Faculty Vacancies

The following faculty positions are currently available. Please click on the links below to view the full posting.

Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing
Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Head of Library Services
Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology
Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science


Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing:

The Saint Mary's College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in creative writing with a primary specialization in fiction and secondary expertise in creative nonfiction. Teaching load is 3/3.  Primary teaching responsibilities are creative writing courses at all levels of the curriculum, including a multi-genre introduction to creative writing; intermediate and advanced courses in fiction and creative nonfiction; and a multi-genre senior capstone writing seminar. Regular contributions to the College’s first-year writing program are also expected. Creative writing faculty also organize a Visiting Writers series, and advise the College’s undergraduate literary journals.

A Ph.D. in Creative Writing is preferred; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing will be considered. Experience teaching creative writing is required; full-time teaching experience, including first-year writing, is strongly preferred. Publications in fiction are required; additional publications in creative nonfiction are preferred. Ability and willingness to collaborate in developing a publishing arts course is highly desired. We seek a colleague who shares our commitment to social justice, and who is eager to join us in cultivating an inclusive and diverse intellectual community for undergraduate women.

Candidates should submit the following application materials to Laura Haigwood, Chair, English Department, via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/54411:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement on diversity and inclusivity
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • transcripts

Please upload all materials by Monday, November 26, 2018.  If you are invited to progress to the next round of consideration, then we will request 25-30 pages containing examples of both your fiction and creative nonfiction; and, in addition to this writing sample, documentation of excellence in teaching, such as sample syllabi and writing assignments, course evaluations, peer/chair assessments; and three current, confidential letters of recommendation. We will interview via Skype in January, and invite three candidates for campus visits soon afterward.

POSTED: 11-7-18


Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science:

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saint Mary’s College is accepting applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August 2019.  Requirements include a Ph.D. in mathematics or computer science.  Though the research area is flexible, the ideal candidate will be a broadly trained mathematician or computer scientist with an interest in teaching a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level, including computer science courses such as programming, data structures, and simulation and mathematics courses such as calculus and statistics. A background in mathematical modeling or the ability to teach at the graduate level in our Master’s of Data Science program is an additional advantage to an applicant for this position.  Duties beyond teaching include individual interaction with students, directing senior comprehensive projects, appropriate scholarly and professional activities, and college service.  Opportunities exist for teaching and research collaborations across campus as well as in the community.

Applications must be postmarked by December 5, 2018, to guarantee full consideration; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A complete application includes a curriculum vitae with your philosophy of teaching, a brief description of research plans, all post-secondary transcripts, evidence of teaching excellence (such as teaching evaluations), a brief statement on diversity, and three letters of reference, at least two addressing teaching.

Applications may be submitted by mail or electronically (in .pdf format) to the email address below.  Letters of reference should be sent directly from the recommender.

Application materials should be sent to:            

                         mathsearch@saintmarys.edu

                                      OR

                        Colleen Hoover, Chair
                        Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
                        Saint Mary’s College
                        Notre Dame, IN 46556

POSTED: 11-7-18


Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences:

The Saint Mary’s College Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions to begin August, 2019. Due to retirements, advancement, and departmental growth, the department is in the exciting position to hire across different subfields. 

One position centers on Developmental Psychology, and the candidate will teach some combination of Child Development, Lifespan Development, Introduction to Psychology, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The Department has an ongoing relation with an on-campus child development center, which would be ideal for candidates who study child development.

Another position centers on Statistics and Methods, and the candidate will teach some combination of Statistics, Research Methods, Personality Psychology, and Psychological Testing.

The individuals in these positions will each teach three courses per semester based on the needs of the department and the teaching interests of the successful candidates. The ability for these candidates to contribute to one of our growing interdisciplinary programs (Neuroscience, Environmental Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Gerontology, Communicative Sciences, Justice Studies) is a plus. Qualified candidates whose teaching and research interests involve related, but not identical, areas such as those described above, or a combination of those described above, are also encouraged to apply.

These positions require a Ph.D. either in Psychology or a related field. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered.  All successful candidates will contribute to the mission of the college which promotes a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility. The Department of Psychological Sciences particularly emphasizes excellence in writing and research, and strong candidates will have an interest in inclusive pedagogy. Saint Mary’s College has a mission-driven responsibility to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter which includes a statement of how the candidate addresses their commitment to diversity, vitae, available evidence of teaching success, and three (3) professional references electronically to psychsearch@saintmarys.edu or via U.S. Mail to Ms. Pam Blair, Saint Mary’s College, Spes Unica Hall, Box 3, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. 

Review of applications will begin December 7, 2018, and continue until the positions are filled.

POSTED: 10-18-18


Assistant Professor of Religious Studies:

Saint Mary’s College announces a tenure-track full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in August 2019. We seek a broadly educated scholar-teacher with expertise in contemporary Catholic theology, ideally who can make connections with other Christian traditions and world religions. Candidates should be able to teach an introductory course in religious studies, a second general-education course in the Christian tradition, and an upper-level course in areas of contemporary Catholic theology. Preferred areas of teaching expertise include feminist theology, Latinx theology, and environmental studies. Demonstrated abilities in excellent undergraduate teaching are required. The position involves a 3/3 course load (2 preparations per semester). Ph.D. in related field preferred, ABD considered. 

For more information about the Religious Studies department, please view the department website: https://www.saintmarys.edu/academics/departments/religious-studies.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time), and three letters of reference to rlstsearch@saintmarys.edu. Address inquiries to Professor Kurt Buhring at kbuhring@saintmarys.edu.

Applications submitted by November 21, 2018 will be given full consideration, but later applications will also be considered.

POSTED: 11-2-18


Assistant Professor of Spanish:

The Department of Modern Languages at Saint Mary’s College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Latin American and/or Latinx Literature and Culture.  This is a Tenure-Track Position, which will begin in August of 2019.   Field of Specialization: any area of Latin American and/or Latinx Literature and Culture.  Successful candidates must be interested in and qualified to teach all levels of Spanish Language (in particular, Spanish for heritage-speakers) as well as advanced-level courses with an interdisciplinary approach to culture and literature. Teaching responsibilities include 3 courses per semester at all levels.  The candidate should demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, scholarly promise, and a desire to engage with the mission of Saint Mary’s College. Applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in Spanish and have teaching experience.  Candidates will hold a PhD in Spanish by August 2019 (ABD considered).  

Candidates should send a letter of interest, CV, official copies of all graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference (at least one should address teaching). Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to modlsearch@saintmarys.edu. Alternatively, they can be mailed to the address below.

                        Umberto Taccheri, Chair
                        Department of Modern Languages
                        Regina Hall, Saint Mary’s College
                        Notre Dame, IN   46556 – 5001

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews may be conducted at the MLA in Chicago.

POSTED: 11-8-18


Head of Library Services:

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a Head of Library Services to direct and coordinate the services of the Cushwa-Leighton Library. The Head of Library Services oversees all library services with a broad vision toward student learning. S/he supervises and leads all staff in the daily work of the Library as well as in future directions as dictated by the College’s strategic plan. S/he works with the Chief Information Officer to maximize efficiency of operations between the Cushwa-Leighton Library and Information Technology.

The person in this position will lead the library organization in providing balanced and diverse sources, services, instruction, and student-centered spaces to the Saint Mary’s community by:

  • Supervising librarians and staff; supporting staff growth and innovation while promoting strong teamwork and collaboration across the library organization.
  • Coordinating all planning for the library, especially envisioning and supporting new initiatives for the College’s strategic plan.
  • Overseeing the development of exceptional user-centered services and collections in support of the College’s curriculum.
  • Representing the library to internal and external audiences including the College administration and state and national library organizations and consortia.
  • Directing the use and maintenance of the library building and participating in campus-wide planning for strategic library space allocation.
  • Participating as liaison to departments, including reference desk shifts, selection of resources, and instruction as appropriate.

Librarians at Saint Mary’s College are tenure-stream faculty who actively participate in shared governance at all levels of the college.  Librarians and faculty are eligible for benefits that include retirement; health, vision, dental, and disability insurance; tuition remission; and parental leave.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s of Library Science or equivalent required along with a minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible related experience as a professional librarian, preferably in an academic library. Additional requirements includes: Proven managerial ability with personnel, budget, and program issues; Experience with current technology and information systems as they apply to the educational endeavor; Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references electronically to  hr@saintmarys.edu or via U.S. Mail to Saint Mary's College, Office of Human Resources, 104 Facilities Building, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Review of applications will begin on August 27, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

REVISED: 7-26-18


Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology:

The Saint Mary’s College Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology to begin August, 2019. Visiting appointments are currently set for one-year, although this position has a strong possibility of becoming tenure-track.

The Cognitive Neuropsychology candidate will teach some combination of Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology, Introduction to Psychology, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The individual in this position will teach three courses per semester based on the needs of the department and the teaching interests of the successful candidate. The ability for this candidate to contribute to one of our growing interdisciplinary programs (Neuroscience, Environmental Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Gerontology, Communicative Sciences, Justice Studies) is a plus. Qualified candidates whose teaching and research interests involve related, but not identical, areas such as those described above, or a combination of those described above, are also encouraged to apply.

This position requires a Ph.D. either in Psychology or a related field. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered.  The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the college which promotes a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility. The Department of Psychological Sciences particularly emphasizes excellence in writing and research, and strong candidates will have an interest in inclusive pedagogy. Saint Mary’s College has a mission-driven responsibility to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter which includes a statement of how the candidate addresses her/his commitment to diversity, vitae, available evidence of teaching success, and three (3) professional references electronically to psychsearch@saintmarys.edu or via U.S. Mail to Ms. Pam Blair, Saint Mary’s College, Spes Unica Hall, Box 3, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.  

Review of applications will begin January 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

POSTED: 10-18-18


Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies:

The Saint Mary’s Environmental Studies Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor of Environmental Studies for academic year 2019-20, with strong potential to convert the position to tenure track beginning with academic year 2020-21. Ph.D. required in hand at time of appointment. Ph.D. discipline is open; possible degrees include but are not limited to Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Geography, Public Policy, Social Science fields, STS. Successful candidates will have an interdisciplinary background with experience and/or expertise in a field of environmental policy (e.g. climate policy, indigenous policy, water policy) with a research focus that includes international engagement and/or fieldwork. A strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and demonstrated success in teaching is required. Successful candidates should be committed to supporting a broadly interdisciplinary major. Additionally, successful candidates will be excited to join a group of dedicated faculty who engage students with the sustainable farm, woodlands, prairie, and wetlands on and near the Saint Mary’s campus as well as with local sustainability challenges and the local environmental community. Teaching responsibilities (six-course load per year): Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmental Policy, Interdisciplinary Environmental Research. In addition to teaching these three courses, the person in this position will share responsibility for leading the Senior Comprehensive Seminar in Environmental Studies and will teach courses in their areas of expertise. Ability to teach Introduction to Environmental Science or GIS a plus. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, undergraduate education of women, and service to the institution is expected.

Starting date is August 19, 2019. Classes begin on August 26, 2019.

Please send the following to envssearch@saintmarys.edu no later than December 10, 2018.

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/research activity
  • Statement on diversity

Review of applications begins December 3, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.  If invited to progress to the next round of applications, you will be asked to provide all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. portfolios, peer/chair evaluations), as well as three current and confidential letters of recommendation.

POSTED: 11-7-18


Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies:

The Saint Mary’s College Department of Gender & Women’s Studies invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin August, 2019 with the ability to teach some combination of the following:  Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, Transnational Feminisms, and Feminist Methods.  The individual in this position will teach three courses per semester based on the needs of the department and the teaching interests of the successful candidate.  Candidates who teach and conduct research from a transnational or global perspective are preferred, as are candidates with a background in the social sciences.

A Ph.D. either in Gender and Women’s Studies, or an interdisciplinary or related-field with graduate-level certification or experience in Gender and Women’s Studies will be preferred. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered.  The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the college which promotes a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility.  Saint Mary’s College has a mission-driven responsibility to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable.  The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies emphasizes excellence in writing and student engagement in research, advocacy, and internships and strong candidates will have an interest in inclusive pedagogy. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter which includes a statement of how the candidate addresses their commitment to diversity, vitae, available evidence of teaching success, and three (3) professional references electronically to bspencer@saintmarys.edu or via U.S. Mail to Dr. Bettina Spencer, Saint Mary’s College, Spes Unica Hall, Box 65, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. Review of applications will begin 10/22/2018 and continue until the position is filled.  Initial interviews will take place at NWSA or via Skype in November 2018.

POSTED: 8-13-18


Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science:

The Program in Political Science invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. Though the position is initially for one year, we expect that it will become tenure-track in August 2020. The Department seeks a scholar in Research Methods and American Politics who has a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to teach a 3-3 load, which in addition to the Research Methods course required of all Political Science majors may include  such courses as Public Opinion, Political Parties and Interest Groups, and Gender and Politics. Ability to teach Foreign Policy and/or Security Studies is a plus. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, undergraduate education of women, liberal arts education, and service to the department and the College is expected.  
 
PhD required.  ABD considered if PhD to be completed within one year.  Teaching experience required.  Starting date is August 19, 2019. Classes begin on August 26, 2019. 
 
Please send the following to Dr. Amy Cavender, chair, at posc+search@saintmarys.edu (PDF format preferred): 
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/research activity
  • Statement on diversity
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Three letters of reference
Review of applications will begin January 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants invited to progress to the next round will also be asked to provide all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work.

POSTED: 11-9-18


Saint Mary's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its racial and ethnic diversity at all levels -- students, faculty, and staff – and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.