St.  Catherine University

Assistant/Associate Professor - Social Work

Dec 15, 2021
Jan 24, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
The Henrietta Schmoll School of Health at St. Catherine University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position for a full-time, tenure track position within the Social Work master's degree program. It is scheduled to begin in the Fall term of 2022-2023.

Our social work program has a critically reflective clinical practice focus, grounded in diverse ways of knowing and integrated practice. Our faculty are committed to adding innovative elements to our curriculum that further a critical approach to social injustices arising from multiple and intersecting forms of oppression and inequality. Our goal is to offer students faculty with a strong clinical foundation who also bring a decolonized perspective to teaching and to grounding clinical practice in heightened awareness of deeply embedded socio-political dynamics impacting institutions as well as the individuals, families and communities we teach and serve. We offer BSW and MSW programs. Both are thriving and well respected in the practice community. We are part of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health which allows us to integrate learning with other healthcare degree programs.


  • Teach six courses per year in traditional classroom, online and hybrid environments.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Effectively contribute to the highly collaborative work of the Department.
  • Provide service to the Department and University.
  • 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 nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in social work or a related area.
  • Two years post MSW practice experience.
  • Experience teaching in a college or university setting.
  • Current and valid LGSW license in the State of Minnesota, or immediate eligibility for graduate license or higher.

NOTE : ABD applicants will be accepted, but doctorate must be reflected on transcript 30 days prior to the start date.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Current and valid LICSW or LISW in the State of Minnesota, or eligibility for license.
  • Two years of experience teaching social work in a college or university setting.
  • Clinical practice experience.
  • Critical, self-reflective pedagogy, and anti-oppressive practice experience.
  • Experience teaching and mentoring 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. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. Application deadline is January 16, 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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