St.  Catherine University

Ranked Faculty/ Program Director - Bachelor's in Social Work

Nov 20, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Responsibilities

The Department of Social Work at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time, 10-month, rolling contract appointment to the faculty in our Bachelor's degree program for social work. This position includes release for serving as program director. Our department also offers the Master's degree of social work. A start date of January or Fall 2019 is preferred. However, this is negotiable (pending budget approval).

We are seeking a thought-leader with a desire to build and support growth in generalist social work programming at St. Catherine University. This position offers excellent opportunities to shape and enrich our programs. We appreciate that social work is an ever-changing field and seek a candidate interested in adding innovative elements to our curriculums. Our department values the opportunities that come along with small class sizes and getting to know our students.

Responsibilities: : The selected candidate will demonstrate excellence in both their administrative and teaching roles by providing visionary leadership in their work with faculty, staff, students, and the community. The successful candidate will be involved with leading efforts around accreditation and faculty development. As this position is 50% teaching and 50% administrative, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students, conduct scholarly work, and engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations.

The university is comprised of a diverse student body. Applicants should be prepared to support and work collaboratively with all students to help them use their training to lead and influence.

Position Qualifications

Required qualifications:
An earned doctorate or working towards your Doctorate, preferably in social work and eligibility for licensure in the state of Minnesota is required. Three years of experience in higher education with increasing responsibilities is preferred. Commitment to conducting, publishing, and presenting research at professional meetings is required and should be evident in past experiences. Preference will be given to candidates who possess administrative experiences with social work accreditation.

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

Our department seeks candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and service contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Preference is given to individuals who have experience teaching, conducting scholarly work and/or serving multicultural, underrepresented, and/or marginalized populations

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary To apply:
: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to electronically submit. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Please include a cover letter including your vision for the future of social work education, a CV, and a statement of teaching and leadership philosophy. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Dr. Mark Blegen ( Review of applications begins 11/1/2018 and continues until the position is filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer; Tobacco-Free Campuses

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