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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:

Faculty positions currently open are listed below. You may apply for open positions electronically at the following web page:

U o f M. Crookston is an equal opportunity educator and employer

Math, Science, and Technology Department

POSITION: Full-time, nine-month tenure track position in Software Engineering in the Math, Science, and Technology Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 17, 2015. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Software Engineering B.S. program, the Information Technology Management B.S. program, and in the Health Informatics Certificate programs; establish his/her own research program, with a focus on software engineering; participate in efforts to achieve and maintain ABET accreditation as well as support efforts to create and maintain international collaborations; contribute to further develop current and future programs; advise students; participate in recruitment and retention efforts; and help expand network with the industry to benefit programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities. Course topics(on campus and on-line) include but not limited to Data Warehousing and Mining, Database Management Systems, Programming, Discrete Structures, Software Construction, Software Design and Architecture, and Software Requirements Analysis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree or ABD in software engineering, computer science 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 relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; ability to read, write, and understand English; 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: Doctorate degree and teaching and/or research experience in academic institution, industry experience, experience/track record of seeking and successful implementing externally funded projects and grants, ABET experience, and experience with scientific modeling, simulation and visualization
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin February 20, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit 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 by telephone: (218) 281-8257 or e-mail:

Agriculture and Natural Resources Department

Nine-month Teaching Specialist or Lecturer position (classification is dependent upon academic degree earned) within the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota beginning August 17, 2015. Salary will be dependent on qualifications and level of experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.
RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Provide program leadership to the established aviation program which combines agriculture, natural resources, and law enforcement with aviation. Provide support to existing programs in natural resources aviation, agricultural aviation, and natural resources law enforcement. (2) 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. (3) Advise undergraduate students in aviation programs. (4) Develop working relationships with agencies and organizations to assist with internship and permanent job placement. (5) Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary faculty whose focus is on the practical application of knowledge and technology.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: B. S. plus 18 relevant graduate credits in an 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; strong communication skills; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences and commitment to a polytechnic educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission. Final offer contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. or Ph.D. in a field related to natural resources, aviation, or agriculture; experience as a flight instructor or agency pilot; and teaching experience at the college level or in comparable extension, continuing education, or agency capacity; substantial experience with flight instruction in Conventional Gear aircraft.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Visit for complete application instructions and to apply electronically.

POSITIONS: The University of Minnesota Crookston may need individuals to teach on a short-term and/or temporary basis (on-site and/or online) in one or more of the following areas during the 2014-15 academic year: Agriculture/Natural Resources: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Aviation, Equine Science, Golf & Turf Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Soil and Water Management, Soils; Business: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, 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; Math/Science/Technology: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Applications, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Health Informatics, Health Science, Health Systems Management/Applied Health, Information Technology Management, Mathematics, Physics, Software Engineering.
QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree in the discipline or related area and substantial professional recognition in the fiel
d is preferred. A Master’s degree or 18 graduate credits in the discipline or a related area and competence to teach the material of the specific course is required. In special circumstances, for particular courses, an individual with a baccalaureate degree and experience and competence to teach the course may be hired.
All applications must be submitted online. Visit 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:
2014-15 Agriculture/Natural Resources On-Site Courses - Requisition #191039
2014-15 Agriculture/Natural Resources Online Courses - Requisition #191040
2014-15 Business On-Site Courses - Requisition #191041
2014-15 Business Online Courses - Requisition #191043
2014-15 Liberal Arts and Education On-Site Courses - Requisition #191046
2014-15 Liberal Arts and Education Online Courses - Requisition #191049
2014-15 Math/Science/Technology On-Site Courses - Requisition #191050
2014-15 Math/Science/Technology Online Courses - Requisition #191064

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