St.  Catherine University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies / Distinguished Visiting Professor

Jun 21, 2021
Jul 13, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Department of Women's Studies at St. Catherine University invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Professor/ Distinguished Visiting Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a full-time, temporary faculty appointment that is grant funded and that has the potential to be renewed.

The undergraduate college at St. Catherine is one of only 4 US institutions that is both a women's college and a minority serving institution. The Women's Studies department was founded in 1983, is located in the Division of Social Sciences, and features a major and two minors including women and the arts, as well as a major in women and international development. St. Kate's also has a Critical Race and Ethnicity major and minor and a Critical Hmong studies minor. Our classes are seminar style and typically enroll 20 or fewer students. At its heart, the legacy of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs), informs every facet of our private Catholic university, with a commitment to justice and love of neighbor without distinction.

We seek a visionary scholar working at the intersections of gender and critical race studies to help us re-imagine our curriculum and to rethink women's higher education in the 21st century. We are particularly interested in candidates holding interdisciplinary PhDs in Women's Studies and a research and teaching focus on gender/sexuality and Critical Race and/or Ethnic Studies.

The successful candidate will have a track record of successful undergraduate teaching of racially and gender diverse students in a liberal arts context. In addition, we prefer candidates who can demonstrate excellence in mentoring students from underrepresented groups in higher education. We welcome candidates of any academic rank. Area Should a senior scholar be chosen the designation of Visiting Distinguished Professor will be awarded. This position has a reduced teaching load. Service expectations include department meetings and collaborative work with the Division Chair.

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 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, 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
  • PhD in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies with a research and teaching emphasis on the intersections of race and gender
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and/or Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies courses such as Introduction to Women's Studies, Feminist Theory, Senior Capstone Seminar, Introduction to Critical Race Studies
  • Record of Visiting or Distinguished Visiting scholarly achievement commensurate with the position

Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of collaborative work related to curriculum design
  • Expertise in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and curriculum development
  • Record of creating institutional change related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Transnational approaches to gender and critical race studies in teaching and/or research

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. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Jocelyn Stitt at . Application deadline is July 12, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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