Position Information

Psychology, Assistant Professor
Job Description:
  • Teach courses in undergraduate psychology program in statistics, research methods, and experimental psychology. Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
    • Introduction to Psychological Sciences
    • Statistics for Psychology
    • Research Methods and Design
  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the https://admin.mnsu.edu/human-resources/our-benefits/bargaining-units-and-personnel-plans/http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html.
  • This position will advise undergraduate majors.
  • Priority consideration given to applications received prior to December 31, 2021.


The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities. The encourages students to be bold in their pursuit of learning and it aspires to provide them with transformative experiences that will enable them to better understand the people and cultures of the world and thrive in a diverse, globally connected workplace. The college welcomes innovative candidates committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus that serves all of our students and works to realize their intellectual success and career aspirations. The college also strives to foster a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment across all of our programs that encourages a culture of faculty research, professional development, and student success.

The psychology department at Minnesota State University, Mankato strives to provide an enriching educational environment for undergraduate and graduate students and to contribute to the scientific understanding of behavior through research. The department integrates teaching, research and service activities to further the mission of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and university.

University Demographics

Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities.

The focus of the work includes:
  • Enhancing access and student success.
  • Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
  • Anchoring the communities and regions it serves
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional state-wide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here: https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html

Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as the basis for discussion in developing its next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are:
  • Serving Students and Managing Enrollment
  • Focusing our Resources
  • Offering an Exceptional Student Experience
  • Caring for Health and Well-Being
  • Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University

The university seeks to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge, improves learning, and serves the region, state, and nation.

Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The university acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. The university acknowledges that it is on Dakota land and recognizes the Native Nations of this region who have called this place home over thousands of years, including Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Lakota, Dakota and Ho-Chunk and Cheyenne. We acknowledge the ongoing colonialism and legacies of violence, displacement, migrations and settlement that foreground the formation of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the university is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18 percent students of color and 1,175-plus international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of online programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please continue the process via the website below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. A complete online application will include the following attachments:
  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and engagement with DEI, including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. This should respond to the question, how would your views and engagement regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato’s goals?

Contact Information:

Andi Lassiter, Professor
Phone: 507-389-5734
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Email: andrea.lassiter@mnsu.edu

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: https://admin.mnsu.edu/human-resources/our-benefits/bargaining-units-and-personnel-plans/


In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, or in other university-affiliated locations. This report is available online at: http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/ You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing security@mnsu.edu

Benefits Info:

The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.


The desired Start Date for this position is August 15, 2022. The position is open until filled.

To apply for this position, visit: https://apptrkr.com/2705764

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.
Position: Psychology, Assistant Professor
Organization: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Location: Mankato,  MN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 12/23/2021
Date Posted: 12/23/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Psychology or related field. If ABD, degree must be completed by May 31, 2023 and official transcript must be received in Human Resources by June 30, 2023.
  • Documentation of teaching success at the college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse student population in teaching, advising, and/or research, including experience in pedagogy that addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Advanced preparation in quantitative or experimental psychology.
  • Demonstrated preparation to teach, advise, and support a wide variety of students.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses listed below, along with additional courses depending on the department’s needs:
    • Introduction to Psychological Science
    • Statistics in Psychology
    • Research Methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach using technology in the classroom and/or online course delivery.
  • Experience with advising and mentoring students.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work individually and collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.
  • Demonstrated potential for research productivity and willingness to involve students in research.

Other Requirements:
  • Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/21/2022
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
103 Armstrong Hall

Mankato,  MN 56001
United States
(507) 389-5734
Andrea Lassiter

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