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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


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 July 1, 2015 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; 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 commitment to diversity; and credentials appropriate for tenure and rank of associate professor or full professor within the department.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Currently tenured and experience in college-level administration, new program development, experience obtaining business accreditation, experience administering online education; online teaching, research, and/or professional experience in rural entrepreneurship and/or economic development.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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 for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.


POSITION: Full-time, 12 month, annual renewable position based on funding and performance starting as soon as possible.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of this position are two-fold: A)Software development: This position will be primarily responsible for maintaining operating and evolving the immersive 3D Display systems, multi-user, multi-touch devices and variety of projection based displays. This position also closely collaborate with faculty from different disciplines to develop software tailored to meet their requirements such modelling and simulation which involves activities such as analysis, design, documentation, coding and debugging of software; and B)Teaching: This position will also be responsible for teaching courses (including but not limited to: computer graphics, 3D modelling and programming, simulation programming and game design and development), developing academic materials, advise and mentor students during internships.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Baccalaureate degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field; experience with the software development life cycle; experience with 2D/3D design, modeling and computer simulation; proficiency with C++, C# (.Net, WPF), Java, OpenGL/ API OpenGL, Microsoft XNA, Direct3D; proficiency with Graphical User Interfaces for multiple platforms; research off-the-shelf software tools and components, interface with faculty and scholars; translate needs into software requirements and designs; effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; communicates proactively and effectively at all levels, ability to effectively communicate software requirements and design to non-software team members; capacity for creative problem solving and innovation; and ability to effectively translate given requirements into software requirements. Final job offer contingent upon receipt of official transcripts and a satisfactory background certification.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field; background and interest in gaming, virtual reality; experience with computer networking; industrial experience with preference to Game industry, and 3D graphics and visualization, and Human-Computer interaction.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted electronically. You may visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Please include a resume, cover letter, and references. For more information, please contact Bill Peterson (phone: 218-281-8265 email:

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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