METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) faculty position within the Human Services Department located in the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs, beginning August 2018.This position will involve teaching courses within the Human Services Administration and Leadership Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) degree as well as core Human Services courses. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body and providing them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for culturally competent practice.


  • Demonstrate ability to teach Human Services Administration and Leadership Bachelor of Human Services (BHS) degree as well as core Human Services courses effectively at the undergraduate level
  • Coordinate and provide leadership for the Human Services Administration and Leadership concentration within the BHS degree program
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement related to the Human Services field
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study relevant to assigned duties
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance
  • Engage in service to the university and community including participation in college and university governance and committee activities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving a nontraditional, racially, culturally, economically and linguistically diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services or a related field (e.g., social work, public health, or community psychology)
  • College or university level teaching experience with evidence of teaching multiple courses
  • At least six years of work experience in the human services including:

o At least three years of professional work experience as a human service practitioner
o At least three years of work experience as an administrator or leader in a human services organization

  • Demonstrated ability to work within diverse communities and with racially, culturally and economically diverse colleagues and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or a terminal degree in Human Services, Leadership, or a related field (e.g., public health, or community psychology)
  • Five years college experience teaching in a variety of delivery modes including online
  • Ten years of work experience in the human services, including at least five years of work experience as an administrator or leader in a human services organization

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, 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 President’s 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.

Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu

The School/Academic Department: The Human Services Department offers several majors and minors designed for students whose career goals include positions and advancement in a variety of social and human service arenas. Through the three human service degree programs, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective social services to a range of individuals and groups within human services organizations.

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 www.ifo.org

Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

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 institution’s 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 Human Resources, Search & Selection Specialist, Carla Ballard at 651.793.1319.

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