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    Office of Human Resources
    Saint Francis University
    PO Box 600
    Loretto, PA 15940-0600

    Thank you for your interest in employment at Saint Francis University. Our community is our greatest strength, and the friendly atmosphere on campus tends to make employment here quite enjoyable.
    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.  As an employee, your safety & security is of primary importance.  For crime information and statistics, you may request an electronic copy of our Clery Report or view the SFU Clery Report online.
    We also offer a generous employee benefits package and many opportunities for professional advancement.

    To apply for a position, please follow the instructions below:

  • Job Opportunities

  • Administrative/Staff 

  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

    UPMC Health has a part-time opening for a CRNP for the My Health@Saint Francis University in Loretto PA.  For full details and to apply for this non Saint Francis position please click here.

    Graduate Assistants

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

    Current Open Positions:

    • GA- Center for Student Engagement
    • GA- Athletics
    • GA- Residence Life
    • GA- Dorothy Day Center

    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:

    • Questions concerning GA- Center for Student Engagement can be directed to Lori Shrift
    • Questions concerning the GA- Residence Life can be directed to Don Miles.
    • Questions concerning the GA- Dorothy Day Center can be directed to Mary Adams.

    Applying  for Current or Future GA Positions:

    HVAC/R Mechanic- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before August 14, 2020 will receive primary consideration. Position is opened until filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time HVAC/R Mechanic position in the Physical Plant Department. The HVAC/R Mechanic is directly responsible to the HVAC/R Supervisor for the maintenance of the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and related equipment and systems. Also assists the HVAC/R Technician in the maintenance of the above equipment.

    High school graduate with vocational technical training in heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration preferred.  Knowledge of HVAC/R equipment maintenance and repair required. Knowledge of blueprint reading as it pertains to HVAC/R systems. Ability to operate computers is essential.  Minimum of one year of related experience in the heating, ventilating, air condition and refrigeration field required. Swing Shifts are required; Off shift call in when needed possible.

    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

  • Athletics

  • Head Coach, Bowling- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before June 15, 2020 will receive primary consideration. Position is opened until filled.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for Head Coach, Bowling. The Head Coach is responsible to Interim Director of Athletics to organize an direct a Division I bowling program within the framework of Saint Francis University.

    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.  Intercollegiate bowling playing experience or intercollegiate coaching experience as an assistant or head coach required.

    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 

  • Adjunct, Languages - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application materials received by March 31, 2020, will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for adjunct positions in Italian, French, and Spanish.  The adjunct will be responsible for teaching introductory level courses and perhaps intermediate level courses in Italian and French.  Spanish faculty are needed for general Spanish majors and medical Spanish minors.

    Candidates must hold an MA in the language to be taught; teaching experience preferred. Candidates also must be bilingual in the language to be taught: English/Italian, English/French, or English/Spanish (Reading, Writing, Speaking).

    Interested applicants should complete an online application, then submit a letter of interest, current CV, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy 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 of ASL Curriculum - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time nine-month non-tenure track Coordinator of ASL Curriculum position in the American Sign Language department in the School of Health Sciences & Education.  The Coordinator of ASL Curriculum is responsible to the Dean of Health Sciences & Education creation, alignment, and implementation of curriculum to the ACTFL standards as well as assist with teaching duties.

    A Master’s degree in ASL Teaching, Linguistics, ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, ASL Interpretation, or related field with a minimum of three years college teaching experience required.  Evidence of high marks on previous teaching evaluations. Experience developing ASL courses. Proficient and clear written English communication skills.  Experience with Canvas a plus.  One or a mix of the following certifications preferred: ASLPI score of 4+ or above, ASLTA Certification, RID, CDI, NIC or equivalent, NAD membership, and evidence of professional development and ASL community engagement.

    Qualified candidates should complete an application, and email a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, A video in ASL of professional goals and plans to meet those goals via link or downloadable video, sample syllabus of ASL IV, ASL Literature, or Deaf Culture course 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.

    Coordinator of ASL Operations- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time nine-month non-tenure track Coordinator of ASL Operation position in the American Sign Language department in the School of Health Sciences & Education.  The Coordinator of ASL Operations is responsible to the Dean of Health Sciences & Education to handle the day to day operations of the ASL department as well as assist with teaching duties.

    A Master’s degree in ASL Teaching, Linguistics, ASL Studies, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, ASL Interpretation, or related field with a minimum of three years college teaching experience with supervisory experience required.  Advanced writing communication skills.  Experience writing extensive reports and managing budgets. Experience coordinating events. Experience with Canvas a plus.  One or a mix of the following certifications preferred: ASLPI score of 3+ or above, ASLTA Certification, RID, CDI, NIC or equivalent, NAD membership, and evidence of scholarship or professional presentations.

    Qualified candidates should complete an application, and email a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, A video in ASL of professional goals and plans to meet those goals via link or downloadable video, sample syllabus of ASL I, ASL Fingerspelling and Numbers, or Medical Sign 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.

    Exercise Physiology, Instructor/Assistant Professor- Accepting Applications

    Position: Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology 

    Appointment: Non-Tenure Track Appointment Starting Fall 2020.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for an exciting 9 month non-tenure track position that will offer the qualified applicant the opportunity to teach in the well established, accredited undergraduate program of Exercise Physiology in the School of Health Sciences and Education. Individuals with a clear research agenda, preferably in the areas of chronic disease prevention, wellness, strength and conditioning, and community fitness particularly for underserved or rural populations are encouraged to apply.

    The preferred candidate should hold a PhD in Exercise Physiology or related field (ABD's in the final stages of doctorate will also be considered), with demonstrated exercise physiology experience, and an ability to teach undergraduate introductory and advanced exercise physiology courses including, but not limited to:  exercise testing and prescription, research methods and statistics, sport nutrition, common sports injuries, biomechanics, or seminars in areas of interest. Prior adjunct teaching experience required. An individual with certification (CEP, RCEP, CSCS, EP-C, EIM) is preferred. Membership in ACSM or NSCA is preferred. In addition, this position offers the opportunity to coordinate scholarly research and to develop interdisciplinary outreach programming in the Human Performance Laboratory housed in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, and university service, participate in undergraduate research, as well as professional service as evidenced by maintaining membership and involvement in national and regional exercise science professional organizations.

    Saint Francis University is a private, Franciscan institution, situated in the beautiful Allegheny Mountain region of southcentral Pennsylvania. The 600-acre mountaintop campus serves approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and is located midway between Pittsburgh and State College, Pennsylvania.

    Interested applicants are encouraged to call or email, Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, Search Committee Co-Chair at (814) 472-3121 or pfitzgerald@francis.edu to discuss the advantages and flexibility of this position. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

    Please complete an online application, and then email  three letters of reference, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research philosophy related to this position, transcripts and teaching evaluations if available to: positions@francis.edu

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

    Nursing, Faculty- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before July 31, 2020 will receive primary consideration. 

    Saint Francis University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position to teach in the University’s Department of Nursing BSN Program. Full time faculty responsibilities include undergraduate pediatric clinical and theory instruction. In addition, the incumbent will participate in the University’s General education program, advise students, maintain scholarship and service activities, and assist in maintenance of CCNE accreditation status and State Board of Nursing compliance.

    Requirements include a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution (doctoral degree preferred, or a specific plan to complete one within 4 years of appointment); Unencumbered current licensure in PA as a registered nurse , or eligible for licensure in PA;  strong background and experience in maternal/child pediatric and/or medical surgical experience preferred; two years of recent clinical experience; proven track record of undergraduate teaching and curricular experience; excellent oral and written communication skills. Faculty rank contingent upon qualifications and teaching experience.

    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.

    Program Director, MSN/FNP- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by June 12, 2020 will receive primary consideration.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time program tenured/nontenured, director/faculty position in the University’s Department of Nursing MSN/FNP and Post Master’s FNP Programs.  The Program Director is responsible for the academic, regulatory, and clinical coordination of the MSN/FNP and Post Master’s FNP programs.  Leads the preparation of the self-study for the FNP and Post Master’s FNP part of the self-study, and maintains CCNE accreditation and State Board of Nursing approval, submitting all required documents.  Oversees administrative aspects of the programs.  Coordinates program and curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of the programs.  Actively recruits preceptors and initiates and maintains communication and correspondence between academic and clinical sites as primary liaison with clinical sites. Oversees admission process and recruitment. Teaches a reduced /appropriate course load in the MSN program. Advises FNP students. 

    Requirements include a master’s and doctorate degree in nursing from an accredited institution, or ability to complete a doctoral degree by December 2023; Board Certification as an FNP, unencumbered RN license in PA or eligible for licensure in PA; Unencumbered FNP certification in PA or eligibility for certification in PA; Experience in higher education including teaching. Preference for experience in online and simulation instruction, accreditation, program review and assessment.  Applicant must have knowledge in progression standards in relation to program progression and admission of students (traditional and transfer).  Commitment to prepare FNP students for practice. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching service, and scholarship. Rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

    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.