Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is seeking a Faculty member in Education who is eager to contribute to its Lasallian Catholic mission of awakening, nurturing, and empowering learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. We invite individuals to help transform lives through education, inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition’s quest to understand the human experience through faith and reason and its embrace of all who are dedicated to learning from one another through authentic conversations in search of the truth. We are especially interested in and give preference to candidates who demonstrate a vision to create and nurture initiatives that will advance our mission within the scope of their duties and who will foster a culture of dialogue that, with respect for all people, supports the search for meaning and purpose in pursuit of excellence.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, 3-year annually renewable faculty position in elementary education / education foundations beginning in Spring 2024 in the School of Education. The individual in this position will teach an average of 24 credits on the beautiful Winona, MN campus. We seek a scholar-practitioner who can collaborate at the department level and across the University and local community. Applicants with experience in teacher preparation and/or teacher professional development are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly if this experience has focused on elementary education in Catholic school settings.
Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute to the University's LaSallian Catholic mission in alignment with strategic priorities and as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and interdisciplinary programming. All faculty serve the University and community in many ways, such as academic advising, student and community outreach, and participation in departmental and university-wide committees.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or a related field, with a focus on elementary education, education foundations and/or curriculum and instruction. They must have a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and research, a strong background in evidence-based teaching methods, and a demonstrated ability to teach, advise, and mentor candidates who will teach in diverse educational and cultural contexts. The candidate must be prepared to support teacher education students to make learning culturally relevant and connected to pressing issues for humanity. Experience in Catholic education settings is highly desirable.
Apply online at https://www.smumn.edu/about/offices/human-resources/employment-opportunities and include a cover letter, CV/resume, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals with expertise in diverse scholarly and pedagogical approaches and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Saint Mary’s offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending, retirement pension plan, and both undergraduate and graduate tuition remission plans.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.