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Education and Human Development Job Detail:

Teaching Specialist
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN     
Job Description:

The position is a 100%-time, nine-month, Professional and Administrative (P & A) appointment at the level of Teaching Specialist. The term is for one 9-month academic year appointment, renewable for one additional 9-month appointment in the successive academic year. Renewal for a second term is contingent upon performance, funding and the needs of the department. The maximum term is two successive 9-month appointments. Salary range begins at $46,500, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The expected start date is August 28, 2017. The fellow is expected to teach 5 courses over the academic year within the Department's programs, including one design studio each semester, and will deliver a College lecture and/or an exhibition on their research interests/creative work.

Essential Qualifications:
At a minimum, a Master of Landscape Architecture degree (by the time of hire), demonstrated English language fluency, and 0.5 to 1 year of teaching experience (at a college level) is required. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to develop and teach design studio and other core and elective courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff and colleagues. Evidence of attention to cultural diversity in teaching and/or professional experience, and the commitment to support the University's equity and diversity goals.

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to the above requirements: fluency in a 2nd language (e.g. Mandarin, Spanish, etc.); 2 to 3 years of teaching experience; minimum of 1 year of professional experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness in landscape architecture courses at the collegiate level.

About the Department:
Located within the College of Design, the Department sits at the academic hub of vibrant professional and multidisciplinary research communities across the University. Well known for its high quality of life, the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area offers cultural excellence in its museums and theaters, an exceptional parks system, and access to a well-regarded health care system. A powerful base of community action resides in the state's non-governmental organizations, especially foundations that support innovation as well as environmental and social action.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting our academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: ************************* To request an accommodation during the application process, please email ************** or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Background Check Information:
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

How To Apply
Application procedure is online. Applications must be submitted online at: ********************************** Search for Job ID# ******. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions to complete an online application for the position.

The following additional documents MUST be attached AFTER submitting your application, by going back to access your My Activities page and uploading documents there:
1) letter of interest;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) statement regarding your professional experience and philosophy of teaching;
4) a portfolio of professional or student supervised scholarship / design work (no more than 10 pages); and,
5) contact information for three professional references.

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