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Community Faculty for Writing, Literature & Language Department

Metro State University
Lilydale, Minnesota
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Classification Title State University Faculty Working Title Community Faculty for Writing, Literature & Language Department Hire Types Faculty Division Academic Affairs Department Liberal Arts Unit Liberal Arts Location FLSA Exempt Full/Part Time Part Time FTE Employment Condition Adjunct Work Shift Work Schedule/Hours/Days Posting Details

Metro State University, Minnesota's public, urban university, and recipient of the 2019 Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, occasionally needs community (adjunct) faculty to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate students. These positions are temporary and part-time.

Salary Minimum See below Salary Maximum See below Salary Type Per Credit Bargaining Unit/Plan
  • Faculty members are expected to demonstrate ability to teach Academic Writing (lower division) courses effectively at the undergraduate level
  • Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Required Qualifications
  • A minimum of a master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related fields
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the post-secondary level effectively and commitment to anti-racist and/or culturally responsive practices in writing pedagogy and scholarship
  • Evidence of strong 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
  • PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related field
  • Secondary interest, evidenced through educational background and teaching experience or scholarship, in at least one of the following areas: multilingual writing instruction, writing in the disciplines, research writing, writing in the health sciences, multimodal composition, developmental composition, writing across the curriculum
  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching at a post-secondary level.
  • Experience developing course curricula at a post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrated contributions to assessment of student learning at a post-secondary institution.
  • Professional development and/or expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy, and/or universal design.

Other Requirements

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 State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.


The University:

We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff, and students of Metro State will reflect the area's rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and applied doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2023. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve more than 9,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be "where learning meets living." Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked # 67 out of 1550 in 2021). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metro State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in a culturally responsive manner. The university is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of "Building a Resilient, Student Ready University."

Visit the Metro State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website.

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The School/Academic Department: The Writing, Literature, and Language Department houses a vibrant and evolving collaboration between several related disciplines (Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Humanities, Languages, Linguistics, and Literature) whose close departmental proximity provides responsive programming for Metro State University students.

The Academic Writing and Reading program oversees the general education writing curriculum, including courses focused on the writing process, research writing, academic reading, writing in the disciplines, and integrated writing and information literacy instruction. Faculty of color are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Info

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

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

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F227P Number of Vacancies Re-posting No Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 05/14/2024 Close Date 05/31/2024 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

Application: To apply, go to
  • To comply with privacy and data practices requirements, please refrain from including personal information or photographs in your application materials.

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: May 31, 2024

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.

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If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at

Accept Applications Yes Posting Contact Kab Chu Yang Heu Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Metro 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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