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Interim Writing Specialist (Dougherty Family College)
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Dec. 3, 2018
Title Interim Writing Specialist (Dougherty Family College)
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
    Part-Time/Temporary Staff
  • Educational Services

Interim Writing Specialist (Dougherty Family College)



Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. St. Thomas is one of the largest and oldest Catholic colleges or universities in the United States and is the largest private college or university in Minnesota. The University emphasizes values-centered, career-oriented education, and offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 major and 60 minor fields of study. Additionally, the university offers more than 60 graduate degree programs in seven academic schools and colleges. Its graduate programs lead to masters, education specialist, juris doctorate and doctoral degrees.

Now in its 131st year, St. Thomas has evolved from humble beginnings as a men’s seminary and college into a comprehensive coeducational university. The University seeks to be a recognized leader in Catholic higher education that excels in effective teaching, active learning, scholarly research and responsible engagement with the local community, as well as with the national and global communities. Even with its growth, St. Thomas continues to focus on the needs of individual students and fulfill its mission to educate them "to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good."

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 full-time, 5-month Interim Writing Specialist position for the university’s two-year college, the Dougherty Family College. This interim position is from January 22, 2019 -June 21, 2019.

This position will work approximately 40 hours a week and is expected to be needed for approximately five months, dependent on business needs.

The writing specialist will design and coordinate culturally responsive academic support for students in academic writing, critical reading, and communication; collaborate with the Math Specialist in running the Scholars Resource Center; supervise peer writing tutors; collaborate with professors to provide in-class support to students; and collaborate on program assessment. We seek individuals with a record of success in college-level teaching or working in a writing center, and with a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


We are seeking highly motivated, innovative and creative educators who will provide intensive academic writing and reading support to students. The Interim Writing Specialist is expected to be on campus and available to students Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (some days include extended evening hours for writing support).

Required Master’s degree in English, MFA in Writing, or closely related discipline. Candidates who have experience in teaching/tutoring multilingual learners are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Interim Writing Specialist at the Dougherty Family College will receive a competitive compensation package and comprehensive employee benefits. This is a 5-month contract.


The University of St. Thomas will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. With respect to religion and creed, as permitted by law, the university reserves the right to exercise discretion in employment decisions to employ persons who share and are committed to the values and mission of the university.



Application Deadline: December 17, 2018. Applications should be submitted online at and include the following: cover letter; CV that includes at least three references who can specifically address the candidate’s teaching or writing center experience; and a one-page, single-spaced statement that presents the candidate’s philosophy of teaching and tutoring underrepresented students.

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