Assistant Professor / Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor / Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Therapy Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Occupational Therapy Doctorate Position Summary

TheHenrietta Schmoll School of HealthatSt. Catherine Universityinvites applications for anAssistant Professor / Fieldwork Coordinatorposition within theOccupational Therapy Graduate Program. It is a full-time, rolling contract position scheduled to begin the January term of 2020-2021 on January 4, 2021.

Occupational Therapy uses the skills needed to learn, work, plan, socialize, sleep, and care for oneself and other to help people participate in life to their fullest potential. St. Catherine University is one of the few schools in the nation to offer a full array of OT programs at the associate, master’s and doctoral level. TheLevel I Fieldwork and Capstone Coordinatorcollaborates with the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator to ensure that the program is compliance with fieldwork requirements ofACOTEStandards
Join our team of award-winning faculty and join a seventy-year history of excellence in OT education and leadership in the profession.


  • Establish and renew capstone policies with faculty and oversee capstone processes
  • Maintain a system of on-going capstone evaluation to improve theOTDprogram, curriculum and student outcomes
  • Document required facets of the fieldwork and capstone experiences for consistency and compliance purposes.
  • EngageOTDfaculty and students in collaboration of capstone planning, decisions and activities
  • Ensure the Level I fieldwork program reflects the sequence and scope of content in the curricular design
  • Ensure the Level I fieldwork experiences in traditional, non-traditional, and emerging settings strengthen the ties with the didactic curriculum
  • Ensure that the student’s Level I fieldwork supervisor is adequately prepared to serve as a fieldwork educator prior to the FW experience and verify that each student is mentored by an individual with expertise
  • Teach in traditional classroom, online and hybrid environments.
  • Design, teach, evaluate, and revise course content to reflect evidence-based practice and most current knowledge in the field
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor
  • Monitor and assess student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance
  • Know the accreditation standards related to capstone and level I fieldwork and assure they are met
  • Gather, maintain, and provide records or evidence needed for accreditation reports
  • Engage in professional development activities that develop expertise and keep current on fieldwork and/or capstone research and best practices
  • Actively participates on departmental and university committees and programs

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree
  • Must be eligible for licensure in Minnesota withNBCOTcertification
  • ABDwill be considered but degree must be complete shortly after work begins.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience at the master’s or doctoral level

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Stephanie de Sam Lazaro at 651-690-6622. Application deadline is December 1, 2020.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20200026-FAC Posting Start Date 11/09/2020 Application Deadline 12/01/2020 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *Are you eligible for licensure in Minnesota and NBCOT certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. *Do you have experience teaching students at the master's or doctoral level?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  6. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Professional Reference Contact Information

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