St.  Catherine University

Asst Prof of OTA-Online

Mar 29, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Online ( OTA Online) program at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor. This is a rolling contract, online position where connections with faculty, staff and students happen virtually.

The University of St. Catherine launched the first online Occupational Therapy Assistant program in the country and we continue to lead the field in innovation! Our online program launched in 2014 to address the rising need for professional OTAs throughout the nation. We reach students where they are and give them access to education toward a career that can change their lives. This position exists to educate and mentor students within the OTA program.


  • Teach the equivalent of six course loads during the academic year.
  • Develop effective instructional strategies to reach and engage a student body that is diverse in terms of age, race, religion and abilities.
  • Design and revise curriculum in the OTA Online program
  • Lead didactic adjuncts and lab instructors
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities.
  • Monitor student performance through evaluations and assessments
  • Serve as faculty advisory and work in collaboration with success coaches to support students
  • Consistent with the university's Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and dedication to a liberal arts based curriculum, faculty manifest these themes in their teaching, research, service and accomplishments.

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

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • COTA or OTR credential
    • Five years of OT clinical experience
    • Current and unrestricted OTA /OT licensure in state of residence.
    • Eligible for licensure in state of California
    • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience teaching online courses
    • Experience working with people who have physical disabilities, with serious and persistent mental health diagnoses, those how are aging and/or experience in pediatric care

    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

    Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. The application requires a current occupational therapy license and proof of current NBCOT certification. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Please contact Katie Arnold at if you have any questions.

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