Tenure-Track - Assistant Professor - Composition and Rhetoric

St Paul, MN
Oct 12, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job TitleTenure-Track - Assistant Professor - Composition and RhetoricPrimary CampusSt. PaulPosting Number20190029-FAC Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

The English Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in Composition and Rhetoric. Rank and salary commensurate with experience.
Teaching three courses each semester for majors and nonmajors at introductory through advanced levels, with opportunities to teach in summer, in our January term, and in study abroad programs. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor students, contribute to department and university service, and be engaged in scholarship and publication, including possible collaborative research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will also help the department create and lead initiatives for excellence in writing curriculum and pedagogy.

Applicants should be prepared to support our diverse students who are characteristically passionate about social justice and plan to use their education to lead and influence globally. Experience teaching less prepared or first-generation students is preferred, as is research that includes intersectional and critical race pedagogies.

Though most writing courses are offered in the on-campus baccalaureate women’s college, English faculty also teach in the College for Adults in online and hybrid formats. Preferred candidates will also bring secondary experience in any of the following areas: business and medical writing, medical humanities, or cultural, film, and media studies.

Position Qualifications

Required qualifications:
Applicants from many fields are welcome, but preference will be given to candidates whose published research is in the fields of Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing. This scholar will be joining a small but innovative and collaborative faculty of English and Spanish professors holding interdisciplinary and team-teaching commitments and sharing requirements with ASL, Education, Honors, Women’s Studies, Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity, and the Core Curriculum.

A doctoral degree in Composition and Rhetoric or a related field, earned by May 2020, along with demonstrated evidence of a commitment to excellence in research and teaching.
Preferred qualifications:
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply:
Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at http://www.stkate.edu/hr to electronically Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, email Cecilia Konchar Farr, Chair of English, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2019, and continue until the position is filled; however, priority will be given to complete applications received by December 2, 2019.

Permanent Link to Postinghttp://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/3956 Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date10/10/2019Close DateHiring Manager NameCecilia Konchar FarrHiring Manager EmailPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. * Please give at least two specific examples of actions and/or contributions you have made in your current or previous roles to promote a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion. What were the outcomes?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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
  6. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Community agency/organization
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Glassdoor
    • Google Jobs
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • HigherEdJobs
    • hireEDUtalent.com
    • Indeed
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LinkedIn
    • Make It. MSP.
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Minnesota Private College Council
    • MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
    • Modern Language Association (MLA) Job Information List
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Simply Hired
    • Twitter
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
  8. * Please specify where you heard about this position (e.g., website name, St. Catherine University employee name, community agency name).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Interests
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2