Program Director and Professor

St. Catherine University Montessori Program | Saint Paul, MN, United States

Posted Date 5/24/2023

We're Hiring! We seek creative, adaptable Program Director & Faculty member, who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency.

The position with support the Early Childhood and Montessori Program. This includes the planning and on going maintenance of our strategic plan to support students in our certificate, bachelors, and masters programs. The person in this role will also have a small teaching load to lead courses in ECE and the Montessori MAED programs.

Responsibilities include:
    • Prepare and teach in-person Montessori methods courses, as assignment.
    • Prepare and teach online courses in the ECE bachelor degree and in the MAED programs.
    • 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.
    • Develop and pursue an innovative and respected program of research in their area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching.
    • Provide service to the Department and University that is consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and dedication to a liberal arts based curriculum, faculty are expected to manifest these themes in their teaching, research, service and accomplishments.
    • Scheduling and conducting regular department meetings
    • Working with department members on developing and maintaining the curriculum
    • Making recommendations to the academic dean on course schedules, on faculty appointments and assignments, and on the department budget
    • Conducting course and faculty evaluations
    • Overseeing hiring
    • Supervising support staff
    • Preparing the departmental annual report
    • Reporting to their respective dean
    • Participating regularly in chair and program director meetings
Employees at St. Kate’s feel a deep connection to the University’s Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:
Three weeks of accrued vacation time as well as fourteen (14) paid holidays and six paid “gift” days when the university is closed.
  • Accrued sick time.
  • Free tuition for employees and reduced tuition for their families after one year of service
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service
St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. 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 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.
Minimum Requirements:
  • ?Master’s Degree in Education with at least 18 graduate credits in the area of instruction (e.g., Early Childhood Education, Child Development)
  • Montessori credentialed at the primary level (ages 3-6) from a MACTE approved training program (AMI or AMS)
  • A minimum of 3 years full time experience as the lead teacher or teacher of record in an early childhood Montessori classroom
  • Knowledge of a broad variety of early childhood education theories, curriculum and program models
  • Knowledge of and commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist pedagogy and curriculum

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Doctoral level degree in Education or related field in preparation to teach Action Research courses (Introduction to Action Research and Integration Seminar)
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) certified
  • ?Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3) or K-6 with Preprimary Endorsement
  • Current or past professional license that align(s) with available courses
  • Critical, self-reflective pedagogy, and anti-oppressive practice experience
  • Experience teaching and mentoring diverse populations
  • Experience working with non-traditional adult college students
  • Experience delivering instruction in both face-to-face and online learning environments
  • Experience supervising and supporting teachers

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 or 651-690-6565.

Montessori Credential Level
Early Childhood (2½ - 6)
Education Required
EdD, PhD or other Doctorate
Job Type
Instructor/Faculty - TEP/College/University
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)
Phone(651) 690-6001

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