St.  Catherine University

Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) Economics & Political Science

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St. Paul, MN
Jan 01, 2021
Jan 31, 2021
St. Catherine University
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) Economics & Political Science Division Academic Affairs Department/Office Economics & Poli Sci Position Summary

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time, 1-year, Visiting Assistant Professor position. This position is within the Economics and Political Science Department and is scheduled to begin in the Fall term of 2021.

The Economics and Political Science Department contributes to a wide array of majors, including Economics, Financial Economics, International Business and Economics, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Women and International Development, and a Non-Profit Studies minor. The department also houses the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics and is committed to gender and racial diversity at every stage of the educational and career pipeline.


  • Teach the equivalent of six undergraduate courses during the academic year
  • Teach an introductory statistics course and other courses to be determined based on expertise and department needs
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities
  • Monitor and assess student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance

    Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and dedication to a liberal arts based curriculum, faculty are expected to manifest these themes in their teaching, research, service and accomplishments.

    St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. 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 nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications:

  • Must be ABD and a doctoral degree earned by September 2021
  • Experience teaching college-level students, or working as a graduate teaching assistant

    Preferred Qualifications

    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.

    EEO Statement

    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 or 651-690-6565.

    Application instructions for FACULTY

    To apply:
    Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Kristine West at Applications received prior to January 1, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Application deadline is deadline February 1, 2021.

    Posting Number 20200033-FAC Posting Start Date 12/01/2020 Application Deadline 02/01/2021 Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have or will you have earned your Doctoral Degree or ABD by September 2021?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have experience teaching college-level students or working as a graduate teaching assistant?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are mission critical at St. Kate's. If you are hired for this position, what specific actions would you take to demonstrate your commitment to DEI?

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * 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.
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * 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)?
      • Yes
      • No
      • Maybe
    6. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
      • Yes
      • No
    7. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
      • St. Catherine University website
      • St. Catherine University employee
      • Academic Jobs
      • 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
      • Facebook
      • Google Jobs
      • HigherEdJobs
      • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
      • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
      • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
      • IMDiversity
      • Indeed
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Insight Into Diversity
      • Latinos in Higher Ed
      • LGBTQ in Higher Education
      • LinkedIn
      • Minnesota College Professionals Association
      • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
      • Workforce Center
      • Minority Jobs
      • 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
      • Pioneer Press
      • Pollen Midwest
      • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
      • Star Tribune
      • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
      • Twitter
      • Women in Higher Education
      • ZipRecruiter
      • Other
    Applicant Documents Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
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