American Multicultural Literature (St. Catherine University)

The Department of English in the Women’s College at St. Catherine University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in American Multicultural Literature to begin Fall 2016, pending budget approval. Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. We seek candidates to teach and develop courses for both English majors and non-majors at the introductory and advanced levels. In addition to teaching American Multicultural Literature in its global contexts, the successful candidate will also bring experience in film, media, and cultural studies and in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary pedagogies and practices, and a proven ability to work with our Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity and Women’s Studies programs, to publish scholarship related to these areas of expertise, and to participate in the college’s Catherine Core curriculum. Other helpful secondary interests include composition theory, performance, sociolinguistics, professional and business writing.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest college for women, and associate and graduate programs for both women and men. 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 over 5000 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

Responsibilities: Duties include teaching three courses each semester, with opportunities to teach in summer and in local and international programs during our January term; advising and mentoring students, including opportunities for collaborative research with undergraduates and for teaching interdisciplinary courses; pursuing scholarship and publication; and contributing to department, college, and university service.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in English or related area, earned by September 2016, is required. College teaching experience, proven expertise in American multicultural literature, with attention to global contexts, secondary interest in film, media, and cultural studies and in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary pedagogies and practices and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are all required. Commitment to including social justice in teaching and advising, the ability to teach composition at various levels, experience in teaching or willingness to learn hybrid and fully on-line platforms and interest in any of the following: performance, composition theory, sociolinguistics, professional and business writing are 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 as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its 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: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to apply for this position. Website link is:   Position number is: 201500XX-FAC.  Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application 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, contact Cecilia Konchar Farr at or Pamela Fletcher at Review of applications begins November 30, 2015; position will remain open until filled.


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