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Join our Community of World-Class Teacher-Scholars

Welcome! St. Thomas is a comprehensive Catholic university making a global impact. Our 800+ talented, innovative, and engaged full-time and part-time faculty provide an exceptional educational experience for our 9,000+ undergraduate and graduate students.

St. Thomas faculty are outstanding teachers, building meaningful relationships with their students in small classes and through high-impact learning, mentoring, and advising opportunities. But our faculty aren't only teachers; they are serious scholars doing work that moves ideas forward. Our faculty conduct scientific research. They write books. They invent. They solve problems. And they often involve students in this work.

What makes the St. Thomas faculty experience special? We provide our faculty what they need to flourish: support for their work as teachers and scholars, a community that values and celebrates their contributions, and a mission-centered environment where our faculty's gifts can meet the world's needs. We know that being a faculty member is more than a job; it is a calling and a vocation. And we know that hiring new faculty members is one of the most important things we do. We're here to help as you learn more about us, find opportunities of interest, and move through the application process. Connect with us anytime!

Meet the New St. Thomas Full-Time Faculty for 2023-24

Key Information for Prospective Faculty Members

The links below introduce you to St. Thomas and faculty life on campus. If you have any questions or need additional information, please connect with Wendy Wyatt, Vice Provost, or Katharine Hill, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Research.

Schools and Colleges

Undergraduate and graduate programs come from our 8 schools and colleges, which use interdisciplinary connections to broaden perspectives and problem-solving.


Faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) engage in research that explores important questions, addresses big challenges, and advances the common good, both locally and globally.

Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Faculty Development supports the professional growth of faculty by providing programming and grants in the areas of pedagogy, scholarship and professional engagement.

Strategic Plan

St. Thomas 2025 is an ambitious yet focused five-year effort designed to propel the university toward a new level of impact. It is a guide to help us reach higher in serving our students, our community and the world.

University Mission

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is rooted in our Catholic identity at St. Thomas. We are steadfast in our commitment to embedding a shared sense of belonging where all feel welcomed.

aerial view of the st paul campus with the mississippi river and minneapolis skyline

The Twin Cities is well known for our lakes and public park systems, as well as our theaters, museums, and sports teams. And when you want to travel out of the Twin Cities, being a hub airport makes it easy to get just about anywhere, often on a direct flight.

Living and Working in the Twin Cities

St. Thomas, Minnesota's largest private university, is located in the vibrant metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The Twin Cities provides our faculty access to countless resources for their teaching and their scholarship, including fortune 500 companies, leading non-profits, innovative health care organizations, state and local governmental agencies, and more than a dozen other colleges and universities.

About Our Campuses