DOUGHERTY FAMILY COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS
12-Month Adjunct Faculty in Human Health And Wellness
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.
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 University of St. Thomas invites applications for a 12-month adjunct faculty position in Human Health and Wellness. Faculty will teach Personal Health and Wellness courses. We seek colleagues with a record of success in teaching Health and Wellness courses, expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Teaching load includes six courses (various times) per year, three courses fall 2019 and three courses spring 2020 (starting September 4, 2019).
This is a 12-month adjunct non-tenure track, renewable positon. The compensation range is $35,400-$36,600 a year (depending on education and experience) plus health benefits. The successful candidate will teach online courses during January and summer (additional compensation is given for online courses).
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.
Required Master’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Exercise Science, Physical Education 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.