Endowed Chair in English

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Endowed Chair in English Division Academic Affairs Department/Office English Position Summary

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 full-time.

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 career readiness.
  • 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 research.
  • 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 grants.
  • Create and foster relationships with secondary schools and community colleges to build an effective pipeline of students.
  • 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 students.
  • 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 peer-reviewed journals
  • 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 formats.
  • Experience teaching, advising and mentoring students
  • Experience involving students in relevant research projects.
  • Record of excellence in teaching.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Public-oriented or project-oriented scholarship/service and/or collaborative work
  • 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.

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 hr@stkate.edu 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
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: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Number 20200036-FAC Posting Start Date 12/17/2020 Application Deadline 01/17/2021 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. *In any degree(s) beyond high school, what was your field of study?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *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
  4. *Describe your understanding of literary studies and how that connects to student career readiness.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *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 backgrounds.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *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
  7. *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
  8. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. *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
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • 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
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota 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)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • VeteransConnect.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Professional Reference Contact Information
  4. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents

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