St.  Catherine University

Assistant Professor for OTA-Online

Location
Minnesota
Posted
Jun 21, 2022
Closes
Jul 31, 2022
Ref
20220129-FAC
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor for OTA-Online
Division
Academic Affairs
Department/Office
OTA - Online

Position Summary Information

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program ( OTA -Online) at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor faculty position.

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. The Assistant Professor responsibilities include:

  • Teach six courses per year in online environments with the option to teach in January and summer sessions.
  • 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.
  • Prepare syllabi, course content, textbooks, lessons and assignments in advance of the semester, arriving at every class well prepared to engage students.
  • Develop an active program of research in an area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching.
  • Stay current within the discipline via participation in professional societies, publishing in peer reviewed journals and staying abreast of current research development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in other department programs that build the student and faculty community.
  • Attend school, college, and university faculty meetings.
  • Serve on university-wide committees or other project teams or task forces as assigned.


St. Catherine University in St. Paul, 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
  • Expertise in 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 hr@stkate.edu 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.

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, including a booster, 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 stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

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: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have a current, unencumbered license as an OT or OTA in your state of residence?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you eligible for and willing to obtain an OT or OTA license in the state of California?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have five (5) or more years of clinical practice experience as an OT / OTA?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please indicate whether you have OT/OTA experience working within any of the areas of specialization listed.
    • Experience working with people who have physical disabilities
    • Experience working with people who have serious and persistent mental health diagnoses
    • Experience working with people who are aging
    • Experience working in pediatric care
    • Experience working in one or more of the specializations listed
    • Experience working in areas of specialization not listed
  7. * St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
    (Open Ended Question)
  8. * 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, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation / exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination and booster documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  9. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  11. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • DisabilityConnect.com
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • DiversityConnect.com
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTConnect.com
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • OutandEqual.com
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Star Tribune
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
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    • Other

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. References
  5. NBCOT Certificate
  6. OT License
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. AOTA Membership card

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