Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor-Cognitive Psychology
Assistant Professor of English (American Literature)
Assistant Professor for Gender and Women's Studies
Assistant Professor-Organic Chemistry
Part-Time German Instuctor


Assistant Professor-Cognitive Pyschology

The Saint Mary’s College Department of Psychological Sciences invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology to begin August 2020.

The successful candidate will teach Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Psychology lab, and some combination of Statistics, Research Methods, and Introduction to Psychology. The ability to teach Sensation & Perception or Psycholinguistics is a plus. Candidates can also develop and teach upper-level courses related to their expertise. The ability for the candidate to contribute to our growing interdisciplinary program in Neuroscience is highly preferred.

The individual in this position will teach three courses per semester based on the needs of the department and the teaching interests of the candidate. Qualified candidates whose teaching and research interests that are related, but not identical, to 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.  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, transcripts, and three (3) professional references electronically to psychsearch@saintmarys.edu or via U.S. Mail to Ms. Laura McCormack, Saint Mary’s College, Spes Unica Hall, Box 3, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.  Review of applications will begin Nov. 1st 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

POSTED:  10/02/2019

Assistant Professor of English (American Literature)

The Saint Mary's College Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English (American literature) with a specialty in nineteenth-century transatlantic literature, and a secondary specialty in critical race theory. Demonstrated understanding and practice of feminist pedagogy is required. We especially require a faculty member whose approach to teaching and scholarship is keenly sensitive to historical race, class and gender injustices, as well to the intersectionalities among them; who is sophisticated and adept at critically analyzing those injustices as reflected and resisted in literary texts; and who is able to help our students to develop constructive intellectual and creative textual strategies for positive response. We seek a colleague who shares our commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice, and who is eager to join us in building an empowering academic community for undergraduate women.

Teaching, Research and Service Expectations:

  • a 3/3 teaching load that includes: a regular rotation of junior-level survey courses covering every period of American literature; junior- and senior-level topics courses in long nineteenth-century transatlantic literature, which may include transatlantic Romanticism, the black Atlantic, literature of the Americas and similar areas; sophomore-, junior- and senior-level courses in African American literature and Native American literature; regular contributions to Saint Mary's distinctive Writing Across the Curriculum-based first year Writing Proficiency Program (https://www.saintmarys.edu/departments/administrative-programs/writing-proficiency-program); after first year of appointment, teaching (in rotation with other literature faculty) one or more of the following core courses required for the English literature major: ENLT 201:  Introduction to Literary Studies; ENLT 385: Literary Theory;  and ENLT 495:  Senior Literature Seminar. 
  • an active research and publishing agenda appropriate to a tenure-track position in American literature.
  • regular attendance at conferences in appropriate professional organizations to present papers, chair sessions and engage in professional service (annual travel funds provided by the College).
  • participation in English Department and College service activities that align with your interests and commitments.


  • Ph.D. in hand required.
  • dissertation in American literature required; transatlantic topic strongly preferred.
  • experience in teaching both first year writing and sophomore or above American literature courses required; full-time teaching experience strongly preferred; training and/or experience in teaching writing to students for whom English is not their first language highly desirable.
  • interest in contributing to interdisciplinary academic programs highly desired: please specify your interdisciplinary areas of interest in your letter of application.

For the initial application, please submit the following, no later than midnight, November 30, via Interfolio, at this link  http://apply.interfolio.com/70292If the link does not open for you when clicked, then try pasting it into your browser.  If you still have difficulty, then contact the Saint Mary's College English Department Chair directly:  Laura Haigwood, haigwood@saintmarys.edu.

IIf invited to progress to the next round of consideration, you will then be asked to provide the following additional materials by midnight, December 16: evidence of excellence in teaching (a sample syllabus for a firstyear writing course; a sample syllabus for a sophomore-level or above American literature course; one complete set of teaching evaluations from any writing or literature course; and, if obtainable, one Department Chair's, senior faculty colleague's, or Writing Program administrator's class observation report on any course); three current and confidential letters of recommendation; and a 4,000- to 6,000-word sample of scholarly writing. After reviewing these materials, the search committee will select Skype interviewees by January 8, and conduct Skype interviews from January 9 through January 15. On the basis of those interviews, we will invite three candidates for campus visits.

POSTED:  10/17/2019

Assistant Professor for Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

The Saint Mary’s College Department of Gender & Women’s Studies invites applications for an
Assistant Professor position to begin August 2020 with the ability to teach Introduction to
Gender & Women’s Studies, Transnational or Global Feminism, and Feminist Research
Methods. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach Feminist Theory and contribute
courses in Environmental Justice.
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. In addition to teaching, the
individual in this position would help to supervise and build our internship program, mentor
senior projects, and advise our majors and minors. There is also potential for this person to
develop a study abroad component to a Transnational or Global Feminism course and/or an Ecofeminism course.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. either in Gender and Women’s Studies or the Social Sciences
(Political Science, Sociology, Geography, or Anthropology) with graduate-level certification in
Gender and Women’s Studies. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered. 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. Founded in 1985, GWS is one of our most established and long-running
interdisciplinary programs at Saint Mary’s College.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, which includes a statement of how the candidate addresses their commitment to diversity, vitae, evidence of teaching success, teaching philosophy statement, official transcripts, and three (3) professional references electronically to gwssearch@saintmarys.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place via Zoom in December 2019.

POSTED:  10/22/2019

Assistant Professor-Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level
in organic chemistry to start in Fall 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach an average of 9 contact hours per
semester (lecture sections are 3 hours, lab sections are 2-4 hours), primarily in our
organic chemistry sequence lecture and laboratories, as well as other advanced and
introductory chemistry courses that meet departmental and institutional needs. Faculty
are expected to develop an active and sustainable research program with
undergraduate students and are encouraged to incorporate research in the curriculum.
Other responsibilities include advising students and serving the department and college.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or closely-related field and a
strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral experience is preferred,
but not required. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in bio-
organic or medicinal chemistry and can contribute to our growing biochemistry

To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a
description of undergraduate research plans. In your materials, please address
evidence of teaching effectiveness and your commitment to educating a diverse student

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic, residential, women’s, liberal arts college offering
undergraduate degrees and co-educational graduate programs. The College has a
student body of 1,578 undergraduate and graduate students, including 22 percent
students of color and international students from 8 countries.

All applications should be sent to: Chemistry Search Committee, Saint Mary’s College,
Department of Chemistry and Physics, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Applications may be
sent electronically to kragland@saintmarys.edu. Review of applications will begin on
December 9th, 2019 and continue until January 9, 2020. Letters of reference will be
solicited after initial review. More information about our department can be found at

POSTED:  11/04/19

Part-Time German Instructor

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Saint Mary’s College is seeking a part-time instructor to teach two courses in the Spring 2020: Introductory German II and Intermediate German II.

Candidates should hold a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work in the field. Teaching experience, especially at the college level, is desired. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

To apply, please send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae and official copies of graduate transcripts to the Department Chair, Umberto Taccheri, at taccheri@saintmarys.edu.

POSTED:  09/25/2019

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.