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Ethnic Studies Faculty with an Emphasis in Black Studies

Metropolitan State University, Dept. of Ethnic and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Job Title: Ethnic Studies Faculty with an Emphasis in Black Studies
Reference Code: Req. #2018-00332
Job Location: St. Paul , MN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Social & behavioral sciences
Other Professional fields
Application Closing Date: 1/7/2019
Date Posted: 2018-09-25
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Ethnic Studies Faculty with an Emphasis in Black Studies
Metropolitan State University


  • Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach Black Studies and comparative Ethnic Studies courses effectively at the undergraduate level.
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement.
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study.
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community.
  • Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Participation in university service and shared governance on behalf of the college and department.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

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The School/Academic Department: The Department of Ethnic and Religious Studies at Metropolitan State supports a major program in Ethnic Studies, and two minor programs (in Ethnic Studies and Religious Studies). The Ethnic Studies major and minor programs offer interdisciplinary courses in comparative US ethnic studies and global experiences and conditions of race and ethnicity across a broad range of topics (e.g., immigration, mass incarceration, trauma, labor and work life, public policy, resistance and protest movements, environmental justice, etc.) as well as courses that focus on particular racial-ethnic groups in the United States and Minnesota (Asian Americans, Black/African Americans, Chicanx/Latinx communities, and Indigenous/Native Americans). The Religious Studies minor program offers curriculum on world religious traditions, including those of recent immigrants to the United States and the spiritual traditions of indigenous peoples in the United States.

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Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Gender and Womenís Studies, or other interdisciplinary fields including humanities or social science disciplines with an emphasis in Black/African American Studies, and/or extensive research, scholarship, and teaching in Black/African American Studies from an interdisciplinary liberal arts perspective
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the college or university level, including demonstrated proficiency in teaching ethnic studies curriculum from a comparative perspective
  • Communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an institution with a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse workforce

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency with intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to ethnic studies teaching and scholarship
  • Focus or specialty on Minnesota and/or the Upper Midwest region
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrating teaching and scholarship with Black/African American community life and experience
  • Experience in teaching online and hybrid courses
  • Availability to teach evening courses

Information and Application Process Instructions

Salary:† Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

For the most current information on the IFO, go to

Application:† To apply, go to

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Monday, January 7, 2019.

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position.
  • Current curriculum vita or resume.
  • One-page statement of teaching philosophy and/or examples of teaching effectiveness.
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness.
  • Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institutionís name/logo are required.† If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date.† We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports.† If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NeoGov at 1-855-524-5627 for technical assistance.

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If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Carla Ballard, Recruiter, Search & Selection Specialist, at 651.793.1319.

Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota Stateís vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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