University of St. Thomas

Social Work, Clinical Faculty

St. Paul, Minnesota,
Nov 02, 2012
Dec 02, 2012
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Summary

The University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University are accepting applications for a graduate clinical faculty position in Social Work. The clinical faculty position is a 9-month faculty position with primary responsibility to our graduate field education program.

The clinical faculty will serve as a liaison between the School of Social Work and fieldwork agencies, supervising students’ educational focus in field and teaching at the MSW level in the generalist practice curriculum; advising; committee assignments; professional development activities; community service; and other duties as assigned.

The BSW program has been accredited since 1974 and the MSW program has been accredited since 1990. The BSW Program offers day and evening/weekend options. The MSW Program offers evening and weekend cohort options. This is a thriving school with approximately 615 students and is well respected in the practice community. It offers innovative programs that strive to meet community needs. In March 2012, US News and World Report ranked the School in the top 25% of all schools of social work nationally. The vibrant and ethnically diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are well known for their cultural and social amenities and have been consistently named one of the most livable metropolitan areas in the US.

St. Catherine and St. Thomas are private, Roman Catholic institutions. We seek candidates who are comfortable with and can contribute to the mission of our Catholic institutions, which are committed to the total development of the individual student.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis 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 5,300 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

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 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

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, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas have strong commitments to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the Universities welcome nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.


Qualifications for Clinical Faculty: Minimum of two years social work practice experience post MSW required. Professional social work license eligibility required, LISW or LICSW preferred. Required skill in group facilitation, verbal and written communication and strength in generalist social work practice. Field and classroom teaching experience in an accredited social work program preferred.

To Apply for Clinical Track Position: Submit resume and cover letter electronically at In addition, please submit 3 letters of recommendation, and copies of graduate transcripts, electronically or to: UST, School of Social Work, Mail # SCB 201, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105.

For additional information contact Dr. Barbara W. Shank at

For best consideration please submit application materials by January 18th, 2013.  

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