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Clinical Faculty, English - Dougherty Family College
The University of St. Thomas


Date Posted May 16, 2019
Title Clinical Faculty, English - Dougherty Family College
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Adjunct/Clinical Professor
  • English
 
 

Clinical Faculty, English – Dougherty Family College

THE UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. St. Thomas is one of the largest and oldest Catholic colleges or universities in the United States and is the largest private college or university in Minnesota. The University emphasizes values-centered, career-oriented education, and offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 major and 60 minor fields of study. Additionally, the university offers more than 60 graduate degree programs in seven academic schools and colleges. Its graduate programs lead to masters, education specialist, juris doctorate and doctoral degrees.

St. Thomas has evolved from humble beginnings as a men’s seminary and college into a comprehensive coeducational university. The University seeks to be a recognized leader in Catholic higher education that excels in effective teaching, active learning, scholarly research and responsible engagement with the local community, as well as with the national and global communities. Even with its growth, St. Thomas continues to focus on the needs of individual students and fulfill its mission to educate them "to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good."

As a community, the University of St. Thomas is committed to:

Pursuit of truth – We value intellectual inquiry as a life-long habit, the unfettered and impartial pursuit of truth in all its forms, the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas.
Academic excellence – We create a culture among faculty, students and staff that recognizes the power of ideas and rewards rigorous thinking.
Faith and reason – We actively engage Catholic intellectual tradition, which values the fundamental compatibility of faith and reason and fosters meaningful dialogue directed toward the flourishing of human culture.
Dignity – We respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each brings to the greater mosaic of the university community.
Diversity – We strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.
Personal attention – We foster a caring culture that supports the well-being of each member.
Gratitude – We celebrate the achievements of all members of our community in goals attained and obstacles overcome, and in all things give praise to God.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The University of St. Thomas invites applications for a full-time, 10-month Clinical Faculty position in English for the university’s two-year college, the Dougherty Family College. This is a non-tenure-track, renewable position.

Faculty will teach 100-level and 200-level courses that integrate the teaching of writing and literature (e.g., Critical Thinking: Literature and Writing and Texts in Conversation, Writing Intensive) and serve as academic advisor and mentor to a cohort of students. We seek colleagues with a record of success in teaching English courses, expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Faculty are expected to teach 3 courses per semester and provide intensive mentoring and advising (starting August 1, 2019).

This is a full-time 10-month non-tenure track, renewable positon.

QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION

We seek candidates who recognize the value of high expectations, student-teacher relationships, and home-school-community connections for students’ academic achievement. Competitive candidates will demonstrate how their teaching record fosters successful learning communities reflective of their students’ diverse cultures. Candidates will also demonstrate how their teaching has prompted students to make use of their culturally embedded knowledge, resulting in meaningful learning that affirms their students’ social identities and connections while promoting high academic performance.

Successful candidates will have a background in critical and/or culturally responsive pedagogies and recognize their own cultural experiences, identities, manifestation of privilege, and the dynamics these evoke in and outside of the classroom. Candidates will embrace self-reflection, value excellence through educational equity, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing culturally responsive learning in a collaborative, collegial environment.

We are seeking highly motivated, innovative, and creative educators who will provide intensive mentoring and advising to students. Faculty mentors are expected to help students earn their associate of arts degrees and prepare them with the solid educational foundation to successfully complete their bachelor’s degrees. Faculty are expected to be on campus and available to students three days a week 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and two days a week 8:30 am- 3:00 pm. Faculty will meet with their advisees (approximately 25 students) for individual mentoring sessions 30 minutes every other week. Faculty meet with their entire cohort in Leadership Advisory Groups (LAG) for 30 minutes twice a week.

In addition to teaching, mentoring, and advising, faculty are expected to work with students during the August summer enrichment program and perform other responsibilities related to college program development and assessment. Required Master’s degree in English, MFA in Writing, or closely related discipline. Candidates with at least one year of college teaching experience (community college teaching experience a plus) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time 10-month non-tenure track, renewable positon. The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation package and comprehensive employee benefits. The successful candidate will teach online courses during January and summer (additional compensation is given for online courses).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The University of St. Thomas will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. With respect to religion and creed, as permitted by law, the university reserves the right to exercise discretion in employment decisions to employ persons who share and are committed to the values and mission of the university.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

TO APPLY

Application Deadline: June 14, 2019. Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.stthomas.edu and include the following: cover letter; CV that includes at least three references who can specifically address the candidate’s teaching experience; a one-page statement that presents the candidate’s philosophy of developing and leading initiatives to support a culturally responsive curriculum (discuss culturally responsive pedagogy in statement); and evidence of teaching excellence with underserved students.


 
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