Assistant Professor - Occupational Therapy, Graduate School

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor - Occupational Therapy, Graduate School Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Occupational Therapy Doctorate Position Summary

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

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. Join our team of award-winning faculty at St. Kate’s where we have a seventy-year history of excellence in OT education and leadership in the profession.


  • Teach six graduate courses throughout the academic year, including a combination of summer, fall and/or spring terms.
  • 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.
  • Design, teach, evaluate and revise course content to reflect evidence-based practice and most current knowledge in the field.
  • Teach in traditional classroom, online and hybrid environments.
  • 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
  • Develop an active program of research in their area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching. Through this, collaborate with undergraduate students in research.
  • Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as appropriate to maintain relevance.
  • Effectively contribute to the highly collaborative work of the Department.
  • 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
  • Doctoral degree
  • Must be eligible for licensure in Minnesota withNBCOTcertification
  • ABDwill be considered but degree must be completed shortly after start.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience at the master’s or doctoral level
  • Experience in pediatrics, kinesiology, program evaluation, client education programming and/or mental health practice.

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.

Application instructions for FACULTY

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 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and priority will be given to those applications.

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 20200029-FAC Posting Start Date 11/10/2020 Application Deadline 12/15/2020 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
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    • 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. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Professional Reference Contact Information

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