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St. Catherine University Open Position: Assistant Professor School of Social Work

  • November 22, 2017 11:30 AM
    Message # 5598537

    The School of Social Work at St. Catherine University invites applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall, 2018. The candidate will teach core generalist courses in our BSW program. Additional content expertise is preferred in one or more of the following areas: chemical dependency and addiction, large client systems and organizational management.

    Responsibilities:  Nine (9)-month faculty position.  Faculty are expected to teach six courses per academic year, which may include summer. Other faculty responsibilities include advising, professional activities, and requisite faculty service.

    The School of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas is a joint program with the University of St. Thomas, offering BSW, MSW and DSW programs. It is a thriving school with approximately 600 students, and is well respected in the practice community. It offers innovative programs that strive to meet community needs. The vibrant and diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are well known for their cultural and social amenities and have been consistently named one of the most livable metropolitan areas in the U.S.

    St. Catherine and St. Thomas are private, Roman Catholic institutions. We seek candidates who are comfortable with and can contribute to the mission of our institutions. The Social Work department is seeking a faculty member who is able to articulate a diverse/multicultural perspective and who possesses cultural agility. These attributes are an integral part of our mission. We are committed to the inherent dignity of all people and the development of the whole person. Both universities have strong commitments to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the universities welcome applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

    Required qualifications: Doctorate in social work related field required, with ABD considered. Professional social work license eligibility. MSW degree and minimum of two years social work practice experience post MSW. Ability to articulate a scholarly agenda required. Classroom experience in accredited social work program preferred. 

    St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

    To apply:  Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to electronically apply.  Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests.  Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact the chair of the hiring committee, Dr. Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, at  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 with priority given to applications received by this date.  Position will remain open until filled.

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