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Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Position Number: 1417733
  • Location: Mankato, MN
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Nursing, Associate/Assistant Professor

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Minnesota State Mankato, MN
Job Type: Probationary
Department: Academic Affairs
Job Number: 01053
Position: Tenure-Track (Propationary*)
Date of Appointment: August 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


The successful candidate will contribute to student success and degree completion through teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, with a primary focus on the baccalaureate programs (BS, Nursing; and BS, RN Baccalaureate Completion) within the School of Nursing; advising and mentoring students; engaging actively in scholarship and continued professional development; and participating in service to the discipline, department, university, and community. The successful candidate may be expected to teach on the main campus in Mankato, at the MSU Mankato Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located in Edina, or develop and instruct online course work.
  • 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.
  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, including clinical sites, as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop 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).

Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Doctorate in Nursing. (Degree to be conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by September 30, 2020.)

  • Active Registered Nurse licensure; active Minnesota Registered Nurse license at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level in a defined nursing content area.
  • Clinical experience in a defined area of nursing practice.
  • Evidence of nursing scholarship.
  • Experience in developing and facilitating student learning during low, medium, and high-fidelity simulation or an interest in learning.
  • Experience and/or interest in facilitating undergraduate clinical skills learning.
  • Ability to travel to clinical sites weekly and as necessary to facilitate student learning.
  • Experience teaching online or willingness to learn how to teach in the online environment.
  • Membership in professional or disciplinary organizations.
  • Experience in curriculum development.
  • Ability to obtain extramural funding for research.
  • Teaching, research, or practice experience focused on adult health, family, or society.

Additional Information

The School of Nursing offers innovative, family- and society-focused, technology-enhanced curricula for graduate and undergraduate students at two locations. Two undergraduate programs are offered at the Mankato campus: Nursing-BS (pre-licensure) and RN Baccalaureate Completion. The RN Completion program courses are taught in an on-line format; current program enrollment is approximately 300 students. The Nursing-BS program is an upper-division, four-semester major with about 160 students enrolled. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including hybrid and involve learning activities in our Maverick Family Nursing Simulation Center. Three graduate programs are offered at the MSU Mankato Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located in Edina, which include: Nursing Practice (from BSN) - DNP; Nursing Science-MSN with a focus on FNP preparation; and postmaster's degree certificates. Courses are taught in a hybrid format(primarily online with a monthly on-campus seminar). Total graduate student enrollment is approximately 50 students.

A supportive environment encourages interdisciplinary research, development of teaching skills, and community service. Current faculty research foci include family experience in acute and chronic illness, family nursing interventions, societal health, social justice in health care outcomes, ethics and the societal implications of technology, American Indians giving voice to historical trauma, and technology and simulation in nursing education. The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society, associated with the School of Nursing, provides opportunities for scholarly activity. Opportunities for professional growth are contractually funded through improvement grants, research grants and incentives, and sabbatical leaves. Additional information about the School of Nursing can be found at:

University Demographics

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 on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website, 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.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three(3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of candidate's relevant graduate degree(s)
  • Cover Letter
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment.

Dr. Sue Ellen Bell, Search Committee Chairperson
School of Nursing
Minnesota State University, Mankato
7700 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 651-690-9151
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:

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