St.  Catherine University

Asst Prof of OTA

Sep 07, 2021
Sep 15, 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, students and service provider 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.


  • Teach six courses per year in online environments.
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities.
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor
  • Engage in academic advising with students, monitoring and assessing student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance.
  • Develop an active program of research in their area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching.
  • Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as appropriate to maintain relevance.
  • Collaborate with faculty in OTA Online curriculum design and revision.
  • Provide service to the Department and University.
  • Management of didactic adjuncts and lab instructors
  • 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 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 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 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Current COTA or OTR credential
  • Five years of clinical OT or OTA experience
  • Current and unencumbered OTA /OT licensure in current state of residence.
  • Eligible for licensure in the state of California

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Experience teaching online courses
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Experience working with physical disabilities, aging, mental health, and/or pediatrics

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 Stephanie Adams at . Application deadline is September 14, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

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

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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