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    Assistant Professor in Economics

    (Deadline to apply: December 15, 2015)

    Saint Vincent College, McKenna School: two tenure track, assistant professor positions to begin August 2016. The first position must be prepared to teach Principles of Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics (masters level) or Advanced Macroeconomics (masters level) or International Finance or History of Economic Thought. The teaching load is 3-4 or 4-3 with no more than two preparations in one given semester. The second position must be prepared to teach up to three sections of Business Statistics I in the fall semesters and three sections of Business Statistics II with one section of Econometrics in the spring semesters. Class size for both positions range from 10 to 35 students. Both positions have an on-going expectation of research and scholarly activity. Both positions require a completed PhD by August 2016. ABDs will be considered with a strong recommendation from their committee chair concerning the completion of the PhD.

    The Economics department is closely linked to the McKenna School’s Center for Political and Economic Thought. Please review the Center website carefully at http://www.stvincent.edu/cpet/.

    The Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government is an academic division at Saint Vincent College, which includes the disciplines of Business Administration, Economics, Politics, Political Science, and Public Policy. Several academic and business-oriented centers are also related to the School and provide opportunities for research and professional activity. For further information see: www.stvincent.edu.

    Saint Vincent College is a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts and sciences college of about 1700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. It is located thirty-five miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in a pleasant suburban/rural environment near the foothills of the Laurel Mountains.

    We will do the first round of interviews at the ASSA conference in San Francisco from January 3-5, 2016. We are an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a letter of application, a complete vita, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation by December 15, 2015. This position will be open until filled. Address all items to:

    Human Resources Director
    Saint Vincent College
    300 Fraser Purchase Road
    Latrobe, PA 15650-2690 

    Assistant Professor for Major in Criminology, Law and Society

    (Deadline to apply: December 1, 2015)

    Saint Vincent College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant professor (higher ranks will be considered depending on experience) for the program in Criminology, Law, and Society.

    Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Criminology (ABD near completion considered) with appropriate experience. Career experience in a related field is also desirable. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate students. The successful candidate will engage actively in collaborative service to the college and to the department. Successful college teaching experience and a commitment to continuing scholarly activity is preferred, or applicants must have evidence of potential for college teaching excellence and research productivity. Eligibility for Pennsylvania Act 151 (child abuse) and 34 (criminal record) or FBI clearances must be established prior to employment.

    Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, pursuing professional development activities, and contributing to the department with a strong vision. Additional tasks will include assisting in administrative oversight of the major, curriculum development, scheduling of course offerings, academic and career advising of students, and establishing liaisons with agencies in the area to assist the students in securing internships and employment and graduate school opportunities. Candidates are also expected to contribute service to campus and community.

    About Us: Founded in 1846, Saint Vincent College is an independent, Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, approximately 40 miles east of Pittsburgh. The mission of the College is "to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education for men and women to enable them to integrate their professional aims with the broader purposes of human life." The programs, activities, and encounters that make up student life at Saint Vincent College encourage the intellectual gifts, professional aptitudes, and personal aspirations of students to mature harmoniously. The College awards the baccalaureate degree in more than 50 major programs in business administration, computing, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences, and offers six masters degree programs to 1,800 undergraduate students. As an indication of its success, the College has been chosen to appear in each of the nine editions of Barron's Best Buys in College Education. Please visit our website www.stvincent.edu.

    The Criminology, Law, and Society Program was begun here in the Fall of 2011. Since that time, it has grown to become one of the most popular majors on campus. Currently, approximately 80 students have chosen it as a major. A number of recent graduates have matriculated to law schools and graduate schools, and many currently hold positions in various law enforcement agencies.

    To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2015. This position will be open until filled. Address all items to:

    Human Resources Director
    Saint Vincent College
    300 Fraser Purchase Road
    Latrobe, PA 15650-2690

    Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to: employment@stvincent.edu 

    Assistant Professorship In Digital Media and Learning

    (Deadline to apply: November 20, 2015) 

    Saint Vincent College invites applications for a full-time, Assistant Professorship, tenure­ track, with complementary teaching and research responsibilities in Digital Media and Children's Learning. This position will be a joint appointment to the College faculty and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe, PA.  The position will be effective January 02, 2016.

    Qualifications: Earned doctorate or terminal degree in developmental psychology, media studies, communication, educational psychology, or another field advancing scholarship and research bridging digital media and children's learning. Applicants will be required to have a research agenda that is compatible with the mission and the academic programs of Saint Vincent College and aligns with the work of the Fred Rogers Center.  Qualified candidates either will have a record as lead or principal researcher of research and development grants from leading private and/or public funders including foundations and/or government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, or they should demonstrate sufficient potential to attract such competitive national funding. All qualified applicants are encouraged, including and not limited to, rising academic talents with postdoctoral research experience, and junior academics who seeking a blended research and teaching career at a nationally known center.

    Duties:   The Assistant Professor will be an integral part of the Saint Vincent College faculty and the Fred Rogers Center, teaching, mentoring and conducting research  preferably with students  in his/her academic  department and serving  as Director of Digital Learning  and Research for the Fred Rogers Center.  Typically, the faculty will teach two courses per semester which would include, for example, upper-level selections such as seminars or courses represented in the children's studies minor, as well as introductory sections in her/his respective department. The faculty also will contribute to intellectual leadership for three undergraduate programs--the Fred Rogers Scholars Program, Incubator 143, and the children's studies minor--and national programs including, our partnership with the TEC Center at Erikson Institute leading Digital Media and Learning initiatives of the Fred Rogers Center. It is expected that the Assistant Professor will conduct a major research project, attract external funding from nationally competitive programs, and prepare the findings for publication during the term of the appointment.

    To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names of references and, if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level, by November 20, 2015.   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   Address all items to:

    Human Resources Director 
    Saint Vincent College 
    300 Fraser Purchase Road 
    Latrobe, PA 15650-2690  

    Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to: employment@email.stvincent.edu 

  • Family Leave Policy

    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.

  • All positions require the incumbent 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 committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. EOE

    PLEASE NOTE: Background checks will be performed on all new faculty, staff and adjunct positions. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background checks and clearances.