Assistant Professor, Integral Program, Tenure Track - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Saint Mary's College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in the Integral Curriculum of Liberal Arts, beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Role:

The Integral Program of Liberal Arts is founded on the wager that it is still possible to appreciate and to evaluate all the main kinds of human thinking. It is thought that students in the Program can learn enough of the technical languages of the natural sciences, mathematics, literary criticism, social sciences, philosophy, and theology to follow arguments in those disciplines.

The Program is not an honors curriculum but is intended rather for those drawn to a comprehensive view of education, of the liberal arts. Additional information for the Integral Program may be obtained on the following webpages:  and 

About the College

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.


As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


  • Faculty contractual responsibilities are equivalent to seven (7) courses each academic year. 
  • Typical teaching load is six (6) courses with one (1) additional course equivalent reassigned for dedicated work with students. 
  • The six-course annual teaching load (21-22 hours) may come from any of the Program's courses. 
  • The Integral Program is composed of Tutorials [Mathematics, Language, Music, and Laboratory] and Seminars.
  • Tutors, as the faculty are called, are expected to participate in outside the classroom activities, including socials, lectures, and field trips.
  • Additionally, faculty are expected to participate regularly in two core liberal arts programs, the Collegiate Seminar Great Book Programs and the January Term and serve the College on Committees and engage in scholarly activities.  
The work is collegial in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse campus environment.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. by August 2013
  • Strong background in the tutorial/seminar method of shared inquiry modeled after St. John's College, Annapolis and Santa Fe
  • Candidates should be familiar with content of the Laboratory and Mathematics Tutorials as well as be comfortable with Classical Greek; along with a commitment to continuing scholarship, and evidence of scholarly research trajectory. 
Candidates must hold a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and research and professional activity at the national level.  Candidates should also be committed to a liberal arts education and are expected to participate in departmental and College service activities.  Appreciation of and deep respect for the learning/teaching environment and for the students, staff and faculty who comprise it and the willingness to embrace the Lasallian commitment to that environment is required.  Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education settings should be apparent. 

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. 2) Please submit a CV, a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference* and official documentation of the latest year (or preferably two) of teaching evaluations. 3) Please arrange to have the three letters of reference sent to Steve Cortright,  Integral Search Committee, Saint Mary’s College of California, P.O.Box 145, Moraga, 94575, who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Keyword Phrases

  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Other Liberal Arts & Humanities
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter