Clinical Faculty - Theology (Dougherty Family College)
The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time, 11-month Clinical Theology Faculty within the Dougherty Family College.
The Dougherty Family College is the newest college of the University of St. Thomas, opening in the fall of 2017 on the downtown Minneapolis campus. Offering an associate degree in liberal arts, the college's curriculum will be rigorous and provide graduates with a seamless transition to public or private institutions should they decide to pursue a bachelor's degree. Students will receive mentoring from St. Thomas faculty, participate in paid internships and enjoy the benefits of being part of the state's largest private university. For more information about the Dougherty Family College, please explore the website HERE.
This is a non-tenure-track, renewable position. Faculty will teach a first-level college Theology course (e.g., The Christian Theological Tradition- an historically-structured course focused on select primary texts) and serve as academic advisors and mentors to a cohort of students. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of the Catholic tradition and be able to engage issues of Catholic theology. We seek colleagues with a record of success in teaching Theology courses, expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Teaching load includes 3 courses per semester, including intensive mentoring, advising and coaching.
Clinical Faculty in Theology at the Dougherty Family College of the University of St. Thomas will receive a competitive compensation package and comprehensive employee benefits. This is an 11-month, renewable contract.
About the University
Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. St. Thomas is one of the largest and oldest Catholic colleges or universities in the United States and is the largest private college or university in Minnesota. The University emphasizes values-centered, career-oriented education, and offers bachelor's degrees in more than 90 major and 60 minor fields of study. Additionally, the university offers more than 60 graduate degree programs in seven academic schools and colleges. Its graduate programs lead to masters, education specialist, juris doctorate and doctoral degrees.
Now in its 131st year, St. Thomas has evolved from humble beginnings as a men's seminary and college into a comprehensive coeducational university. The University seeks to be a recognized leader in Catholic higher education that excels in effective teaching, active learning, scholarly research and responsible engagement with the local community, as well as with the national and global communities. Even with its growth, St. Thomas continues to focus on the needs of individual students and fulfill its mission to educate them "to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good."
As a community, the University of St. Thomas is committed to:
- Pursuit of truth - We value intellectual inquiry as a life-long habit, the unfettered and impartial pursuit of truth in all its forms, the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas.
- Academic excellence - We create a culture among faculty, students and staff that recognizes the power of ideas and rewards rigorous thinking.
- Faith and reason - We actively engage Catholic intellectual tradition, which values the fundamental compatibility of faith and reason and fosters meaningful dialogue directed toward the flourishing of human culture.
- Dignity - We respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each brings to the greater mosaic of the university community.
- Diversity - We strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.
- Personal attention - We foster a caring culture that supports the well-being of each member.
- Gratitude - We celebrate the achievements of all members of our community in goals attained and obstacles overcome, and in all things give praise to God.
Required Master’s degree in Theology or closely related discipline. PhD preferred. Candidates with at least three years of college teaching experience (community college teaching experience a plus) are strongly encouraged to apply.
We seek candidates who recognize the value of high expectations, student-teacher relationships, and home-school-community connections for students’ academic achievement. Competitive candidates will demonstrate how their teaching record fosters successful learning communities reflective of their students' diverse cultures. Candidates will also demonstrate how their teaching has prompted students to make use of their culturally embedded knowledge resulting in meaningful learning that affirms their students' social identities and connections while promoting high academic performance.
Successful candidates will have a background in critical and/or culturally responsive pedagogies and recognize their own cultural experiences, identities, manifestation of privilege and the dynamics these evoke in and outside of the classroom. Candidates will embrace self-reflection, value excellence through educational equity, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing culturally responsive learning in a collaborative, collegial environment.
We are seeking highly motivated, innovative and creative educators who will provide intensive mentoring, advising, and coaching to students. Faculty mentors are expected to help students earn their associate of arts degrees and prepare them with the solid educational foundation to successfully complete their bachelor’s degrees. Faculty are expected to be on campus and available to students Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Faculty will meet with their advisees (approximately 25 students) for individual mentoring sessions 30 minutes every other week.
In addition to teaching, mentoring, advising, and coaching faculty are expected to work with students during the August summer enrichment program, and perform other responsibilities related to college program development and assessment.
The University of St. Thomas will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. With respect to religion and creed, as permitted by law, the university reserves the right to exercise discretion in employment decisions to employ persons who share and are committed to the values and mission of the university.
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.
The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.
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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer