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Clinical Faculty, Student Scholar Program and Retention

University of St. Thomas (MN)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a clinical faculty position to support student academic excellence, inclusion, recruitment, and retention beginning in September 2023. The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration, leadership, and development of undergraduate student scholar programs (e.g., Aquinas Scholar Honors Program (Aquinas Scholars | Aquinas Scholars – University of St. Thomas - Minnesota ( and the NSF Science Discovery Scholar Program NSF Discovery Scholars Program | College of Arts and Sciences | University of St. Thomas ( The successful candidate will also be qualified to direct current programming and develop new programming for faculty mentoring focused on student recruitment and retention efforts for the College of Arts and Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences ( with a particular emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusive practices. In addition, the candidate will serve as a college liaison with academic advising and the Center for Student Success and will report to both the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Student Achievement. The person in this clinical faculty role will be expected to teach the equivalent of at least two courses in support of student scholar programs, our First-Year Experience program (First-Year Experience | University of St. Thomas - Minnesota ( and/or within their discipline. The clinical faculty member will be able to propose curricula and will liaise with various programs across the university to encourage the development of curricula in support of student scholar programs.


Clinical faculty at the University of St. Thomas are qualified in a given field or discipline by having established records as accomplished practitioners or by having made significant contributions to the arts, sciences, or their profession. Clinical appointments are non-tenure track appointments that are subject to one-year renewals. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in student scholar programming and student mentoring, diversity, equity, and inclusive practices.  Candidates with experience in the administration of student recruitment and retention efforts are strongly preferred.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

For more information on the department see The College of Arts and Sciences website.



Minimum Requirements

PhD (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree); disciplinary specialty open, with a preference in an area represented by the College of Arts and Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences (; ABD will also be considered. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in student scholar programming, experience with academic program management and curricular assessment, and dedication to undergraduate student retention Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as medical or religious reason.

To be considered for this opportunity, all interested applicants must apply online at  There are multiple parts to the application process.  Applicants will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload their supplemental application materials.  The committee will begin reviewing applications on May 12, 2023 and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.  Any questions regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Jayna Ditty (


The application process will include:

A curriculum vitae uploaded into your profile A cover letter (no more than three pages) copy/pasted into your application that speaks to your: experience in and ideas for student scholar programs experience with academic program management and curricular assessmet teaching experience and how your teaching would support the goals of the position philosophy on diversity, equity, and inclusion relative to student retention Please complete the reference section of the application with the names and contact information of three professional references. Candidates who advance to the finalist phase will be asked to have their references submit letters of recommendation. Do not upload recommendation letters as part of the online application process.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 9,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


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