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Assistant Professor - Education

Saint Catherine University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Jun 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences
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Full Time
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Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor - Education Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Montessori Position Summary

TheEarly Childhood and Montessoriprograms atSt. Catherine Universityinvite applications for a full-time, Montessori credentialedAssistant Professor.

St. Kate’s offers different program pathways for aspiring early childhood educators to earn a primary education degree. Our faculty inspire socially aware educators to learn and implement anti-bias and anti-racist teaching strategies, create effective lesson plans, assess and manage classrooms, understand the needs of diverse and special learners, and ground their learning in Montessori philosophy.


  • Teach courses is the Early Childhood undergraduate and Acknowledging Montessori for a Masters (AM2) degree programs
  • TeachECEcourses associated with licensure and supervision of student teachers
  • Teach 2-3 graduate and 3-4 undergraduate courses per year in traditional classroom, online and hybrid environments
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities
  • 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
  • Designs, teaches, evaluates and revises course content to reflect evidence-based practice and most current knowledge in the field.
  • Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as appropriate to maintain relevance.
  • Develop and pursue an innovative and respected program of research in their area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching
  • 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
  • Master’s Degree in Education with 18 or more graduate credits in the area of instruction (e.g., Early Childhood Education, Child Development)
  • Montessori credentialed at the early childhood level (ages 3-6) from aMACTEapproved training program (AMIorAMS)
  • Five years of full time experience as the lead teacher or teacher of record in an early childhood Montessori classroom
  • Knowledge of a broad variety of early childhood education theories, curriculum and program models
  • Knowledge of and commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist pedagogy and curriculum
  • Experience working with non-traditional adult college students
  • Experience delivering instruction in both face-to-face and online learning environments
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Education required to teach graduate-level research courses
  • Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program in Early Childhood Education which covers Birth to Grade 3
  • Holds or has held a professional license aligned to Early Childhood Education
  • Experience teaching early childhood education content or 18 graduate credits in the content area of mathematics, science, social and/or cultural studies, language arts, etc.
  • Meet MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board faculty qualifications

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 athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for FACULTY

VisitSt. Kate Careersto apply. The application requires submission of unofficial transcripts for all degree levels and theMACTEAccredited Early Childhood Credential (AMIorAMS). Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For questions contact Sarah Hassebroek Priority will be given to applications received by June 11, 2021 and the posting will close on June 25, 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:

Posting Number 20210046-FAC Posting Start Date 05/14/2021 Application Deadline 06/25/2021 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 education beyond high school, what was your area of focus?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Do you have AMI, AMS or equivalent Montessori credentials from an accredited institution at the Early Childhood or Elementary level?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. *How many years of full time experience do you have as the lead teacher or teacher of record in an early childhood Montessori classroom?
    • None to some
    • 1-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • 5-6 years
    • 7 or more years
  5. *Do you have university teaching experience with adult learners?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. *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
  8. *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
  9. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. *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. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Professional Reference Contact Information
  6. Other Document 1
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching license
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