Assistant Professor - Social Work

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor - Social Work Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Social Work Master's Position Summary

TheHenrietta Schmoll School of HealthatSt. Catherine Universityinvites applications for anAssistant Professorposition for a full-time, tenure track position with a primary appointment to theSocial Work master’s degree program. It is scheduled to begin in the Fall term of 2021-2022.

Our social work program has a critically reflective clinical practice focus, grounded in diverse ways of knowing and integrated practice. Our faculty are committed to adding innovative elements to our curriculum that further a critical approach to social injustices arising from multiple and intersecting forms of oppression and inequality. Our goal is to offer students faculty with a strong clinical foundation who also bring a decolonized perspective to teaching and to grounding clinical practice in heightened awareness of deeply embedded socio-political dynamics impacting institutions as well as the individuals, families and communities we teach and serve. We offerBSWandMSWprograms. Both are thriving and well respected in the practice community. We are part of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health which allows us to integrate learning with other healthcare degree programs.


  • Teach six courses per year in traditional classroom, online and hybrid environments.
  • 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
  • Engage in academic advising with students, monitoring and assessing student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance.
  • Develop an active program of research in their area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching.
  • Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as appropriate to maintain relevance.
  • Effectively contribute to the highly collaborative work of the Department.
  • Provide service to the Department and University.
  • Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and dedication to a liberal arts based curriculum, faculty are expected to manifest these themes in their teaching, research, service and accomplishments.

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 all genders. 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
  • Earned doctorate in social work (or related area).ABDapplicants will be accepted, but doctorate must be reflected on transcript 30 days prior to the start date of the position.
  • Two years postMSWpractice experience.
  • Experience teaching in a college or university setting.
  • Current and validLGSWlicense in the State of Minnesota, or immediate eligibility for graduate license or higher.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Current and validLICSWorLISWin the State of Minnesota, or eligibility for license.
  • Two experience teaching social work in a college or university setting.
  • Clinical practice experience.
  • Critical, self-reflective pedagogy, and anti-oppressive practice experience.
  • Experience teaching and mentoring diverse student populations.

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

To apply:
Visit to apply. Three references will be required before a final interview. Successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Lisa Kiesel at Application deadline is December 20, 2020. Review of applications will begin in January 2021.

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 20200023-FAC Posting Start Date 11/10/2020 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. *How many years of social work practice experience post MSW do you have?
    • 5+ years
    • 2 to 5 years
    • Less than 2 years
    • None
  3. *Do you have Social Work Licensure in the state of Minnesota or are you eligible to be licensed in the state of Minnesota?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. *The MSW program is shaped by our Unified Purpose of Social Work Practice / Action framework as stated below: Shaped by a critical approach to social injustices arising from different forms of oppression and inequality in our world, this critical social work lens grounds social work practice in a deep awareness of the social, cultural and political dynamics embedded in our institutions, and lived out in the racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and cultural inequalities experienced by the individuals, families, and communities that we serve. The critically reflective social worker centers diversity, realizes and addresses power inequities, and employs a call to action to lead and influence change throughout their practice. Please share with us how you would demonstrate this philosophy if you were a member of the St. Catherine Department of Social Work (maximum 350 words).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *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
  6. *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
  7. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities
    • Black Doctoral Network
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Glassdoor
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Indeed
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Make It. MSP.
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA)
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Minnesota Planned Giving Council
    • Minnesota Private College Council
    • Workforce Center
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
    • SimplyHired
    • Star Tribune
    • Twitter
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Professional Reference Contact Information

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