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Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Education
Bemidji State University

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Education
University Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN, United States
Department Professional Education
Application Deadline Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of applications will begin on January 7th
Position Start Date Aug. 18, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Reading/Developmental Education

JOB TYPE: Full-time Probationary Tenure-Track


  • Teach primary (K-6) language arts and secondary (5-12) reading in the content area classes in traditional, online, and/or hybrid settings. The applicant would be expected to teach courses that would include, but are not limited to: Content Area Reading, Developmental Reading in the Middle School, Language Arts 1, Language Arts II, Language Arts III, and graduate level courses.
  • Contribute to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support Bemidji State University’s signature themes: Environmental stewardship, Civic engagement, Global/Multicultural Understanding.
  • Contribute to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
  • Assist with state, regional, national accreditation and program approvals.
  • Supervise student teachers.
  • Serve on a Master level research paper/capstone project committee as an advisor, committee member, or graduate representative.
  • Commitment to quality teaching and continued professional development.
  • Knowledge and use of D2L Brightspace, Taskstream, and/or other online platforms for instruction and data management.
  • This position will be based on the Bemidji State University campus in Bemidji, MN.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the following minimum qualifications)

  • Earned doctorate with at least 18 graduate credits in reading from a regionally accredited institution at the start of employment.
  • K-12 Literacy experience and at least three years teaching K-12 teaching (reading) as teacher of record.
  • Professional teaching license; with a Reading K-12 or Communication, Arts, & Literature-5-12.


  • Background knowledge and/or interest and/or experience working with Native American students.
  • Demonstrates experience with and/or interest in working with students and colleagues from multicultural and diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.
  • Evidence or willingness to collaborate with peers for planning, instruction, and assessment of a variety of learners (i.e. gifted and talented, struggling readers).


  • All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
  • Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
  • Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the InterFaculty Organization (IFO) which can be found at…
  • In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
  • BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces (see policy)

Apply online:

A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover letter, which addresses the required qualifications and your specific interest in working at Bemidji State University
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement documenting teaching experience and success and demonstrated interest in the teaching-learning process

Aspen Easterling (Co-Chair)
Dr. Sonia O’Bryan (Co-Chair)

If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at

  • Bemidji State University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities. Consumers with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service.

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Contact Information

  • Teresa Hanson
    Human Resources
    Bemidji State University
    1500 Birchmont Dr NE
    Box 1
    Bemidji, MN 56601
  • 218-755-2501


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