St.  Catherine University

Visiting Assistant Professor - Physics

Jun 10, 2021
Jul 11, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Department of Physics at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time, rolling contract, Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2021-2022 academic year. There is potential to renew the contract for an additional year.

The Physics department offers hands-on faculty and student collaborative research opportunities as well as teach the patterns of decision-making and problem-solving, with an emphasis on developing critical thinking and communication skills in a cooperative environment. Our faculty prioritize teaching excellence and work collaboratively to support students who are passionate about social justice and aspire to use their education and training to lead and influence.

  • Teach in-person introductory physics and astronomy lectures and laboratory courses that are algebra and calculus based.
  • A typical course load for a full-time faculty member is three lectures or its equivalent per semester.
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor.
  • Engage in service to the Physics Department through participation in course assessments and student outcomes assessments.
  • Engage in scholarly activities involving students in the Department, Division, and profession.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota 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 5,200 students in baccalaureate, master, and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or ABD in Physics, Physics Education, or a closely related discipline.
  • Two years of experience teaching introductory physics and/or astronomy lectures and laboratory courses.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D.
  • Two years of experience teaching physics lectures and labs.
  • Ability to teach and mentor diverse student populations.

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. You will be asked to attach an application letter, CV, and a teaching statement when you submit your materials. Additionally, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of any teaching experience. Eligibility for employment will require proof of Ph.D. or ABD in physics, physics education, astronomy, or a related field. Three references, official transcripts and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Dr. Taviare Hawkins at . Review of applications will begin on June 25, 2021, and the position will remain open until July 10, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

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