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Software Engineering/IT Management Tenure-Track or Lecturer

University of Minnesota Crookston
Crookston, MN
Competitive Salary

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About the Job

Up to two full-time, nine-month tenure track or Lecturer positions are available in the Software Engineering Program and the Information Technology Management Program in the Math, Science and Technology Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 14, 2024. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.

The salary ranges are as followed: $80,000 - $90,000 (Tenured Track) OR $70,000 - $80,000 (Lecturer). This would be Full-Time 9-month annual renewable position with an anticipated start date of 8/14/2024.

Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Software Engineering B.S. program and the Information Technology Management B.S. program to include hands-on and experiential learning. Course topics may include, but are not limited to: Programming, Web Application Development, Operating Systems, Networking, System Analysis and Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Construction, and Software Requirements Analysis. New courses may be proposed based upon needs of the program and candidate expertise. The position requires regular office hours and engagement in service activities on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.

Candidates who wish to be considered for a tenure-line appointment are also expected to establish a research program with a relevant focus, which may include work with undergraduate students. Tenure-line appointments carry a Candidates who wish to be considered for a full-time Lecturer appointment are not expected to establish a research agenda. Full-time lecturer appointments carry a
Whether a tenure-line faculty member or a full-time Lecturer, the successful candidate is expected to help further develop the program; provide undergraduate academic and career advising; advise program-related extracurricular clubs; expand industry networks to benefit students and graduate employment opportunities; foster equity and a sense of belonging among all students; and actively participate in recruitment, assessment, and retention efforts.


Minimum Qualifications

Tenure-track candidates: Doctorate degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology management, or related field. ABD will be considered.
Lecturer candidates: Master's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology management, or related field.
  • Strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level in both the on-campus and online environment;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences and to draw upon cultural and community-based knowledge in teaching;
  • Possess a commitment to an experiential education philosophy within the scope of the land grand mission;
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English;
  • Final job offer contingent upon receipt of official transcripts, complete background check, and authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications
  • College-level teaching experience;
  • University or curriculum development experience;
  • Research experience and peer-reviewed publication record at an academic institution;
  • Experience/track record of seeking and successfully implementing externally funded projects and grants;
  • Experience developing and maintaining collaborations with relevant industry partners.

About the Department

Housed in the Math, Science and Technology Department, the Software Engineering program offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Software Engineering as well as Information Technology Management. Both programs are offered on-campus as well as entirely online.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Review of applications will begin March 20, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must include a current curriculum vita, a cover letter, unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work, and a list of 3-5 professional references. In addition to addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, the cover letter must address indicators of the candidate's ability to promote equity and inclusion at a small campus in a rural context. Visit
for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Anthony Kern, Associate Vice Chancellor at 218-281-8380 or via email at

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-8647.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the 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:

Employment Requirements

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.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC)

With a strong tradition of technology-enhanced teaching and learning, the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) serves as the U's major outpost in Northwest Minnesota. UMC provides both experiential, career-oriented degree programs as well as high-quality online programs, while connecting its teaching, research, and outreach to rural economic development and service to the region and beyond.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).


Welcome to the University of Minnesota! Learn more to help you get started at the U so you can help us achieve the University’s mission and change the world. We want to help you be connected, thriving, and achieving. 

The University offers employees outstanding comprehensive benefits, including competitive pay, medical and dental plans, life insurance, disability coverage, retirement savings plans, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, and an award-winning Wellness Program—to name just a few.

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