Notice of Vacancy
VACANCY # ___________
Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to diversity in its programs
and activities, and actively seeks to hire persons who share in that commitment.
POSITION: CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY:
Assistant Professor of American Multicultural Studies: $45,799-$50,349
Social Sciences emphasis Tenure Track
DATE OF APPOINTMENT:
August 18, 2008
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• ABD in American Studies, Ethnic Studies or a related social science discipline with an emphasis in African American, Chicano/Latino Studies or
American Multicultural Studies. Ph.D. or equivalent required for tenure.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the experiences of people of color within the U.S. from interdisciplinary social scientific perspectives.
• College teaching experience.
• Evidence of actual work experience or affiliations with communities of color.
• Knowledge of programming and curriculum development in Multicultural Studies within the context of American culture.
• Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the American multicultural context and the relationships of the American mainstream to
experiences, cultures and perspectives of peoples of color.
• Ability to teach basic level quantitative research methods for interdisciplinary social sciences.
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with faculty and students of diverse backgrounds, including sensitivity to their needs and concerns.
• Ph. D. or equivalent in relevant discipline.
• College teaching experience in Multicultural or Ethnic Studies.
• Specialization in one or more of the following areas: Race & ethnicity theory, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Law or Legal Studies,
• Evidence of potential for teaching excellence and scholarly achievement.
• Develop and teach courses utilizing social science perspectives to issues and concerns of communities of color, including a course in basic level
quantitative research methods for interdisciplinary social sciences featuring descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and methods for social
• Develop and teach an Introductory Multicultural Critical Thinking course for 1st year students.
• Assist department and university in collaboratively building and maintaining American Multicultural Studies programs.
• Teach a variety of courses in areas of specialization and as program requires.
• Other duties include scholarly or creative achievement or research, continuing preparation and study, contribution to student growth and
development, and service to the university and community.
APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE:
Completed applications must include a cover letter detailing your work experience with communities of color and teaching philosophy, a vita,
unofficial transcripts, three (3) current signed letters of reference with full contact information, and the name and contact information of a representa-
tive from a community of color serving organization who is familiar with your work in the community. (Any of these references may be contacted by
phone for finalists.) Applicants must also submit a completed MSUM Standard Application Form before an applicant’s file can be considered.
Screening of completed applications will begin January 8, 2008 and the position will remain open until a successful candidate is selected.
See http://www.mnstate.edu/vacancy/standappform.htm for a link to the MSUM Standard Application and the Supplemental Personnel Data for
Affirmative Action Recruitment forms. The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
American Multicultural Studies Search Committee Chair, American Multicultural Studies Department, Minnesota State University Moorhead,
Moorhead, MN 56563. Phone: (218) 477-2912; Fax: (218) 477- 5893 Email: email@example.com
• Persons writing letters of reference should be advised of Minnesota’s open records law, which allows for letters to be available to applicants upon request.
• Minnesota State University Moorhead is an equal opportunity educator & employer and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System. This information will be
made available in alternate format, such as Braille, large print or audio cassette tape, upon request by contacting Disability Services at 218.477.5859 (voice) or 1.800.627.3529
tHe UNiVerSitY • Fargo-Moorhead ranks third (among small market MSAs)
our mission: “We develop knowledge, talent, and skills for a in the “Best U.S. Cities for Relocating Families.” (May 2005)
lifetime of learning, service, and citizenship.”
• Forbes magazine ranked the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan
established in 1887, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s
199-acre campus is located in Moorhead, Minnesota, in the heart
of the red river Valley.
statistical area fourth out of 168 small metro areas in the
nation to do business and advance careers. (May 2005)
• North Dakota was ranked the “Safest State” for the eighth
time in the 12 years that Morgan Quitno Press has issued its
MSU Moorhead offers 69 undergraduate majors with 92 different
awards. Minnesota was ranked as the second “Most Livable
emphases and options, 16 pre-professional studies programs, and
15 graduate degree programs. included in our majors are 32 areas State.” (March 2005)
of teacher licensure preparation. our professional programs are • The Fargo-Moorhead MSA has the lowest unemployment
grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of level of any MSA in the USA. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2005)
knowledge and cultural themes.
MSUM enrolls approximately 7,500 students from 43 states
and 43 countries. in addition, MSUM is part of the tri-college
University, an educational consortium that includes concordia Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of
college, a private college in Moorhead, and North dakota State nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No
University in adjacent Fargo, North dakota. person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions
of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation
to learn more about MSU Moorhead, please visit the Web site: in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex,
www.mnstate.edu color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status,
status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. in
addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or
tHe coMMUNitY activity in a local commission as defined by the law is prohibited.
Moorhead and Fargo are at the center of a metropolitan area and inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to Barb Seiler,
thriving regional center with more than 180,000 residents. Higher Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Owens
education is a major community enterprise, with more than 25,000
214B, 218.477.2229 (Voice).
students who contribute to an atmosphere rich in arts, culture,
sports, and social activities. the cities enjoy a major concert venue;
university and independent theaters, and a community theater; a
symphony orchestra; jazz concerts; an annual film festival; a civic reqUeSt For reaSoNaBLe accoMModatioN
opera; several art galleries and museums; and numerous other it is the policy of Minnesota State colleges and Universities to
attractions and events. provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants with
disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to
Moorhead public schools serve more than 5,800 students in an competing for a job on an equal basis.
area recognized for excellence in public education. Moorhead
is known for superior student academic achievement and for far- applicants having special needs which require accommodation
reaching extra-curricular activities. Moorhead schools are all new should contact edward L. choate, Human resources
or totally remodeled. Fargo public Schools received the highest director, owen 210c, Minnesota State University Moorhead,
possible “Gold Medal” rating in a report published by Expansion Moorhead, Minnesota 56563, 218.477.2066 (Voice). For ttY
Management magazine. (april 2004) communications, contact the Minnesota relay Service at
Hector international airport provides daily jet passenger
service to three hub cities: Minneapolis, chicago, and denver.
Fargo-Moorhead residents are proud of where they live and work. caMpUS criMe report
Named an all-america city in 2000 by the National civic League, MSUMS’s annual campus crime report is available
the community is a great place to live and learn. on the internet at: http//www.mnstate.edu/security/ a member of the Minnesota
State colleges & Universities System
the report contains statistics for the previous three years of
receNt coMMUNitY accoLadeS reported crimes that occurred on campus; in buildings or property
the Fargo-Moorhead community is ranked among the best places owned or controlled by the University; and on public property
in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. within, or immediately adjacent to, the campus and reported to the
• Fargo was named one of the best places to live, raise a University and/or the Clay County Sheriff’s Department or the
family, work and do business by Forbes magazine’s Moorhead police department. the report also contains policies
publisher, rich Karlgaard. (November 2005) and procedures concerning safety and security on the campus of
• Expansion Management magazine designated Fargo- Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Moorhead as one of “America’s Top Business Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to
if you are unable to access this report and wish a printed copy, diversity in its programs and activities, and actively
Opportunity Metros for 2005.” (July 2005) or have other concerns about the report, please contact Michael seeks to hire persons who share in that commitment.
parks, director of Security, Minnesota State University Moorhead,
Moorhead, MN 56563, or call 218.477.5869.