Health Science, Assistant Professor (AA21040)

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Health Science

Unit: Health Science

Location: Mankato

FLSA: Exempt

Employment Condition: Probationary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 24, 2020.

POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:

Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applications for a Tenure-Track (Probationary) position in Health Education in the Department of Health Science. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate community health education courses as well as large enrollment general education health courses. These courses may include: Personal Health, First Aid and CPR, Drug Education, Introduction to Health Education, Health Communication and Advocacy, Biostatistics, Health Administration, Grant Writing, Theories and Models of Health Education and courses pertaining to health education program planning, implementation, and evaluation (e.g., Health Education Planning, Implementing, and Evaluation). The position requires actively engaging in scholarship and continued professional development. All university faculty members are expected to participate in service to the discipline, department, university, and community. In addition, faculty members are responsible for advising and mentoring students.

  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
  • 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, 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 http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, or closely related field. Doctoral coursework must reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility of a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) (http://www.nchec.org/responsibilities-and-competencies). Doctorate must be conferred on an official transcript by September 30, 2020.
  • Current Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential or CHES/MCHES eligible at the time of appointment.
  • Two years of college teaching experience in health education (experience as a graduate teaching assistant is acceptable).
  • Evidence of scholarly activity, including publications and/or professional presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Instructor Certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • University teaching experience in courses similar to those listed in the responsibilities.
  • University teaching experience in a large enrollment general education course.
  • Demonstrated the ability to develop and teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses using appropriate pedagogy and technology.
  • Demonstrated ability initiate and sustain an active research agenda.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor students.
  • Evidence of collaborative ability.
  • Evidence of department, college, university, and community service.
  • Commitment to continued professional development.
  • Previous community/public health work experience.
  • Demonstrated service to the discipline at local, state, or national levels.

Other Requirements:

Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating in and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

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-working 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) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld 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:http://www.mnsu.edu.


To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/

A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment


Mark Windschitl, Ph.D., CHES®

Department of Health Science

Phone: 507-389-5392

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: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/ You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing security@mnsu.edu

Benefits Info:

The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.


Posting Number: M034M

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date: 08/17/2020

Open Date: 02/03/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1822597

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.


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