Company Name:

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University


Saint Joseph, Minnesota

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Not Specified

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Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

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Date Posted:

December 21, 2018

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Psychology, Visiting Instructor

The Department of Psychology at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University invites applications for a full-time term position in Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 2019 to May 2020. Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.) or ABD required. Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology will be preferred. Responsibilities will include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester; therefore, candidates with previous effective teaching experience will be preferred. The successful candidate will teach courses in Abnormal Psychology and Clinical and Counseling Psychology. The ability to teach Introductory Psychology and/or Developmental Psychology will be preferred. Class sizes for these courses typically range from 24 to 30 students. Some previous clinical or counseling experience is also preferred.

The Psychology Department is a collegial and engaged team of 11 teacher-scholars with a broad range of specializations. Our faculty are dedicated to close working relationships with students to enhance not only academic learning but also overall student development. The department is active in research involving undergraduates as co-investigators.

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative education of their students.

With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development.

CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.

Our Institutional Commitment to Diversity
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment is incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. We commit to:

1. Foster a learning and working environment that reflects respect for all persons

2. Make decisions in accordance with our commitment to inclusivity

3. Promote inclusion via self-reflection and professional development

4. Respond to the common call of Catholic social justice teaching and Benedictine values to dismantle systems of oppression

5. Share and engage these practices in all that we do in the classroom, across our campuses, and in the greater world

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online at

Applicants must submit:

1. Letter of application

2. Statement of your teaching philosophy. In your statement, please share how you will integrate diversity and support inclusion for all students in the classroom.

3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, for example: course evaluations, examples of learning outcomes, peer or student testimonials, or other materials.

4. Curriculum vitae

5. Names and contact information of three references

6. Copies of all transcripts

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/ Saint John's University hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (320) 363-5500 or

It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employers.

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