Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor - Math & Physics
Division Academic Affairs
Department/Office Mathematics and Physics
The Department of Mathematics and Physics at St. Catherine University
invites applications for a full time, rolling contract, Visiting Assistant
Professor position for the 2021-2022 academic year. There is potential to
renew the contract for an additional year.
The Mathematics and Physics departments offer hands-on faculty and student
collaborative research opportunities as well as teach the patterns of
decision-making and problem-solving, with an emphasis on developing critical
thinking and communication skills in a cooperative environment. Our faculty
prioritize teaching excellence and work collaboratively to support students
who are passionate about social justice and aspire to use their education and
training to lead and influence.
Teach in-person introductory physics and astronomy lectures and laboratory
courses that are algebra and calculus based.
A typical course load for a full-time faculty member is three lectures or
its equivalent per semester.
Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships
with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor.
Engage in service to the Physics Department through participation in
course assessments and student outcomes assessments.
Engage in scholarly activities involving students in the Department,
Division, and profession.
St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota is a comprehensive Catholic
university with the nation's largest college for women at its center. 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 over 5,200 students in baccalaureate,
master, and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats.
Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.
PhD or ABD in Physics, Physics Education, or a closely related discipline.
Two years of experience teaching introductory physics and/or astronomy
lectures and laboratory courses.
Two years of experience teaching physics lectures and labs.
Ability to teach and mentor diverse student populations.
We seek creative, adaptable 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 St. Kate Careers to apply. You will be asked to attach an application
letter, CV, and a teaching statement when you submit your materials.
Additionally, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of any teaching
experience. Eligibility for employment will require proof of Ph.D. or ABD in
physics, physics education, astronomy, or a related field. Three references,
official transcripts and successful completion of a background check will be
required for employment. For information, contact Dr. Taviare Hawkins at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on June 25, 2021,
and the position will remain open until July 10, 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 Midwest HERC and 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 20210053-FAC
Posting Start Date 06/10/2021
Application Deadline 07/10/2021
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
HRQ: What is your highest level of completed education?
Some high school
High school diploma or GED
Some graduate school
Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
HRQ: For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
(Open Ended Question)
How many years of Physics teaching experience do you have?
HRQ: 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)
HRQ: 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.
HRQ: 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)?
HRQ: Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
HRQ: How did you hear about this opportunity?
St. Catherine University website
St. Catherine University employee
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
Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
Inside Higher Ed
Insight Into Diversity
Latinos in Higher Ed
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Minnesota College Professionals Association
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
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
Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
Women in Higher Education
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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