St. Catherine University invites applications for a Division Chair of our Social Science Division. This is a 12-month, faculty position where rank and wage will be determined by qualifications. Disciplines represented in Social Science include Communication Studies, Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Economics and Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology and Women’s Studies.
The Division Chair of Social Science serves as a transformational leader and mentor to faculty colleagues, as a collaborator with other university departments and leaders, and as an advocate for the Social Science Division. The Division Chair will provide leadership with vision, direction, and inspiration in order that the highest level in teaching, research and service activities in the division are realized. Beyond maintaining a mission driven program, the Division Chair is ultimately responsible for guiding the department’s programs, enrollment, curricular quality, assessment, and faculty scholarship/service.
Based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Kate’s is home to a diverse group of nearly 5,000 students in a wide array of disciplines and degree levels. At its heart, the legacy of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs), informs every facet of this private Catholic university. The Division Chair will lead based on values inspired by the Sisters, including those of community, spirituality, and social justice. Responsibilities include:
Lead and manage the division including strategic planning, curriculum development, support for instruction and research, budget preparation and management, course planning and scheduling, faculty contracts, and other operational responsibilities.
Establish an agenda which has innovation and growth at its center with a vision for shaping the division and each department in ways that support equity and access.
Help facilitate the development of new strategies for increased student enrollment, retention and success, including underrepresented populations.
Lead accreditation and assessment efforts and successfully collaborate with faculty to strengthen academic excellence.
Understand the spectrum of pedagogies and practices within the division.
Collaborate with faculty to highlight the liberal arts pedagogy within the division’s curriculum.
Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor.
Develop and maintain key strategic partnerships.
Visit https://www.stkate.edu/careers to apply! Submit a letter of interest, addressing, as appropriate, the issues and desired qualifications outlined in this profile. Include a current resume or CV showing relevant responsibilities and accomplishments, and the names and contact information of five references and the candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will be called at a later stage and only with the candidate’s foreknowledge. The deadline for applications is October 11, 2020.
Doctorate in a discipline represented within the Social Science Division.
Three years of administrative experience as a college or university department chair or program director.
Three years of experience leading or facilitating college or university-wide committees.
Experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Experience using digital tools for teaching and collaboration.
A demonstrated record of scholarship.
Three years of experience leading organizational change.
Experience writing successful grants.
Experience successfully leading an accreditation process (e.g. Professional Educator Licensing Standards Board).
About St. Catherine University
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.