Endowed Chair in English
TheSchool of Humanities, Arts, and SciencesatSt.
Catherine Universityinvites applications for theMary Alice
Muellerleile Endowed ChairinEnglish. This is a 10-month
tenure track contract and will include teaching responsibilities.
This position is scheduled to begin in August 2021 and is
TheMuellerleile Endowed Chair in Englishserves as a transformational leader and mentor to faculty colleagues and students, as a collaborator with other university departments and leaders, and as an advocate for the English Major. The Muellerleile Chair will provide leadership and partnership around curriculum development and career readiness with vision, direction, and inspiration in order that the highest level in teaching, research and service activities in the department are realized. The Muellerleile Chair is ultimately responsible for helping to support the department’s programs, enrollment, and curricular quality.
- Establish an agenda which has innovation and growth at its
center with a vision for helping to shape the English major in ways
that support equity and access.
- Design, teach, evaluate and revise course content to reflect
most current knowledge in the field, particularly with regard to
- Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as
appropriate to maintain relevance.
Teach effectively in the face-to-face, hybrid or fully online format, achieving student learning objectives.
- As an educator, advisor, and a mentor, foster a culture of
inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students
of all cultures and abilities, effectively supporting students who
are majoring in English or considering the major.
- Develop and pursue an innovative and respected program of
research to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching.
Through this, collaborate with undergraduate students in
- Build and maintain collaborative relationships with operational
units to support recruitment, retention and career readiness of
students and to pursue support from donor gifts and
- Create and foster relationships with secondary schools and
community colleges to build an effective pipeline of
- Develop relationships in the business community to facilitate
experiential learning for English majors, resulting in internships
that allow students to practice their skills.
- Participate in shared governance of the university through
service on committees.
- Support faculty in creating career opportunities for
- Support the charge to embed career preparation within course content and assess progress through student learning outcomes
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
- Terminal degree (PhD orMFA) in
English, comparative literature, rhetoric / composition, writing,
or other relevant field
- Applicants must have a strong record of research
accomplishments, as documented by publications in leading
- Academic accomplishments suitable for the rank of associate
professor or professor.
- Current, robust research agenda including relevant publications
in innovative Humanities curriculum design, pedagogy, career
preparation, or similar.
- Experience teaching in online, hybrid and in-person
- Experience teaching, advising and mentoring students
- Experience involving students in relevant research
- Record of excellence in teaching.
- Public-oriented or project-oriented scholarship/service and/or
- Digital Humanities projects that advance the study of
literature or writing
- Grant writing experience
- Experience building partnerships between higher education and
community colleges and other secondary institutions
- Experience building partnerships with employers
Candidates of color and other diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek creative, adaptable faculty and 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.
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 email@example.com or 651-690-6565.Application instructions for FACULTY
Visit https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/search to apply. Submit a letter of interest addressing the qualifications in the profile. Also submit a current CV which includes relevant responsibilities and accomplishments and a list of five professional references that includes the reference name, current role, contact information and exact relationship with the candidate. References will only be contacted during final stages of the search and following consultation with the candidate. Teaching evaluations will also be collected at this time. Successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.
The deadline for applications is January 17, 2021.
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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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: www.uppermidwestherc.org.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- *What is your highest level of
- Some high school
- High school diploma or GED
- Some college
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Some graduate school
- Master's degree
- Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
- Doctoral degree
- *In any degree(s) beyond high school,
what was your field of study?
(Open Ended Question)
- *How many years of full-time teaching
experience do you have at the college or university level?
- None to some
- 1 year
- 2 years
- 3 years
- 4 years
- 5 or more years
- *Describe your understanding of
literary studies and how that connects to student career readiness.
(Open Ended Question)
- *Inclusive Excellence is mission
critical and one of the six strategic priorities in St. Kate's new
strategic plan. Please provide one or two examples of the
considerations used to: a) develop and implement strategies to
ensure equitable access to students from underrepresented
backgrounds. b) successfully recruit students from underrepresented
(Open Ended Question)
- *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.
- *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)?
- *Can you perform the essential
functions of this position with or without accommodation?
- *How did you hear about this
- St. Catherine University website
- St. Catherine University employee
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