St.  Catherine University

Assistant Director of Clinical Education (ADCE) - Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

Oct 18, 2021
Nov 25, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Doctor of Physical Therapy ( DPT ) Program in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health at St. Catherine University invites applicants for an Assistant Director of Clinical Education ( ADCE ). This is a full-time, 9 over 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The DPT Program utilizes an innovative curriculum that integrates basic and clinical sciences and incorporates traditional as well as case-based learning strategies, including tutorials. The physical therapist education program at St. Catherine University began in 1991 and has enrolled Doctor of Physical Therapy students since 2003. The mission of the DPT Program is to educate students to lead and influence within the physical therapy profession. The Assistant Director of Clinical Education ( ADCE ) works with the Director of Clinical Education in the placement of 102 DPT students each year into full-time clinical education experiences.


  • Coordinate four full-time clinical education courses in the DPT Program, as well as teach didactic courses in the program.
  • Define, implement and refine a scholarly agenda, with the expectation that this person serve as a research advisor to groups of DPT students each year.
  • Develop service in a wide array of areas, including service to the DPT Program, the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, the University, as well as the physical therapy profession.
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • 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
  • Earned doctorate degree (Doctor of Physical Therapy degree or academic doctorate)
  • Three years of clinical practice as a Physical Therapist
  • Two years of experience as a clinical instructor or site coordinator of clinical education OR two years of experience teaching in a physical therapy education program.
  • Eligible for Physical Therapy licensure in Minnesota

Preferred Qualifications
  • Academic doctoral degree (i.e. PhD, DSc, EdD) earned or in process
  • Recognized clinical specialist in physical therapy or a related field
  • Prior experience in academic teaching
  • Prior experience as a clinical instructor and/or coordinating clinical education for physical therapy students
  • APTA CI credentialed (Level 1)
  • Clinical experience in acute care, health & wellness, 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 Dr. Christina Anderson at . Application deadline is November 24, 2021 with a preferred start date of June 1, 2022.

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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