Faculty Vacancies

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

Adjunct Faculty, English Literature or Creative Writing
Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology
Director of Assessment & Accreditation, Education Department
Director of Student Teaching/Field Study
Interim Director of the Writing Center
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology-Physiology
Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work & Gerontology


Adjunct Faculty, English Literature or Creative Writing:

The Department of English invites applications for an adjunct faculty member in English Literature or Creative Writing to contribute to the College’s Writing Proficiency Program, a writing-across-the-curriculum program primarily for first-year students. Instructors in this program teach one or two sections of a four-credit, writing-intensive, introductory course in their field. Within the parameters of a master syllabus common to all sections, instructors are free to select their own texts and assignments.

 Starting date is August 13, 2018; classes begin on August 20, 2018.  Appointment is for one semester only at this time, but may be renewed based on College needs.

Our Writing Proficiency Program (WPP) is an egalitarian, collegial fellowship of faculty from throughout the College who teach first-year writing and meet regularly for ongoing professional development. New faculty will need to participate in some training over the summer, as they design their syllabi to fit the learning goals of the department and WPP. All W faculty participate in monthly training sessions throughout the academic year, and in portfolio review at the end of the semester. We seek a colleague who shares our commitment to social justice, and who is eager to join us in building an inclusive, diverse, and stimulating academic community for undergraduate women.

For an adjunct appointment in English literature, an M.A. or A.B.D. in English, American or Global Anglophone Literature will be considered; a Ph.D. in English, American or Global Anglophone Literature is preferred. Previous experience teaching introductory English, American or Global Anglophone literature courses or first-year writing is required; evidence of teaching excellence is also required.

For an adjunct appointment in creative writing, an M.A., M.F.A. or A.B.D. in Creative Writing will be considered; a Ph.D. in Creative Writing is preferred. Previous experience teaching introductory creative writing courses or first-year writing is required; evidence of teaching excellence is also required.

Applicants with an M.A., A.B.D. or Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, with previous experience teaching first-year writing, and evidence of teaching excellence, are also invited to apply.

Please submit the following:

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

to Laura Haigwood, Chair, Department of English, at haigwood@saintmarys.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled. 

POSTED: 5-24-18      


Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology:

The Program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology beginning August, 2018. The Department is seeking a scholar in the field of Speech Language Pathology with a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Our program has a strong commitment to the academic and clinical preparation of undergraduate and graduate students in the communication sciences.  Our department consists of a dynamic team of dedicated educators, scholars, and clinicians who together have created a new professional training program at the graduate level and an innovative undergraduate program grounded in the principles of liberal education. We are looking for a creative, flexible and collaborative individual who can teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, engage in service to the department, college, and community, contribute to the clinical education program, and who is interested in developing opportunities for students to engage in high-impact practices such as undergraduate and graduate collaborative research, study abroad, and community-based learning. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, undergraduate education of women, a liberal arts education, and service to the department and the College is expected.  
 
Ph.D. required.  ABD considered if terminal degree to be completed within one year.  Preferred qualifications: eligibility for CCC-SLP and Indiana state licensure.  The areas of expertise are open, although we will give preference to those applicants who can enrich our existing curriculum.  Experience with teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is desirable, as is a background which includes provision of clinical services.  An active or potential research program, which could foster student engagement, is highly valued. Starting date is August 13, 2018. Classes begin on August 20, 2018. 
 
Please send the following application materials to Susan Latham, Saint Mary’s College, 318 Spes Unica Hall, Box 95, Notre Dame, IN 46556, or electronically to slatham@saintmarys.edu, no later than July 1, 2018:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/research activity
  • Statement on diversity 
Review of applications begins on July 1 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: 4-16-18

Director of Assessment & Accreditation, Education Department:

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a ten-month, full-time, Professional Specialist to serve as Director of Assessment & Accreditation. The Director has responsibility for directing the assessment activities across the Education Department for the purposes of program development and evaluation, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness and for supporting the assessment work of the Department of Social Work. The Director is responsible for designing, organizing, and coordinating data collection systems to support the strategic goals and assessment plan of the Teacher Education Program, particularly those systems in connection with program evaluation, SPA recognition and CAEP accreditation. In addition, the Director will work with the Social Work Department in support of their CSWE accreditation-related assessment work. As time permits, s/he may be asked to teach a course in the Teacher Education Program.

A doctorate in education or a related field is preferred, master’s degree required. Candidate should have higher education experience. Preference given to candidates with accreditation/state program approval background and previous NCATE, CAEP, or SPA work. Candidate should have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, statistical analysis, and technology skills, and the ability to apply knowledge and skills appropriately to academic areas beyond teacher education.  

Please send letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts via email to lholderman@saintmarys.edu.  Application deadline:  June 1, 2018.  Review of applications begins June 1, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

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.

POSTED: 5-14-18


Director of Student Teaching/Field Study:

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, Professional Specialist to serve as Director of Student Teaching/Field Study beginning August 13, 2018.  A Master’s degree in an education-related area and three to five years elementary and/or middle school teaching experience are required. 

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • determining field and student teaching placements for undergraduate teacher candidates;
  • regulating and maintaining placement alignment with CAEP and IDOE standards for clinical/field-based experiences;
  • creating and maintaining professional contacts with K-12 school systems (public and private);
  • providing information and support to college supervisors, clinical educators, and teacher candidates;
  • collecting and compiling current records of field hours and evaluations of teacher candidates, EPP-/school-based supervisors, and clinical educators;
  • approving license applications for graduates.

Please send letter of intent, CV, and three letters of reference via email to nturner@saintmarys.edu.  Application deadline:  June 1, 2018.  Review of applications begins June 1, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

POSTED: 5-14-18


Interim Director of the Writing Center:

Saint Mary's College invites applications for an Interim Director of the Writing Center for academic year 2018-2019. Starting date is August 13, 2018; classes begin on August 20, 2018. The College seeks a professional specialist in writing, with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment. The primary responsibilities are to recruit, train and supervise a staff of student writing tutors; to administer the Writing Center; to teach one four-credit writing proficiency course, and one one-credit tutor-training course per semester; and to assist the Writing Proficiency Program Director as required.  A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, undergraduate education of women, a liberal arts education, and service to the College is expected.  For a more detailed list of duties, please e-mail the Chair of the search committee, Professor Laura Haigwood (haigwood@saintmarys.edu).               

Desired qualifications include an M.A., M.F.A., Ed.D. or Ph.D., with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition or a related discipline; demonstrated experience in designing and teaching composition courses; ability and willingness to develop competence in writing center leadership; excellent organizational skills, and ability to plan and prioritize tasks/projects.  Desirable but not essential: experience coordinating a writing center, including training and supervising peer tutors; experience working as a writing tutor, preferably in a higher education setting; familiarity with appropriate use of technology in writing-intensive classes; professional activities relevant to writing center leadership and administration.

To apply, please send the following to Professor Laura Haigwood (haigwood@saintmarys.edu), no later than April 30, 2018:

  • Letter of application.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement on diversity.
  • Description of relevant research activity, if appropriate to previous training and/or experience.

Review of applications begins on April 30, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.  If invited for an interview, candidates will be asked to provide all official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. portfolios, course evaluations, peer/chair evaluations), as well as three current and confidential letters of recommendation.

POSTED: 4-19-18


Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies:

The Department of Communication Studies, Dance, & Theatre invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies beginning August, 2018. Saint Mary's College is a Catholic liberal arts college for women with a strong commitment to undergraduate education.  The College has recently begun graduate programs for women and men as well.

The Department is seeking a Communication Studies Generalist with a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to teach a six-course load, which may include courses in Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, and the Introduction to Communication survey course.  Ability to teach Quantitative or Qualitative Research Methods is a plus. A strong commitment to undergraduate education of women, a liberal arts education, and service to the department and the College is expected. 

Ph.D. preferred.  ABD considered.  Teaching experience required.  Starting date is August 13, 2018. Classes begin on August 20, 2018. This position is a one year visiting position from August 13, 2018 through May14, 2018.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g. student evaluations), official transcripts, and three current and confidential letters of recommendation to Dr. Terri L. Russ, at truss@saintmarys.edu. Review of applications begins on February 2, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

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.

POSTED: 12-1-17


Visiting Assistant Profesor of Biology-Physiology:

The Department of Biology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology beginning August, 2018. The Department is seeking a scholar in the field of Physiology with a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to teach a six-course load, which will include courses in Physiology and Pathophysiology. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, undergraduate education of women, a liberal arts education, and service to the department and the College is expected. 

Ph.D. required.  ABD will be considered.  Teaching experience expected.  Starting date is August 12, 2018. Classes begin on August 20, 2018.

Please send the following to Dr. Don Paetkau as soon as possible at the following email: biofac2018search@saintmarys.edu.

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/research activity with Teaching Evaluations, if available
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement on diversity

Review of applications will begin immediately 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 two current and confidential letters of recommendation.

POSTED: 5-17-18


Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work & Gerontology:

The Program in Social Work and Gerontology invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work and Gerontology beginning August 13, 2018.  The Department is seeking a scholar in the field of Social Work and Gerontology with a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to teach a six-course load over the two semesters, which will include courses in Social Work Research and Statistics and Gerontology, and providing academic advising for gerontology minors.  A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, undergraduate education of women, a liberal arts education, and service to the department and the College is expected.  
 
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social Work or a related field; ABD considered if completion of doctorate is anticipated by May 18, 2019.  M.S.W. from a CSWE-accredited program required.  Teaching experience required.  Starting date is August 13, 2018.  Classes begin on August 20, 2018.  This is a visiting, one-year appointment (academic year) with potential to become tenure-track based on need and approval of the department and the College.
 
Please send the following documents electronically to Frances Bernard Kominkiewicz, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Social Work and Gerontology and Social Work Program Director, at kominkie@saintmarys.edu:
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/research activity
  • Statement on diversity 
Review of applications begin immediately 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: 5-14-18

 

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.