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Saint Francis University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  View our nondiscrimination policy.

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    Our campus community is our greatest strength, and the friendly atmosphere makes working here enjoyable. 

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    About Campus

    Saint Francis University is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, and the oldest celebrating Franciscan values. Our scenic campus sits on a mountain top in Loretto, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The safety and security of our campus community is of primary importance. Crime information and statistics for the university may be view in the SFU Clery Report online  or you may request an electronic copy. statistics.

    Benefits

    We offer a generous employee benefits package and opportunities for professional development.

    How to Apply

    Questions? Contact Us

    Phone: (814) 472-3264 
    Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Address: PO Box 600, Loretto, PA, 15940 
    Office of Human Resources 

  • Job Opportunities

  • Administrative/Staff 

  • Accounts Receivable Specialist- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application material received by March 26, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Accounts Receivable Specialist in the Business Office.  The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible to the Bursar for the posting of student charges/payments, maintenance, and collections of the University’s Student Accounts Receivable. 

    Associate Degree in a business related field required.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Must have excellent customer service skills, understand credit procedures, research skills, excellent computer skills, including intermediate to advanced skills in Excel and Word.  Accurate data entry skills and a commitment to customer service are required.  At least 3 years of work experience which includes knowledge of billing, accounts receivable, and collection procedures.

    Qualified candidates should complete an application and email a letter of application, resume and references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.

    Administrative Assistant I, Counseling Center- Part Time: Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 9, 2021 will receive primary consideration. 

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the part time position of Administrative Assistant I in the Counseling Center.  The Administrative Assistant I is responsible to perform a variety of clerical duties in support of departmental operations.

    High School Graduate with at least 1-2 years of specialized postsecondary training/program or equivalent work experience in office setting required.  Proficient computer skills including: typing, data entry, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc) Google Suites (Gmail, Calendar, Drive) Canvas, Jenzabar, Web Content Management System, or willingness to learn computer systems.  Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work effectively with others. Proficient grammar, spelling and proofreading skills.  Excellent customer service and marketing skills.  Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to operate standard office equipment.

    Apply online then submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:  positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty; and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

    Coordinator II, Esports- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application material received by March 26, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a 12-month Coordinator II, Esports in the Center for Student Engagement.  The Coordinator II will contribute to the implementation of Saint Francis University’s student life programming philosophy through managing the player and team esports experience.  This position will serve as a general advisor for esports players, teams, and student workers within the Saint Francis University Esports program.  They will work directly with players and respective faculty/staff to facilitate and manage the necessary operations of each team and competition.  The coordinator will contribute with in-game and individual development of players and teams.  They will collaborate with the Director and Assistant Director on efforts to recruit for the Saint Francis University Esports teams.

    A bachelor’s degree is required.  Preferred degree in computer science, education or student affairs.  Proven success within player/team development, community and student engagement, advising/counseling and event management is preferred.  Experience with collegiate esports industry and program game titles is preferred.


    If you have questions about the program or position, please contact esports@francis.edu.

    Qualified candidates should complete an application, and email a letter of application, resume and references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.

    Custodial Worker I- Accepting Applications

    Search Status:  Applications material received by April 23, 2021 will receive primary consideration

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month position of Custodial Worker I in the Department of Physical Plant.  The Custodial Worker I is directly responsible to the Manager of Custodial Services or the Custodial Supervisor to perform a variety of housekeeping duties and keep assigned buildings/areas in a clean and safe condition.

    Knowledge of cleaning materials, machines and practices required.  Basic housekeeping and repair skills along with basic reading and writing skills preferred.  Minimum of six months of related custodial experience required.

    Interested applicants can complete an online employment application, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

    Executive Assistant, Enrollment Management- Accepting Applications

    Status: Application material received by February 19, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the full time position of Executive Assistant in the Division of Enrollment Management.  The Executive Assistant is directly responsible to the Vice President of Enrollment Management to meet the demands of the division by performing a variety of professional and confidential administrative functions as well as ensuring the work flow of Division projects.

    Associates degree in related field with 3-6 years of experience working as an office manager, advanced level administrative assistant, or executive assistant reporting directly  to senior management required.  Bachelor’s preferred. Strong organizational, communication, and office management skills are necessary. Impeccable editing and writing skills with attention to detail and a proven track record of excellent relationships with managers, front-line staff, students, and parents.  Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, consistently prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suites required.

    Apply on line,  then submit a letter of application, resume and names and addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

    General Carpenter- Part Time- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 23, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a General Carpenter temporary part time position in the department of Physical Plant.  The General Carpenter-PT is directly responsible to the General Trades Supervisor to perform a variety of carpentry tasks aside other members of the physical plant group.

    High school graduate with vocational/technical training in general carpentry or related areas.  Knowledge of carpentry, painting, roofing, masonry, flooring and associated tools.  Knowledge of blueprint reading as it pertains to carpentry trade. Basic mathematical skills are necessary.  Minimum of two years of commercial or residential construction experience in general carpentry field is required. Experience installing commercial roofing a plus.

    Complete an online application, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

    INTERNAL - Custodial Worker II- Accepting Applications

    Search Status:  Internal Applicants only at this time.  Application Deadline is April 16, 2021.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month position of Custodial Worker II in the Department of Physical Plant.  The Custodial Worker II is directly responsible to the Manager of Custodial Services or Custodial Supervisor to perform a variety of housekeeping and repair duties to keep assigned buildings/areas in a clean and safe condition.

    Knowledge of cleaning materials, machines and practices required.  Basic housekeeping and repair skills along with basic reading and writing skills preferred.  Minimum of one year of related custodial experience required.

    Interested applicants can complete an online employment application, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

    INTERNAL- HR Benefits Specialist - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Internal Applicants only at this time. Application Deadline is April 16, 2021

    The HR Benefits Specialist is responsible to the Director of Human Resources for assisting with the administration of all benefits enrollment and questions, verifies all insurance billing, maintains employee database and files, and ensures compliance with required benefit notices and communication to employees about benefit programs.

    Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years related experience preferred, but experience and/or other training/certification may be substituted for the education.  Three years of related HRIS experience.  Some college human resources benefits courses or equivalent experience desired plus three years effective experience in payroll and/or benefit administration.  Good knowledge of company and departmental policies and procedures.  Experience with spreadsheets and database knowledge (e.g. Jenzabar) preferred.  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.

    To apply: Complete an online application, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references by April 16, 2021 to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

    Graduate Assistants- Accepting Applications

    Graduate Assistantships are offered at Saint Francis University in a variety of academic and administrative departments throughout campus.

    Current Open Positions:

    • GA- Student Activities
    • GA-Experiential Learning Commons
    • GA- Men's and Women's Track & Field
    • GA- Men's and Women's Tennis
    • GA- Athletic Communications

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Acceptance to one of the University's graduate programs as a full-time student
    • Each department may have additional requirements (ex. athletics- coaching/playing experience)
    • Once hired, completion of a Graduate Assistant contract through Academic Affairs- terms to be determined between the sponsoring department and the Graduate Assistant.  If hired in an athletic coaching position another contract is issued from Human Resources.

    Tuition Remission:

    • Graduate assistants are eligible for full tuition remission for up to 9 credits per semester.  Summer varies according to each department.  Positions as a coach within Athletics may offer a stipend in addition to tuition remission
    • Fees, books and additional credits are the responsibility of the Graduate Assistant

    Questions:

    Applying  for Current or Future GA Positions:

    Parkhurst PM Cashier/Barista

    Parkhurst invites applications for a Full-time 9 month position of PM Adamucci Cashier/Barista for their Frankie's Snack Bar at Saint Francis University.  To apply for this non Saint Francis position, please click on the link here.

    Job Summary:
    Responsible for serving quality food and beverages to our guests in a friendly and helpful manner in accordance with Parkhurst and Starbucks standards and procedures under strict sanitary conditions.  

    Required Education, Training, and Experience:
    Knowledge of food service activities. Proficient organizational skills, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to operate standard food service equipment.  High school graduate with training in food service operation required. Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.

    Essential Functions:  (May perform any of the following)
    1. Brew Starbucks coffee according to guidelines provided. Make specialty drinks to order following Starbucks recipes and procedures.
    2. Operate cash register, records hourly sales, balance drawer at end of shift.
    3. Prepare 
    4. Price and stock all grab and go items.
    4.      Stock coffee beans and all supplies as needed.
    5.      Records temperatures of coolers and freezers.
    6.      Records and notifies supervisor of need for elimination of safety hazards.
    7.      Merchandise area using Starbucks and other approved materials.
    8.     Interact with our guests in a friendly, professional manner.
    9.     Follow cleaning schedule as provided by management, using “clean as you go” techniques.
    10.   Maintain an open line of communication with management, informing them of products and supplies as needed.
    11.   Follow all Parkhurst Guest Satisfaction and Gold Standards.
    12.   Follow the uniform dress code and maintain proper personal hygiene.
    13.   Perform other duties as assigned by management.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Standing and/or walking - 75% of the time.
    • Occasionally lifting up to 25 lbs.
    • Frequently lifting up to 10 lbs.

    Parkhurst Server & Dining Room Attendant

    Parkhurst invites applications  for a Part Time Server and a Part Time Dining Room Attendant for their Torvian Dining Hall at Saint Francis University.   To apply for these non Saint Francis positions, please click on the position titles above.

    Parkhurst Server- 

    Job Summary

    The server is responsible for the set-up, execution, and clean-up of functions in accordance with Parkhurst’s Hospitality and Culinary Gold Standards. Create a smile for your guests by practicing genuine hospitality while serving!

    Benefits

    20% off your purchase at all family brands
    One free meal while you are on shift
    Options for 401k, dental, vision, and medical plans
    Paid time off: depending on the length of your tenure at Parkhurst, a number of hours of work results in one hour paid time off
    On site training!
    Essential Functions 

    Serve and interact with our guests in a friendly, professional manner.
    Follow all event sheets, diagrams, pull sheets and timelines to successfully complete events.
    Maintain an open line of communication with management, informing them of products and supplies needed.
    Follow the uniform dress code and maintain proper personal hygiene.
    Assist fellow team members at every opportunity.
    Perform any other duties as assigned by management.
    *** Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

     

    Parkhurst Dining Room Attendant

    JOB SUMMARY
    Responsible for performing routine duties necessary to provide a clean and well-stocked dining room during meal periods in accordance with Parkhurst standards and procedures under strict sanitary conditions.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    Restock beverages and other items as needed, which may include refilling of milk dispensers.
    Keep beverage area and dining room clean during service periods.
    Assist our guests, as needed, in a friendly and professional manner. Follows Parkhurst Hospitality and Culinary Gold Standards.
    Maintain an open line of communication with management, informing them of products and supplies needed.
    Follow the uniform dress code and maintain proper personal hygiene.
    Assist fellow team members at every opportunity.
    Perform any other duties as assigned by management.
     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Standing and/or walking - 100% of time.
    Occasionally lifting up to 40 lbs.
    Frequently lifting up to 10 lbs.

     

  • Athletics

  • Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 23, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball.  The Assistant Coach is directly responsible to the Head Coach, Women’s Basketball to assist with aspects of a Division I basketball program. 

    The successful candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the NEC, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidate must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree is preferred.  Intercollegiate basketball playing and coaching experience preferred.  Knowledge of recruiting software (JumpForward) and scouting software (HUDL Sportscode, Synergy, and FastModel) preferred.  Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Google Suite’s is preferred.  Division 1 coaching experience and skill development is preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.  

    Apply on line, then submit a letter of application, resume and names and addresses and phone numbers of three references to : positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE.

    Athletics Accountant- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by February 26, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for a full time 12-month Athletics Accountant.   The Athletics Accountant is directly responsible to the Deputy Director/Senior Woman Administrator to perform accounting functions, prepare financial reports, and provide financial assistance for a Division I Athletics Department.

    Candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidate must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.  Knowledge and experience in intercollegiate athletics preferred. Proficient accounting, data entry, and computer skills. Proficient organizational skills, interpersonal relation skills, and communication abilities required.  Must be detail oriented. 

    Interested applicants can complete an online employment application, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

    Creative Design Specialist- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application material received by March 26, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for a full time 12-month Creative Design Specialist.  The Specialist will be responsible for leading the graphic design and branding efforts of the 23-sport Division I intercollegiate athletics program at Saint Francis University and all aspects of the Saint Francis Athletics programs.

    Candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidate must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  At least one year of full-time professional experience in graphic design required; sports background preferred.  Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite with demonstrated understanding of design principles. Ability to take complex ideas and present them in a manner that is easy to consume and share.  Ability to accept and incorporate feedback to improve designs and adapt to changing priorities. Ability to perform work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Demonstrated experience designing for social media platforms.  Experience in video shooting and editing.

    Interested applicants can complete an online employment application, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE
     

    Graduate Assistant- Athletic Communications and Video Production- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by May 7, 2021 will receive primary consideration. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University, a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference, invites applications for six positions of Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications and Video Production.

    The Graduate Assistants for Athletic Communications and Video Production are directly responsible to the Director of Communications and Athletics Multimedia Service Coordinator.  The Graduate Assistants will gain firsthand experience working within a collegiate Division I Athletic Communications office at Saint Francis University.

    The candidates must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidates must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, TV Production, or related field.  Previous experience in athletic communications, operating a camera under various conditions, operating a camera in a live event environment, digital video editing, Adobe Suite and other editing applications, and a basic knowledge of sports productions is preferred.  

    Compensation for position is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University master's degree program.  Candidates must be admitted into a master’s program at Saint Francis University in order to qualify for positions.  

    Apply online then submit a letter of application, resume, writing samples, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:  positions@francis.edu.

    Applications accepted until positions is filled.  Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty; and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons 

    Graduate Assistant Coach- Men's and Women's Tennis- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by May 7, 2021 will receive primary consideration. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University, a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Coach- Men’s and Women’s Tennis. 

    The Graduate Assistant Coach is directly responsible to the Head Coach to assist during practice and competition. The candidates must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidates must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor’s degree required. Intercollegiate competitive or coaching experience in tennis required.  Division I experience preferred. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are essential.  

    Compensation for position is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University master's degree program, plus a stipend.  Candidates must be admitted into a master’s program at Saint Francis University in order to qualify for positions.  

    Apply online then submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:  positions@francis.edu.

    Applications accepted until positions is filled.  Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty; and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons 

    Graduate Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Track & Field- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by May 7, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a Graduate Assistant Coach, Men’s and Women’s Track & Field.  This is a Part Time position in the Department of Athletics.  The successful candidate must be accepted into a full-time graduate studies program at Saint Francis University.  This is a two-year commitment, as the compensation is tuition remission, plus a stipend.  The Assistant Coach is directly responsible to the Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country to assist with the organization and direction of a Division I program.

    Saint Francis University is a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference. The candidates must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidates must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

    Bachelor’s degree required.  Competitive or coaching experience in the sport of track and field is required.  Specific expertise in the pole vault is preferred.  Applicants with experience in sprints, hurdles, or distance events will also be considered.

    Apply online, then submit a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty; and encourage applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
    AA/EOE

    Head Coach, Cheer- Accepting Applications

    Search status: Applications material received by April 23, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Head Coach Cheerleading/Dance Team Advisor (12 month).  The position is responsible to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing, Promotions and Athletics Communication to organize and direct a cheerleading program and dance program as well as perform administrative responsibilities in the athletics department.

    Candidates must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA. 

    Bachelor’s degree required.  Intercollegiate cheerleading and/or coaching experience required.  Marketing experience preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.  

    Complete an online application, then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE

  • Faculty 

  • Adjuncts, Physical Therapy

    Deadline: Applications received by Jan 4, 2021 will receive primary consideration

    The Physical Therapy Department at Saint Francis University seeks adjunct Instructors to assist the primary Saint Francis faculty members with teaching in the skills laboratories in the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, health and wellness, and other areas of practice.  Physical therapists with recognized expertise in specific topic area may also lecture on a topic and assist in the related laboratory experiences.  Please note that adjunct positions are only filled on an as-needed basis.

    Doctorate in Physical Therapy and PA Physical Therapy license with demonstrated expertise in clinical practice required.  Some teaching experience and Board Certified Clinical Specialist preferred.

    Apply on line, then submit a letter of application, resume and names and addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

    Assistant Professor, Education- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 30, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a 9 month non-tenured Assistant Professor position in the Education department to start August 2021.  The faculty responsibilities include face to face and online teaching, advising students, participating in departmental and University service activities, involvement with recruitment and retention activities, and ongoing professional development.  Expertise in curriculum innovation as well as commitment to teaching and scholarly excellence expected. Expertise in assistive and instructional technology is desirable. The successful candidate will teach courses including, but not limited to: Introduction to Special Education, Assessment, Positive Behavior Interventions, Autism Spectrum Disorders, High Incidence Disabilities, Assistive and Instructional Technology, and Teaching Methods of Special Education. The candidate will be expected to evaluate, revise and recommend updates for all special education programs/classes at the Undergraduate and Graduate level in alignment with PDE standards.  The candidate will develop and enrich community relationships through outreach initiatives.

    Master’s degree required with Supervisor of Special Education certification preferred, but candidates with advanced Special Education qualifications will be considered.  Doctoral degree preferred.  Three to five years of K-12 teaching and/or administration is preferred.  Candidates should have expertise related to Special Education law (specifically IDEA), IEP requirements at the state and federal level, and experience with 504 plans, co-teaching/co-development of curriculum with public school partners.  The candidate should be familiar with early intervention and ISFPS. Experience working with PDE Special Education program guidelines and competencies necessary.

    To apply: Complete an application, then email letter of interest, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: positions@francis.edu.

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.

    Assistant Professor/Field Coordinator, Social Work -Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application material received before February 15, 2021 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications from qualified candidates for a 9 month full-time faculty position to teach in the University’s Department of Social Work BSW Program. Full time faculty responsibilities include undergraduate instruction and a commitment to the general education program at Saint Francis University. In addition, the incumbent will advise students, maintain scholarship and service activities, handle the recruitment and placement of field work sites, and maintain compliance with CSWE Accreditation standards.

    Requirements include a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from a Council of Social Work Education accredited program; PhD in Social Work or DSW preferred; minimum of three years post-MSW direct practice experience; Current active Pennsylvania social work license or current eligibility for Pennsylvania licensure; a current clinical social work license (LCSW) is a plus. Experience teaching at the BSW undergraduate level preferred;  Experience and/or interest in teaching across the undergraduate social work curriculum; a working knowledge and/or experience with instructional technology and design preferred; Demonstrated commitment to work with students, staff, and community partners; Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community; Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment;, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities.   Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

    Qualified candidates should complete an application, and email a letter of application, resume and references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.

    Physical Therapy, Assistant Professor- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Review of application material will begin February 12, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position in their entry-level Doctoral program.  The Department of Physical Therapy is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual interested in teaching in the program’s progressive curriculum.  Teaching load will be developed in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise.  Areas of consideration include:  Anatomy, Neurology, Pediatrics, or any area of clinical specialization.    This position includes: Teaching in the professional curriculum as assigned; participation in University faculty meetings; service on University, School of Health Sciences and Education, and Department committees as appointed; participation in departmental activities including accreditation activities, curriculum development and evaluation, student research, student advisement, professional development activities; participation in the University’s General Education Program; performs other duties as assigned.

    The successful candidate will engage in research, which may be through the Human Performance Laboratory in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.  Faculty participate in service to the University, student advisement, and are encouraged to be involved in community outreach activities.

    The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (DPT).  The candidate should hold, or provide proof of eligibility for, licensure in Pennsylvania, 3-5 years of clinical experience, demonstration of prior teaching or lecture experience, and an active APTA membership. Preferred qualifications include: A physical therapist with a terminal doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent) or who is completing a doctoral degree; prior teaching experience at a similar rank or as an instructor or adjunct; Board Certified Clinical Specialization recognized by ABPTS.  Candidates who do not possess a terminal doctoral degree may be required to agree to obtain such as a condition of hire.

    For more information related to this position, please contact Dr. Mark Boland, Search Committee Chair, at (814)-471-1112. 

    Apply online, and submit letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  AA/EOE


    Post Doctoral Fellowship- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Screening begins April 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  The position is to start July 1, 2021.

    A full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in support of the Center for Watershed Research & Service (CWRS) and Engineering programs at Saint Francis University.  The position will entail:

    • Research in support of the faculty and mission of CWRS (http://francis.edu/center-for-watershed-research-and-service/).  Existing research programs are interdisciplinary and include:
    o Co-treatment of municipal wastewater and acid mine drainage
    o Limiting nutrient runoff from agricultural practices
    o Treatment of contaminants of emerging concern
    o Wastewater management and treatment from oil and gas development
    o Sustainable passive treatment of acid mine drainage
    o Other Ecological Engineering solutions for water quality improvement

    • Teaching one course per semester related to environmental engineering with our unique approach of real research and service blended into the classroom.

    • Other related activities:
    o Extension work in service of regional watershed restoration/protection nonprofit organizations
    o Authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting at national/international conferences
    o Mentoring undergraduate interns and researchers
    o Grant-writing in support of CWRS


    The balance of the aforementioned activities will be tailored to skill set of the successful applicant.  They will be overseen and closely mentored by Drs. Travis Tasker, Joel Bandstra, and Rachel Wagner to achieve the research, teaching, extension, and grant-writing productivity necessary for maximal professional development.


    This opportunity is open to applicants from all relevant engineering and science disciplines. We especially encourage applications from those with backgrounds in ecological, environmental, and biological engineering as well as environmental chemistry/science/microbiology, applied ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and other related fields.


    Saint Francis University was founded in 1847 and is the oldest Franciscan institute of higher learning in the United States.  A small Catholic liberal arts university set in the Laurel Highlands of central PA, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound (kayaking, hiking, sailing, mountain-biking, fishing, etc.).  The University is located in the village of Loretto, which is 1 hour East of Pittsburgh and 3-4 hours West of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.


    CWRS was founded in 2012 with funding from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.  Its mission is to provide expert assistance and manpower to amplify the watershed restoration efforts of domestic and international nonprofit organizations and to advance the science of watershed restoration.  


    To apply, complete an application, then email a resume and cover letter to positions@francis.edu. In your cover letter, please briefly state your research interests and teaching philosophy.


    Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 


    ***Saint Francis is unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States for this position because it is only a one year position***