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"Larsson, Donald F" <[log in to unmask]>
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The information below is available online at

Please direct any inquiries to the Search Committee Chair:
Professor Nancy Drescher, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
230 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001-8400
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Phone: (507) 389-5504
TTY: (800) 627-3529
Fax: (507) 389-5362

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Job Title:              Film Studies (English), Assistant Professor (PRF# AA16028)
Opening Date:   Wed. 11/19/14 10:00 PM Central Time
Application Deadline:     Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 22, 2014.
Salary:   Depends on Qualifications
Position:              Tenure-Track (Probationary*)
Date of Appointment:   August 17, 2015
Location:              Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota

The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks a specialist in Film Studies to teach a variety of introductory, upper-level, and graduate courses, including courses such as Film History and Film Production or Film Genres. In addition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensive general education film courses. An ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses is desirable. Also required: continued scholarly and/or creative activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, and service on department or university committees. Standard university teaching load is 24 credits per year (standard English Department load is three 4-credit courses per semester).

Required Qualifications:

*         Terminal degree in Film Studies (doctorate or MFA), English (doctorate), or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript by August 10, 2015.

*         Evidence of preparation to teach Film History.

*         Relevant scholarly activity.

*         College-level teaching experience in film and writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

*         Demonstrated ability to teach film production (video/digital).

*         Demonstrated ability to teach specialized film courses in areas such as film genres, international film, and film adaptation.

*         Demonstrated ability to teach online or hybrid courses at the college level.

*         Experience using classroom technology (e.g., course management systems).

*         Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.

*         Record of successful workplace collaboration or other departmental, college, or university service.

*         Scholarly, research, or creative interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (see  for departmental goals).

*         Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Additional Information:
The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes master's level programs in Creative Writing (MFA), Literature and English Studies, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in the same fields plus Humanities and English Education. There are also undergraduate minors in linguistics and film studies. The English department is also responsible for the university's large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, popular culture, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at:  Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at:  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

*         Statement of philosophy of teaching and research goals

*         Writing sample

*         Three (3) professional letters of reference to the Search Committee Chair at the address below

Contact Information:
Professor Nancy Drescher, Search Committee Chair
Department of English
230 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001-8400
E-mail inquiries: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Phone: (507) 389-5504
TTY: (800) 627-3529
Fax: (507) 389-5362

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

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

336 Wigley Administration Center
Mankato, MN 56001
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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.
"If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story."
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Donald F. Larsson, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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