academic focus should include general criminal justice, criminology, and culturally responsive criminal justice practices. The candidate must possess the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds and be willing to meet the following expectations:
Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:This position is grounded in the faculty belief that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with a broad range of ideas come together. The Corrections Program is an experiential learning-based program that grounds students in theory and best practices, and also requires a field experience component and there are approximately 50 students in the program The Criminal Justice program is a collaborative program, and although it is only in the fourth year, there are approximately 150 students in the program. The Professional Peace Officer Education Program is the largest pre-professional law enforcement four-year program in Minnesota with an annual undergraduate enrollment of approximately 200-250 students. We currently have ten full-time faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and preparing students to become culturally responsive criminal justice professionals. In addition, the Criminal Justice Department has a full-time academic advisor and a Field Experiences Coordinator.
The faculty and staff in these programs are committed to excellence and being a leader in culturally responsive criminal justice education in the State of Minnesota, and across the United States. We are seeking a faculty colleague who can enhance the diversity and knowledge base of our program and department and can make a unique contribution to our curriculum and students through their experiences and interest in serving diverse populations.
University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff 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.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota 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 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/ A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Dr. Pat Nelson
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: https://admin.mnsu.edu/human-resources/our-benefits/bargaining-units-and-personnel-plans/.
NOTICE: In accordance with the 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 MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posting Number: M359M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/19/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 09/27/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:
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