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- Humphrey School of Public Affairs
- Minneapolis, MN
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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota seeks applications to fill a Lecturer/Coordinator position with the Minnesota MDP program. We are seeking candidates with the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and under supervision, in conjunction with diverse students, faculty, staff and others.
The mission of the Humphrey School is to inspire, educate, and support innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse world. In August 2010 the University of Minnesota launched its Master of Development Practice (MDP) degree in international development. For more information on the program, see http://www.hhh.umn.edu/degrees/mdp/index.html.
This interdisciplinary program will be based at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, co-administered with the School and the Interdisciplinary Center for the study of Global Change (ICGC) and offered together with five other colleges of the University. The MDP is specifically designed for student interested in pursuing careers in development-related areas. This praxis-based program includes broad exposure to livelihood strategies, sustainability, agriculture, education, public health, societal and environmental mechanisms and policy-related analysis and strategies. The Minnesota MDP is a member of the Global Network of MDP programs (http://mdp.ei.columbia.edu/).
This position is an 80% annually renewable, 12-month academic professional and administrative (P&A) position. Distribution of 80% time commitment across the calendar year is subject to negotiation. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Annual renewals are subject to a successful performance review, continuing need for the position, and availability of funds. This position is available on July 1, 2013.
The duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: teaching and/or coordinating three to four courses per year related to the Master of Development Practice (MDP) program; overseeing content of annual orientation program for incoming MDP students; overseeing MDP curriculum and help guide curriculum refinement to ensure it meets program goals; developing and organizing international field experiences for MDP students; working with MDP faculty and staff to develop and promote MDP program; communicating with prospective and current students (e.g., meeting with and assisting in recruitment of prospective students, responding to inquiries, preparing program materials, advising students); serving on the MDP Program Committee; working with MDP faculty and staff to develop technology-enhanced courses and program resources, including web-based instruction, as determined by the MDP Program Committee; assisting program committee members, faculty and staff in other duties related to the academic functioning of the MDP program; and serving as a liaison between the MDP program and the Global Network.
Minimum (required) qualifications include a Master's degree in international development studies or related field, international development work experience, effective oral and written communication skills, computer technology competence (especially with Word and Excel), and a minimum of one year teaching experience at the post-secondary level. It is preferred that the candidate have a Ph. D. in a field related to international development, significant background in economics, administrative or program development experience in an educational or nonprofit setting, experience developing international development projects or programs, and experience with online or distance education
- Michele Chilinski
Applications must be submitted online at the University of Minnesota's employment site: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=108654. Applications must include a cover letter, CV/resume, transcripts, 3 references, and teaching materials (evaluations or sample syllabi that you have taught).