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Ranked Faculty- Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

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Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and/or religion. St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with 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 nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Job Title Ranked Faculty- Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Primary Campus St. Paul
Posting Number 20170039-FAC

Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Nutrition and Dietetics ranked faculty. Our department offers several undergraduate majors, including a flexible nutrition science program and an accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD). This appointment begins fall of 2018 (pending budget approval).

We are seeking a thought-leader with a desire to support growth in nutrition programming at St. Catherine University. This position offers excellent opportunities to shape and enrich our programs and to help develop new programs (e.g. graduate degree in nutrition). We appreciate that nutrition is an ever-changing field and seek a candidate interested in adding innovative elements to our curriculums, with emphasis on interprofessional collaborations. Our department values the opportunities that come along with small class sizes and getting to know our students.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and developing a variety of clinical, community, and food system courses for our DPD and Nutrition Science program. The candidate will directly support the program director in maintaining all ACEND-related requirements. The candidate will advise students, conduct scholarly work, and will be expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations.

The university is comprised of a diverse student body. Applicants should be prepared to support and work collaboratively with all students to help them use their training to lead and influence.

Position Qualifications

Qualifications: Enrolled in doctoral program, with ABD and expected earned degree within 2018-2019 academic year required. An earned doctorate degree in nutrition, dietetics or closely related field, with current certification as a registered dietitian (RD/RDN), with 3 years teaching experience is preferred. Commitment to conducting, publishing, and presenting research at professional meetings is required and should be evident in past experiences. Preference will be given to candidates who possess administrative experiences with ACEND or other accrediting bodies.

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.

Our department seeks candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and service contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity. Preference is given to individuals who have experience teaching, conducting scholarly work and/or serving multicultural, underrepresented, and/or marginalized populations.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to electronically submit. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Please include a cover letter including your vision for the future of nutrition education, a CV, and a teaching philosophy. Candidates selected for interview will need to provide 3 references. Official transcripts and background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Dr. Holly Willis ( Review of applications begins 1/22/2018 and continues until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by 1/22/2018.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer; Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date 12/06/2017
Close Date
Hiring Manager Name Holly Willis
Hiring Manager Email

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • Some High School
    • High School Diploma (or GED)
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Master Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctorate
  2. * How many years teaching experience do you have at a college/university level?
    • 5+ years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • Less than 3 years
    • No experience
  3. * 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)

  4. * Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are mission critical at St. Kate's. If you are hired for this position, what specific actions would you take to demonstrate your commitment to DEI?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * 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
  6. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 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
  8. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2