Adjunct Faculty

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

The Saint Joseph’s College Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program seeks a part-time per-course non-ordinary faculty member to teach SW 209: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II on campus for the  Spring 2023 semester. The course is scheduled to be taught in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:20-1:35.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited program. Must have had MSW degree for at least two years.
  • Demonstrated mastery of relevant subject areas
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Understanding of learning management systems (preferably Brightspace or Blackboard, eCollege, etc).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching both traditional and adult learners
  • Competence in providing constructive feedback
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with learning management systems (specifically, Brightspace)

Key expectations of the position: 

  • Effectively interrelate the subject area with other relevant disciplines and to real-life experience
  • Develop and execute instructional plan for maximum learning
  • Maintain accurate records of instructional effectiveness
  • Actively engage with learners in a consistent manner
  • Develop productive relationship with learners, colleagues and Program Director/Chair
  • Constructively evaluate learners’ assignments and expeditiously provide feedback
  • Maintain accurate records of learner progress
  • Timely response to requests for information and/or action
  • Collaborate in developing, maintaining, improving and innovating courses, and their content
  • Employ appropriate instructional strategies in support of learning outcomes
  • Remain current in subject area


About Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Applicants must be willing to support the mission and core values of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s only Catholic college. We offer to our 2000 on-campus and online students a unique mix of undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs with a strong liberal arts foundation. Our beautiful 474-acre Sebago Lake campus in Standish, Maine is located 30 minutes northwest of Portland, ME, and 2 hours North of Boston, MA. Fielding 21 intercollegiate varsity teams, the College also boasts a competitive Division III athletics program.

Additionally, the College provides certificates and undergraduate and advanced degrees for thousands more working adults who reside throughout the United States and in more than 20 other countries through an online learning program. Learn more at

Saint Joseph’s is nationally recognized for its successful integration of community service in its classroom learning and its sustainability performance. In 2015, the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions on campus and within local, regional, and global communities.

In 2022, the College earned STARS Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in recognition of its campus-wide sustainability achievements. This program is the most widely recognized in the world for reporting comprehensive information related to a college’s sustainability accomplishments.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine embraces justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as important cornerstones for academic excellence, student success, institutional and community resilience, and as vital expressions of our Catholic identity, Mercy Charism, and Core Values. We commit ourselves to nurturing highly competent and deeply compassionate leaders ready to serve in a vulnerable world.

Recognizing the dignity of all persons, we seek to address instances of injustice both within and outside our College community from a stance of informed advocacy. In this way we fulfill our core value of community, which calls on us to demonstrate a spirit of connectedness with one another through expressions of hospitality, courtesy, inclusivity, and collaboration.  Saint Joseph’s College is the community that grows community, preparing whole people to a whole world. Learn more here.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please complete our online application by clicking here. Include your resume and cover letter, and read and sign the Pre-Employment Statement. Offers are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and providing proof of final COVID-19 vaccination.

Saint Joseph’s College is an EEO employer and applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We consider all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, genetic information, military status, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, familial status or protected veteran status.

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