Saint Vincent College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor for the program in Criminology, Law and Society.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Criminology (ABD near completion will be considered) or comparable terminal degree with appropriate academic or career experience. Successful college teaching experience and commitment to continuing scholarly activity is preferred, or applicants must have evidence of potential for college teaching excellence and research productivity. Those applicants with a record of research and teaching in Introduction to Criminology, Policing and/or Statistics will be given priority consideration. 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 developing activities, and contributing to the department with a strong vision. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. 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, 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 attitudes, 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 seven master’s 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.
The Criminology, Law, and Society program was begun in the Fall of 2011. Since that time, it has grown to become one of the most popular majors on campus. Currently, approximately 90 students have chosen it as a major. A number of recent graduates have matriculated to law schools and graduate schools, and many hold positions in various law enforcement agencies. The program is pleased to welcome its first cohort of graduate students in the Fall of 2017. The Master of Science in Criminology program will offer a challenging curriculum that will prepare candidates to become leaders and innovators in the system dedicated to the just enforcement of the criminal laws of the Commonwealth and the United States. With an emphasis on theory, research, and ethics, the Program will focus the students on the key issues facing the criminal justice system today and in the future.
To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2017. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This position requires the incumbent to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts and sciences 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.