Assistant Professor of Social Work, Specialization Areas of Clinical Social Work and Health, Department of Social Work and Gerontology 

Adjunct Pool for Professional Specialist in Clinical Instruction

Adjunct Pool for Business & Economics



 Assistant Professor of Social Work, Specialization Areas of Clinical Social Work and Health, Department of Social Work and Gerontology

The Department of Social Work and Gerontology at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track, 9-month position at the assistant professor level in the specialization areas of Clinical Social Work and Health to start in August 2024.  Candidates must have earned a PhD, DSW, or a doctorate from an accredited institution preferably in social work and an earned MSW or MSSW from a CSWE-accredited social work program with a minimum of two years post masters social work practice experience. Applicants completing their doctoral degree within one year of appointment will be considered.  Social work licensing/eligibility for social work licensing is required. The successful candidate will have a strong experiential foundation in clinical social work and health with experience in evidence-based practice. The applicant will have primary responsibilities at the graduate level in teaching online courses, and may have teaching opportunities at the undergraduate level in face-to-face courses. Candidates who have the potential to teach courses across both the generalist and advanced specialization curriculum including research, social welfare policy, and practice courses are preferred.

Candidates will be expected to participate in committees and service at the departmental and College levels; to be involved in community service; and to participate in MSW student recruitment activities and student advising.  Candidates are also expected to have knowledge of CSWE EPAS, program development, curricular development, and program assessment.  The candidate must demonstrate and maintain an active program of research.

To apply, applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of your understanding, contributions, and plans for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at Saint Mary’s College. Preferred candidates will have experience in online graduate education and can demonstrate effective teaching practices.  To demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence, please submit examples of syllabi, course evaluations, and/or assignments.  While teaching online, the expectation is that the faculty member is on-campus.

Please submit application materials electronically online to: Saint Mary’s College, Department of Social Work and Gerontology, MSW Program – Email address:; email subject heading: Attn: Search Committee/  Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.  Letters of reference will be solicited after the initial review.


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

 As a Catholic institution of higher learning, Saint Mary’s College has a mission-driven responsibility to be diverse, inclusive and equitable. We believe in the inherent value of diversity in its multiple dimensions. To honor that value, the College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that respects the human dignity and civil rights of all persons, particularly those from groups that have historically experienced discrimination and persecution. By actively resisting bigotry and marginalization, we endeavor to work against the effects of injustices. We expect every member of the Saint Mary’s College community to uphold these commitments in our programs, practices, pedagogy, and policies.

Posted: 8/29/2023

Adjunct Pool for Professional Specialist in Clinical Instruction

The Judd Leighton Speech and Language Clinic at Saint Mary’s College is seeking speech language pathologists interested in joining our pool of potential professional specialist position(s) in clinical instruction in speech language pathology. When need arises, due to enrollment and/or staffing, the department will select candidates from this pool to serve as adjunct.

This will be a part-time adjunct position with primary responsibilities of clinical education and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students in the Judd Leighton Speech and Language Clinic or community sites. The clinical supervisor must be qualified as defined by professional/discipline standards, have practical experience appropriate for the responsibilities assigned, and must maintain appropriate professional credentials. The appointment is to the designated status of Adjunct Professional Specialist at Saint Mary’s College.

Job Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in speech language pathology, the ASHA certificate of clinical competence, and the appropriate Indiana licensure.
  2. 5 years experience in the delivery of clinical services with additional experience in supervision.
  3. Emerging expertise in a clinical specialty area, which can include clinical supervisor, clinical programming and/or clinical service delivery as evidenced by, but not limited to, educational background, work history and experience, continuing education and the like.
  4. Experience with early childhood education and providing services in a Response to Intervention model.
  5. This individual will model for the Saint Mary’s student the ability to deal effectively with other staff, agencies, and community programs, as well as children and their parents/guardians.

Essential Functions for Clinical Supervisors

  1. Communication

A clinical supervisor/ professional specialist must possess adequate communication skills to:

  • Communicate proficiently in both oral and written English language.
  • Possess reading and writing skills sufficient to meet curricular and clinical demands.
  • Perceive and demonstrate appropriate non-verbal communication for culture and context. Modify communication style to meet the communication needs of clients, caregivers, and other persons served.
  • Communicate professionally, effectively, and legible on patient documentation, reports, and scholarly papers required as part of professional practice.
  • Convey information accurately with relevance and cultural sensitivity.
  1. Motor

A clinical supervisor/ professional specialist must possess adequate motor skills to:

  • Sustain necessary physical activity level in required classroom and clinical activities.
  • Respond quickly to provide a safe environment for clients in emergency situations including fire, choking, seizures, etc.
  • Efficiently manipulate testing and treatment environment and material without violation of testing protocol and with best therapeutic practice.
  • Manipulate patient-utilized equipment (e.g. durable medical equipment to include AAC devices, hearing aids, etc.) in a safe manner.
  • Access technology for clinical management (i.e. billing, charting, therapy programs, etc.).
  1. Intellectual/Cognitive:

A clinical supervisor/ professional specialist must possess adequate intellectual and cognitive skills to:

  • Comprehend, retain, integrate, synthesize, infer, evaluate and apply written and verbal information sufficient to meet clinical demands.
  • Identify significant finding from history, evaluation, and data to formulate a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
  • Solve problems, reason, and make sound clinical judgments in patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic plan and implementation.
  • Self-evaluate, identify, and communicate limits of one's own knowledge and skill to appropriate professional level and be able to identify and utilize resources in order to increase knowledge.
  1. Sensory/Observational:

A clinical supervisor/ professional specialist must possess adequate sensory skills of vision, hearing, tactile, and smell to:

  • Display mature, empathetic and effective professional relationships by exhibiting compassion, integrity, and concern for others.
  • Recognize and show respect for individuals with disabilities and for individuals of different ages, genders, race, religions, sexual orientation, and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Conduct oneself in an ethical and legal manner, upholding the ASHA Code of Ethics and college and federal privacy policies.
  • Adapt to changing and demanding environments (which includes maintaining both professional demeanor and emotional health).
  • Manage the use of time effectively to complete professional and technical tasks within realistic time constraints.
  • Accept appropriate suggestions and constructive criticism and respond by modification of behaviors.

General Responsibilities

              1.     Responsible for the health, safety, and well-being of persons served at all times.

2.     Expected to serve as role model for persons served.

3.     Expected to serve as an advocate and to protect the human rights of persons served at all times.

4.     Expected to participate in training as required by your supervisor.

5.     The Saint Mary’s Professional Specialist will teach the Saint Mary’s student through example on how to plan instructional activities/ home program for parents as well as activities for primary care givers in community settings.

6.     The confidentiality and cultural diversity of the child and his/her family will be respected at all times by the Saint Mary’s Professional Specialist.

9.     The Saint Mary’s Professional Specialist will conduct other duties as assigned by her/his supervisor which enhance, directly or indirectly, the Saint Mary’s College student.

10. Other duties as appropriate and assigned.

These materials can be sent to the Director of Clinical Education of Speech Language Pathology, Erin Connelly at

Posted 10/5/2022

Adjunct Pool, Business & Economics

The Department of Business Administration and Economics has immediate openings for part-time faculty teaching undergraduate courses for fall and spring 2023 and 2024.  Our need is particularly strong in management but all fields in business (accounting, marketing, finance and economics) are encouraged to apply.

An MBA degree or a Masters in related field is required, with previous college-level teaching experience preferred. 

Please send a cover letter and your resume via email ( to Joyce Hicks, Associate Professor, Business Administration and Economics Department, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN  46556

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.