12-Month Adjunct Faculty in Justice And Peace Studies (Dougherty Family College)

University of St. Thomas
  • Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 13

Position description

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate program.

As a community, the University of St. Thomas is committed to:

  • Pursuit of truth - We value intellectual inquiry as a life-long habit, the unfettered and impartial pursuit of truth in all its forms, the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas.
  • Academic excellence - We create a culture among faculty, students and staff that recognizes the power of ideas and rewards rigorous thinking.
  • Faith and reason - We actively engage Catholic intellectual tradition, which values the fundamental compatibility of faith and reason and fosters meaningful dialogue directed toward the flourishing of human culture.
  • Dignity - We respect the dignity of each person and value the unique contributions that each brings to the greater mosaic of the university community.
  • Diversity - We strive to create a vibrant diverse community in which, together, we work for a more just and inclusive society.
  • Personal attention - We foster a caring culture that supports the well-being of each member.
  • Gratitude - We celebrate the achievements of all members of our community in goals attained and obstacles overcome, and in all things give praise to God.


The University of St. Thomas invites applications for a 12-month adjunct faculty position in Justice and Peace Studies in the Dougherty Family College.  Faculty will teach 100-level courses in Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies. We seek colleagues with a record of success in teaching Justice and Peace Studies courses, expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Teaching load includes six courses (various times) per year, three courses fall 2021 and three courses spring 2022 (starting September 8, 2021). 

This is a 12-month adjunct non-tenure track, renewable positon. The compensation range is $35,400-$36,600 a year (depending on education and experience) plus health benefits.  The successful candidate will teach online courses during January and summer (additional compensation is given for online courses).



We seek candidates who recognize the value of high expectations, student-teacher relationships, and home-school-community connections for students' academic achievement. Competitive candidates will demonstrate how their teaching record fosters successful learning communities reflective of their students' diverse cultures. Candidates will also demonstrate how their teaching has prompted students to make use of their culturally embedded knowledge, resulting in meaningful learning that affirms their students' social identities and connections while promoting high academic performance.

Successful candidates will have a background in critical and/or culturally responsive pedagogies and recognize their own cultural experiences, identities, manifestation of privilege, and the dynamics these evoke in and outside of the classroom. Candidates will embrace self-reflection, value excellence through educational equity, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing culturally responsive learning in a collaborative, collegial environment.

Required Master's degree in Justice and Peace Studies, Critical Pedagogy in Education, Sociology, Political Science or closely related discipline. Candidates with at least one year of college teaching experience (community college teaching experience a plus) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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