Posted: Jul 15, 2022

Assistant Professor - Economics & Political Science

Saint Catherine University - Saint Paul, MN
Application Deadline: N/A

Job Summary

The Department of Economics and Political Science at St. Catherine University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics or Public Policy. It is scheduled to begin in the Fall term of 2022.


The undergraduate college at St. Catherine is one of only six US institutions that is both a women’s college and a minority serving institution. 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. The Economics and Political Science Department contributes to a wide array of majors, including Economics, Financial Economics, International Business and Economics, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Women and International Development, and a Non-Profit Studies minor. The department also houses the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics and is committed to gender and racial diversity at every stage of the educational and career pipeline. Responsibilities:


  • Teach the equivalent of six undergraduate courses during the academic year.
  • Teach courses on public policy and game theory and other courses to be determined based on expertise and department needs
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities
  • Monitor and assess student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance



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.


Minimum Qualifications       


  • ABD in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy or a related field
  • One year relevant teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success with teaching diverse students


Preferred Qualifications        

PhD in Public Policy or a related field

Three years relevant teaching experience

Teaching experience in Public Policy, Statistics, and/or Game Theory

Mentoring undergraduate students



We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.


EEO Statement          

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at [email protected] or 651-690-6565.


Application instructions

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.


Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit



St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace


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