Irene S. Taylor Endowed Chair for Catholic and Family Studies, Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA)

Irene S. Taylor Endowed Chair for Catholic and Family Studies, Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA)

Saint Vincent College invites applications for the Irene S. Taylor Endowed Chair for Catholic and Family Studies in the theology department. This is a tenure-track faculty position with the Chair being a 3-year, renewable appointment to begin August 2024. We invite both junior and senior scholars to apply.

Required Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have an earned doctorate in theology and demonstrate work that contributes to the mission of the Irene S. Taylor Endowed Chair: to support and advance Catholic values to strengthen families in response to the questions and challenges of contemporary society. Candidates are encouraged to approach the mission of the Chair from their area of expertise such as systematic theology, historical theology, social ethics, bioethics, liturgical theology, and/or pastoral theology. We seek a candidate who will be able to develop courses that contribute to the theology department, the core curriculum, and interdisciplinary programs such as Peace and Justice Studies, Sanctity of Life, Nursing, and Children’s Studies. 

Applicants should have an established record of scholarship in their field. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates who work within or operate out of the Benedictine tradition are especially encouraged to apply. 

We seek outstanding candidates who are committed to: effective undergraduate teaching; a research program that furthers the mission of the Irene S. Taylor Chair; and service to students and colleagues. The teaching load is 18 credit hours per year. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Deadline to apply: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023. Application materials submitted by this date will receive full consideration.  


Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of your research agenda. Graduate transcripts and letters of reference will be collected if needed following review of other materials. In the application, candidates should address how the missions of the Irene S. Taylor Chair and Saint Vincent College will be furthered through their teaching and research. All applications should be submitted to our Human Resource Department. Electronic submissions to [email protected] are preferred. Otherwise, applications can be sent to: 

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition 
Saint Vincent College 
300 Fraser Purchase Road 
Latrobe, PA 15650