Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Human ResourcesPhone: 724-805-2581
(Deadline to apply: November 14, 2016)
The Position: The Department of Communication at Saint Vincent College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the area of public relations to begin August 2017. Qualifications: We seek applicants whose expertise focuses on public relations and strategic communication. Candidates should have evidence of potential for teaching excellence and research productivity. Experience working in the field of public relations is desired, but not necessary. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. by August 2017 in Communication, Public Relations, or a related field. Responsibilities: Faculty members are responsible for teaching a 3-4 load, performing on-going research and scholarly activity, and participating in departmental and college service. The successful candidate will be responsible for course development in the areas of public relations strategies, writing for media, public relations campaigns, communication ethics, as well as new course offerings based on the candidate’s scholarly expertise. About Us: Saint Vincent College is a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts and sciences college of approximately 1650 students located 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The College maintains a strong commitment to the liberal arts and sciences that grows out of a 1500 year old Benedictine educational tradition. All positions require employees to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts institution. Saint Vincent College is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
To apply: Send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference by November 14, 2016 to: Human Resources Director Saint Vincent College 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA 15650-2690 Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to: email@example.com
Additional Information: Representatives of the Department of Communication at Saint Vincent College will be conducting interviews at the National Communication Association’s annual convention in Philadelphia in November. Applicants should indicate in their letter of application if they will be attending the NCA convention.
Saint Vincent supports faculty families with flexible family leave and disability policies. Any faculty member welcoming a new child into his or her household (including adoptive parents) is eligible for a two-week parental leave at full pay. This parental leave supplements disability leave granted for pregnancy. New full-time faculty are eligible for either 8 weeks of disability leave or the remaining number of weeks of the semester in which a disability occurs, whichever is longer, at full pay. Depending upon length of service, the disability plan provisions generously provide for pay at varying percentages for up to 26 weeks. Faculty who are new parents may also request an extension of the tenure probationary period, under the provisions of the faculty handbook. Saint Vincent is also willing to provide reasonable accommodations to allow a faculty member to fulfill their contractual duties without the need for leave or, if leave is necessary, to assist the college in arranging appropriate coverage during their absence. Please see here for detailed explanations of these policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Background checks will be performed on all new faculty, staff and adjunct positions. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background checks and clearances.