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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is one of five campuses in the University of Minnesota land-grant system.  A small campus with access to big university resources, the U of M, Crookston is a coordinate campus that provides a unique applied learning and technology-driven approach to education, research and service.  Our 237-acre campus is located in Northwest Minnesota in the beautiful Red River Valley, one of the richest and most diversified agricultural regions in the United States and has an enrollment of 1,200 degree seeking students, with a total headcount of approximately 2,100 students. The U of M, Crookston has been recognized as a U.S. News "Best College" since 1999 in the "Midwest Public Comprehensive Baccalaureate Colleges" category.  The Crookston campus was ranked one of the "Most Wired Colleges in America" by Yahoo! Internet Life Online.  Our technology initiatives have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Converge magazine, Online Learning magazine and Minnesota Public Radio.  Full time positions offer competitive salaries; vacation, holiday, and sick leave pay; retirement benefits; career enrichment programs; opportunities for advancement; free undergraduate tuition; health, dental, and life insurance benefits; pleasant working conditions; and convenient location and parking. A comprehensive explanation of available benefits can be viewed at: http://www1.umnn.edu/ohr/benefits/summary.

Faculty positions currently open are listed below. You may apply for open positions electronically at the following web page: https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.


DEPARTMENT HEAD (WITH FACULTY RANK)
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

POSITION:
The Department Head (with faculty rank) reports to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and holds faculty rank concurrently with the term of appointment. The Department Head is the chief administrative officer and appointing authority responsible for a department organized for teaching, research, and service. The Department Head is expected to provide strong leadership and vision for growth, be active in professional organizations, and contribute to the department and the field while functioning as administrator in the department. Salary and benefits package is competitive. This is a full-time, 12-month, annual renewable position (nine-month appointment with three-month summer augmentation). Start date is June 15, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the department in a manner consistent with the principles of shared governance and the negotiated agreement; provide leadership in curriculum development; advocate for department faculty and research in the department; promote and maintain a high-quality learning environment for diverse on-campus and online students; determine annual department goals, objectives, and plans; prepare, prioritize, and monitor budget requests and expenditures; participate effectively in shared leadership teams within Academic Affairs: represent the department on administrative groups; communicate and implement university and system policy; recruit, hire, and mentor new faculty; seek additional funding sources; espouse and practice principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity; keep current with new developments in their field; maintain involvement with professional organizations; and help advance the outreach mission of the University.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate degree, college level teaching and research experience in one of the department’s academic disciplines or closely related field; evidence of leadership abilities, solid communication skills, and strong interpersonal and team skills; track record of significant achievement in both teaching and research; demonstrated intercultural competency and commitment to diversity; and credentials appropriate for tenure and rank of associate professor or full professor within the department.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Currently tenured; experience in college-level administration, new program development, obtaining Agriculture and Natural Resources accreditation; experience in decision making for livestock operations and facility management; experience administering online education; online teaching, research, and/or professional experience in rural entrepreneurship and/or economic development. Working experience with Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) for teaching and research is a plus.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2016. Applications must include unofficial transcript. The chosen candidate will be required to submit official transcripts and complete a background check prior to confirmation of an offer. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Barbara Keinath, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, at bkeinath@umn.edu.


TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES AVIATION
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

POSITION: Full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in Agricultural and Natural Resources Aviation in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 15, 2016. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide program leadership to the established aviation program which combines agriculture, natural resources, and law enforcement with aviation. Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Aviation program. Deliver flight instruction and teach aviation academic courses such as, but not limited to: introduction to aviation, airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, basic attitude instrument flying, IFR procedures and policies, conventional aircraft operations, certified flight instructor, instrument certified flight instructor, conservation law enforcement, natural resources and law enforcement aviation applications, and agricultural application.
A successful candidate is expected to establish his/her own research program, with a focus on either agriculture, natural resources, or law enforcement aviation. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities. The candidate should be open to teach both on campus and online courses.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or ABD in Aviation or related fields (natural resource-related field, criminal justice, biology, or law degree); FAA certified flight instructor (CFI) certificate and instrument instructor rating for single engine airplanes; substantial experience as Pilot in Command of Conventional Gear aircraft; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; demonstrated cultural competency, and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience as a flight instructor or agency pilot; experience as aviator in agricultural application, natural resources, conservation law enforcement, general law enforcement, or teaching and/or research experience in academic institution, industry experience, experience/track record of seeking and successfully implementing externally funded projects and grants.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna Maiga, Department Head by telephone: (218) 281- 8107 or e-mail: hmaiga@umn.edu.

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN EQUINE SCIENCE
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

POSITION:
Full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position in Equine Science in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 15, 2016. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Equine Science program. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Hunt Seat and Dressage, Concepts in Dressage Equitation, Rider Instructor Training, Equine Management, Horse Production, Equine Careers and Husbandry, Equine Evaluation, Advanced Equitation over Fences, Western Equitation. A successful candidate is expected to establish his/her own research program, with a focus on Equine Management. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree or ABD in Equine Science, Animal Science or related fields; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; ability to read, write, and understand English; demonstrated cultural competency, and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching and/or research experience in academic institution, industry experience, experience/track record of seeking and successful implementing externally funded projects and grants. Coaching or teaching experience with English riding team is a plus.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna, Maiga Department Head by telephone: (218) 281-8107 or e-mail: hmaiga@umn.edu.

TEACHING SPECIALIST IN EQUINE SCIENCE
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

POSITION:
Full-time, nine-month, annual renewable teaching specialist position in Equine Science in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 15, 2016. Standard teaching load is 15 credits/5 courses per semester. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Equine Science program. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Hunt Seat and Dressage, Concepts in Dressage Equitation, Rider Instructor Training, Equine Management, Horse Production, Equine Careers and Husbandry, Equine Evaluation, Advanced Equitation over Fences, Western Equitation. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; engage in department and campus service activities; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; and help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Equine Science, Animal Science or closely related fields (or a master’s degree, plus a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Equine Science); passion for teaching and student-centered service; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; demonstrated cultural competency; effective communication skills; and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land-grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in teaching and/or research experience in academic institution and industry experience. Coaching or teaching experience with English riding team is a plus.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna Maiga, Department Head by telephone: (218) 281-8107 or e-mail: hmaiga@umn.edu.

TEACHING SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES AVIATION
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

POSITION:
Full-time, nine-month, annual renewable teaching specialist position in Agricultural and Natural Resources Aviation in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 15, 2016. Standard teaching load is 15 credits/5 courses per semester. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide program leadership to the established aviation program which combines agriculture, natural resources, and law enforcement with aviation. Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Aviation program. Course topics could include, but are not limited to: introduction to aviation, airplane aerodynamics, aircraft systems, basic attitude instrument flying, IFR procedures and policies, conventional aircraft operations, certified flight instructor, instrument certified flight instructor, conservation law enforcement, natural resources and law enforcement aviation applications, and agricultural application. The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; engage in department and campus service activities; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; and help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in aviation related field, natural resource-related field, criminal justice, biology, or law degree; FAA certified flight instructor (CFI) certificate and instrument instructor rating for single engine airplanes; experience as aviator in agricultural application, natural resources, conservation law enforcement, general law enforcement, or substantial experience as Pilot in Command of Conventional Gear aircraft; passion for teaching and student-centered service; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; demonstrated cultural competency; effective communication skills; and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land-grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience as a flight instructor or agency pilot; teaching and/or research experience in academic institution and industry experience.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna Maiga, Agricultural and Natural Resources Department Head by telephone: (218) 281-8107 or e-mail: hmaiga@umn.edu.

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN MANUFACTURING AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Business Department

POSITION:
Full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering in the Business Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 15, 2016. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction on campus and online to students in the Manufacturing Management and Quality Management programs. Course topics include, but are not limited to, Applied Quality, Lean Six Sigma, Sustainability and Compliance, Product Development, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Facilities Planning and Selection, Industrial Safety, Metrology and Applied Engineering Principles. A successful candidate is expected to establish his/her own research program, with a focus on Operations, Quality or Manufacturing Systems. The candidate is expected to provide leadership and assistance in the development and implementation of program goals and objectives; advise students; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; help expand our network with industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities; engage in various activities providing service to the department, institution and profession; and work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary faculty whose focus is on the practical application of knowledge and technology.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree or ABD in Engineering, Production Management, Operations Management, or related field (if candidate is ABD, terminal degree needs to be awarded by the end of the first contract year); effective communication skills; ability to deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction both on campus and online; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; ability to read, write, and understand English; demonstrated cultural competency, and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of university teaching experience; research experience in an academic institution; experience teaching online courses; two years of professional or industry experience in a production or quality capacity; experience/track record of seeking and successful implementing externally funded projects and grants; and familiarity with computer-based instructional technology.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Kevin D. Thompson, Department Head by telephone: (218) 281-8254 or e-mail: thom2358@umn.edu.

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION, PROGRAM DIRECTOR IN HEALTH MANAGEMENT/APPLIED HEALTH
Math, Science, and Technology Department

POSITION:
Full-time, nine-month Health Management faculty position plus program director responsibilities (3 months) throughout the year including summer in the Math, Science, and Technology (MST) Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 15, 2016. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality instruction undergraduate instruction (online & on-campus) to students in the Health Management and the Bachelor of Applied Health Programs. Lead the development of program goals and objectives. Lead assessment activities in the programs. Advise students, contribute to student recruitment and retention initiatives, support research and outreach in health management. Develop and maintain strong ties to the health care industry to benefit our programs, student experience ad student employment opportunities. Utilize opportunities of service to the Department, University, and community. This position requires regular office hours and engagement in service activities on the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus. As Program Director, this position manages appropriate accreditation efforts, assists in recruitment of regular and adjunct faculty, manages internships, coordinates and leads the Program Improvement Advisory Committees, leads curriculum development, and manages the two program (and future health related programs).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree in health service administration or related field and three years of experience in health care administration; effective communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; ability to read, write, and understand English; demonstrated cultural competency, and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission. Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Five or more years of experience in health care administration and nursing home licensure. Teaching and/or research experience in academic institution, industry experience, experience/track record of seeking and successful implementing externally funded projects and grants, experience with online education.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include copy of college transcripts. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Joseph Shostell, MST Department Head at (218) 281-8257 or shostell@umn.edu.

RECRUITMENT OF ADJUNCT FACULTY 2015-16
POSITIONS: The University of Minnesota Crookston may need individuals to teach on a short-term and/or temporary basis (on-campus and/or online) in one or more of the following areas during the 2015-16 academic year: Agriculture and Natural Resources: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Aviation, Equine Science, Golf and Turf Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Soil and Water Management, Soils. Business: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Manufacturing Management, Marketing, Quality Management, Sport and Recreation Management. Liberal Arts and Education: Applied Studies, Art, Communication, Composition, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English, English as a Second Language, Geography, Health, History, Humanities, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education and Recreation, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Theatre, Writing. Math, Science, and Technology: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Applications, Environmental Sciences, Exercise Science, Geology, Health Informatics, Health Science, Health Systems Management/Applied Health, Information Technology Management, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physics, Software Engineering.
QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree is required, preferably in the teaching discipline or closely related field. A master’s degree in another field, plus 18 graduate credits in the teaching discipline, is acceptable. A terminal degree in the discipline or related area is preferred.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applications must be submitted online. Visit https://www.myu.umn.edu/employment for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. In addition to submitting the requested information, if you have the ability to scan your college transcripts, please do so. Final job offer for any offers made will be contingent upon a complete background check and receipt of official transcripts. Apply to the appropriate requisition number:
Agriculture/Natural Resources On-Campus Courses - Job ID #301699
Business On-Campus Courses - Job ID #301660
Business Online Courses - Job ID #301654
Liberal Arts and Education On-Campus Courses - Job ID #301757
Liberal Arts and Education Online Courses - Job ID #301751
Math/Science/Technology On-Campus Courses - Job ID #301600
Math/Science/Technology Online Courses - Job ID #301594

 
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