St.  Catherine University

Adjunct Lecturer - Early Childhood Education and Montessori Programs

Aug 25, 2021
Nov 25, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Early Childhood Education and Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University invite applications for Adjunct Lecturer positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

St. Kate's offers different program pathways for aspiring early childhood educators to earn a primary education degree. Our faculty inspire socially aware educators to learn and implement anti-bias and anti-racist teaching strategies, create effective lesson plans, assess and manage classrooms, understand the needs of diverse and special learners, and ground their learning in Montessori philosophy. Every semester we may have opportunities for adjunct to join us as we educate women to lead and influence .

Our programs are robust and we regularly hire for adjunct positions when full-time faculty take sabbaticals, go on leave or have unexpected life events. Possible adjunct opportunities may include:
  • Supervising student teaching fieldwork
  • Instructing course in the Bachelor's degree program like:
    • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    • Classroom Guidance & Assessment
    • Child in the Family

  • Instructing courses in the Acknowledging Montessori for a Masters (AM2) MAED program
    • Introduction to Action Research
    • Professional Growth for the Montessori Guide

  • Teach one or two classes on a semester basis in traditional, online and field environments.
  • Educate and support students in their classroom and field experiences.
  • 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.
  • Monitor and assess student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance.
  • Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as appropriate to maintain relevance.
  • Comply with all PELSB accreditation standards
  • 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 and practice experiences.

Some adjunct roles may also include:
  • Act as an ambassador to the community for the Education Department in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences and St. Catherine University.
  • Participate in offered trainings for instructors and students.
  • Attend adjunct faculty meetings and participate in faculty development.
  • Conduct agency site-visits in the community for monitoring and evaluating student field experiences.

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
  • Master's degree in Education
  • Three years of experience as a teacher of record
  • Experience working with non-traditional adult college students
  • Experience delivering instruction in traditional and online environments

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral level degree in Education or related field in order to tech AM2 and MAED courses
  • Five years of experience as teacher of record
  • Experience supervising and supporting teachers
  • Current or past professional license that align(s) with available courses
  • Experience teaching in a college or university setting or in field administration
  • Critical, self-reflective pedagogy, and anti-oppressive practice experience
  • Experience teaching and mentoring diverse 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. Required materials include unofficial transcripts and a resume or CV. Ensure that any teaching experience is detailed and easy to understand. Applications will be considered as they are received and hiring will include opportunities for all terms.

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
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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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