Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) Public Health

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) Public Health Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Public Health Position Summary

ThePublic Healthdepartment at St. Catherine University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position for a full-time, 1-year,Visiting Assistant Professorposition. This position is scheduled to begin in the Fall term of 2021.

The Public Health program was created to be aligned with the vision and mission of the institution, emphasizing global perspectives, diversity, and social justice. The program’s vision is a world where underserved communities, locally and abroad have achieved health equity. St. Catherine’s public health bachelor degree programs were the first undergraduate programs in Minnesota to receive accreditation from The Council on Education for Public Health. The undergraduate program offers four tracks for Public Health students: Health Sciences, Public Policy, Health Promotion, and Education and Community Health Worker.


  • Teach the equivalent of six undergraduate courses during the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings 3 to 4 times per month
  • Engage in professional development opportunities such as faculty/staff workshops and departmental trainings
  • Monitor and assess student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance
  • Support departmental advising of undergraduate students and contribute to departmental service
  • 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.
  • Communicate frequently with the department leaders and/or coordinators for updates or changing course information.
  • 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.

University Information:
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
  • Master’s degree or higher in Public Health or closely related field
  • Experience teaching college-level students or working as a graduate teaching assistant in public health or a closely related field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience supervising college students in work, volunteer, practicum or fieldwork settings
  • Experience with online and hybrid instruction of college-level courses
  • Earned doctorate orABDin Public Health or closely related field
  • Experience working with colleagues and/or students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages and abilities

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 or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for FACULTY

To apply:
Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Meghan Mason at Application deadline is 3/15/21.

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 20200037-FAC Posting Start Date 02/11/2021 Application Deadline 03/15/2021 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. *For any degrees beyond high school, what was your area of focus?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Briefly explain your experience teaching college-level students or working as a graduate teaching assistant in public health or a closely related field.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *How many years of experience do you have working with online and hybrid instruction of college-level courses?
    • None
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 or more years
  5. *Give two specific examples of actions and/or contributions you have made to promote a workplace and/or education culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. What were the outcomes?

    (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
    • 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

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