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    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 

  • Administrative Assistant, Physician Assistant Sciences Didactic Year

    Search Status: Application material received by April 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Administrative Assistant- Didactic Year for the Department of Physician Assistant Sciences.  The Administrative Assistant is responsible to the Chairperson of the Physician Assistant Sciences Department and performs a variety of secretarial and administrative support services for the Chairperson and those assigned to the Physician Assistant Sciences Program.

    High school graduate with completion of 1-2 years of secretarial, customer service and information technology training.  Good organizational, communication, proofreading and office management skills.  Ability to work effectively with others to include prospective and current students, faculty and staff in support of program goals and operations are essential.  Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases required. Knowledge of Canvas and Jenzabar preferred.  At least 1-3 years of related experience.

    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

    Admissions Counselor- 2 Positions- Accepting Applications

    Search Status:  Application material received by January 18, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for two full time Admissions Counselors.  The Admissions Counselor is responsible to the Director of Admissions for representing the University at on and off campus functions and assisting in all office activities related to the enrollment of new students.

    A bachelor’s degree or educational attainment plan leading to a bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree preferred.  Candidate must have strong oral and written communications skills, ability to work both independently and as a part of a team. Must have the ability and desire to work closely with prospective Saint Francis University students and their families. Basic computer skills with a fluency with Microsoft  and Google Suites. Extensive Travel and Weekends, and valid driver’s license are required.  Experience working with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; 6-12 months experience working in recruitment, student services, public relations, marketing, education or related field preferred.    A working knowledge of the Jenzabar CX Administrative system or other database and Constituent Relationship Management Module preferred.

    Apply on line , then submit 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

    Director of Career Services- INTERNAL SEARCH

    Search Status: Application material received by April 15 will receive primary consideration.  INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY AT THIS TIME.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full- time twelve-month position of Director of Career Services.  The Director is responsible to the Vice President for Innovative Partnerships & Student Development for providing leadership for all on-campus career development, job internship placement activities, corporate partnerships, and community outreach.  Position represents Career Development to students, alumni, faculty, administrative staff, prospective students, parents, paraprofessional colleagues, employers, and the local community.

    Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, guidance/counseling, or related field required.  Minimum experience of five years in a successful career services operation with demonstrated ability to supervise staff, budgets and events required.  Excellent speaking, writing, interpersonal and organizational 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

    Director of Risk Management - Interviewing

    Search Status: Application material received by February 28, 2019 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Director of Risk Management  directly responsible to the Vice President for Finance and Administration for the planning, organization, direction, operation and daily supervision of the Risk Management and the University Police Departments. Responsible for creating an environment of risk awareness and promote risk reduction for Saint Francis University.  He/she is also responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting environmental compliance with federal, state and local agencies as related to environmental health and safety. The Director strives to provide the best possible service, safety, and protection of persons and property at Saint Francis University, accomplished through a working partnership between the department and the members of the SFU community.  Maintains excellent relationships with state and local fire and safety professionals.


    Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field.   At least three to five years’ experience in risk management, EH&S, insurance including worker’s compensation and general liability.  Preferred experience with law enforcement and/or public safety in an academic or governmental environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent administrative and organizational skills; and a valid driver’s license.   Ability to understand, interpret and implement all aspects of local, state and federal regulations including but not limited to OSHA and EPA.  Discretion and reliability in sensitive and confidential matters are vital.  Must be committed to and promote the University’s Mission and Franciscan values.  


    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



    Dining Services

    Dining Services at Saint Francis University invite applications for a number of open positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.   Please follow the links for detailed descriptions and to apply.   Please note that these positions are not Saint Francis University Employees.

    Deli- PT
    Utility Team Member- PT
    Prep/Saucier - PT
    Catering Delivery Driver- PT
    Pizza Cook- PT
    Salad Prep- PT
    Cook- FT
    Catering Server- PT
    Baker-PT
    Catering Server-FT
    Barista/Cashier- PT
    Dishwasher- PT
    Barista/Cashier- FT
    Deli- FT
    Cook-FT
    Dishwasher-FT

    Director, Rehabilitation - Accepting Applications/Reviewing Application

    Search Status: Application material received before December 17, 2018 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the position of Director, Rehabilitation for the Faculty-Student practice in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University.  The Director is responsible to the Director of DiSepio to organize and deliver rehabilitation services, responding to the needs of the patients referred from the University and broader communities.  Work collaboratively with the faculty and service directors e.g. Athletic Training, Student Health Center personnel, etc to assure the appropriate delivery of rehabilitation services. Works collaboratively with the Physical Therapy Department’s Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education to provide clinical instruction to student physical therapists. Works collaboratively with the director of residency and fellowship programs to provide didactic and clinical instruction and assessment. Also may perform academic instruction in the Department of Physical Therapy Program up to .4 FTE.

    An DPT degree and PA licensure as a physical therapist are required.  A certificate of authorization to practice Physical Therapy without a referral in PA is required. Three years of clinical experience is required; five to 10 years of clinical experience is preferred.  ABPTS specialty in sports (SCS) or orthopedics (OCS) is required; certification as an athletic trainer (ATC) or an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) or a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) or similar from a recognized professional certifying organization is preferred.  Experience as a clinic manager is required; one year’s experience as an administrative manager is preferred.  Experience delivering clinical inservices is required; experience as a clinical instructor (CI) is preferred.  Experience promoting clinical services is required; marketing responsibility for a clinical service line is preferred.  Teaching experience as a lab instructor or similar is required; experience as a course instructor is preferred.  Knowledge of third-party rehabilitation reimbursement is required.  Computer proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications is required; proficiency in database and presentation applications is preferred.    Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to develop cooperative and supportive relationships with colleagues are required.  APTA/PPTA membership is 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

    Search Status: Application material received by May 3, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a General Carpenter position in the department of Physical Plant.  The General Carpenter 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

    Graduate Assistant, University Bands- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Position is available August 2019. Applications accepted until position is filled.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant, University Bands.  The Graduate Assistant is directly responsible to the Director of Bands to assist in the organization of various aspects of the Division I marching band program.  

    The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree.  Intercollegiate band 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 position.

    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

  • Athletics

  • Assistant Coach, Field Hockey

    Status Search:  Application Material received by April 16, 2019 will receive primary consideration

    Saint Francis University, a NCAA Division I institution, invites applications for the full time position of Assistant Coach, Field Hockey. The Assistant Coach is responsible to the Head Coach to assist with all aspects of the program including on field coaching, practice planning, travel planning, recruiting, academic monitoring, fundraising and scheduling.

    The successful 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.  Applicant should have college coaching experience and a working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

    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 Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Support Services - Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Applications received by February 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Assistant Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Academic Services in the Athletics Department.  The Assistant Director is directly responsible to the Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator for maintaining a comprehensive compliance program and providing support services to prospective student and enrolled student-athletes


    The successful candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, 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 in a discipline that includes assessment. Proven experience in college athletics administration. Excellent oral, written, computer skills and interpersonal skills are necessary. Experience in NCAA Division I compliance 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.

    Head Coach, Women's Basketball - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by March 18, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position of Head Coach, Women’s Basketball.   The Head Coach is responsible to the Director of Athletics or designee for recruitment, program development, budget management, supervision of assistant coaches, public relations, and compliance with institutional, Northeast Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

    Saint Francis University is a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference. The 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.  Previous intercollegiate coaching experience preferred.  Ability to recruit quality student athletes required.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.

    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, Swimming/Director, Aquatics- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by March 25, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for Head Coach, Women's Swimming/Director of Aquatics.  The Head Coach//Director is responsible to the Director of Athletics or designee to coordinate all aspects of a Division I swimming program.  The Head Coach/Director is also responsible for the coordination of all aspects of a total aquatics program to include programs for students, faculty, staff and the community. 

    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 swimming and coaching experience preferred.  Current certifications as appropriate for the position. 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

    Head Equipment Manager- Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Applications received by February 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Head Equipment Manager in the Department of Athletics.  The Head Equipment Manager is responsible to the Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA to manage all aspects of the equipment room for Division I intercollegiate athletic programs including, but limited to, equipment inventory, distribution, and receiving.


    The successful candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, 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. AEMA Certifications preferred. Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills are necessary.  


    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.

    Graduate Assistant- Women's Bowling

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the following Graduate Assistant position in the Athletic Department:

    GA- Assistant Coach, Women’s Bowling

    Search Status:Application material received by March 23, 2018 will receive primary consideration.


    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. Intercollegiate competitive or coaching experience required.  Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are essential.  Division I experience preferred.  

    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 at http://www.francis.edu/employment 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 

  • Faculty 

  • Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 1, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Shields School of Business starting Fall of 2019.  This position teaches undergraduate courses in a traditional day school program requiring classroom instruction, as well as online teaching.  

    Minimum requirements are a master’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, or closely related field, with a strong preference for two to five years of successful employment in criminal justice or related area.  Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology or closely related area is preferred and required for tenure.  There is a clear expectation that a doctoral degree is either in hand or will be completed.  A record of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and service is expected. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others is a must.  Willingness to serve on Shields School of Business and University Committees is required. 

    To apply, please fill out an online application and submit: (i) a cover letter, (ii) C.V., (iii) statement of teaching philosophy, (iv) statement of research interests/professional development plans, (v) unofficial transcripts, and (vi) names and contact information for three professional references 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.

    Physical Therapy, Assistant Professor - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 19, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    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.  This position includes teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities with primary teaching opportunities available in anatomy and neurologic or musculoskeletal content.

    The successful candidate will engage in research, which may be through the Human Performance Laboratory or Center for Rehabilitation in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.  Faculty participates in service to the university, student advisement, and is encouraged to be involved in community outreach activities.  Faculty clinical practice opportunities are available through the on-campus Center for Rehabilitation.

    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, with 3-5 years of clinical experience.  Preferred qualifications include: a physical therapist with a terminal doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, or equivalent) or who is completing a doctoral degree; prior university level teaching experience; active APTA membership: and expertise in anatomy and a clinical certified specialist in neurology or orthopedics.  

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

    For more information related to this position, please contact Dr. Peg Calvert, Chair of the Search Committee.  She may be reached at pcalvert@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


    Psychology, Visiting Assistant Professor- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by May 10, 2019 will receive primary consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

    Saint Francis University is a liberal arts institution with over 23 Division I athletic teams, university bands, cheerleading and dance team.  The psychology department invites applications for a 1-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor level.  This  position is open to applicants who specialize in one of the following areas: Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Counseling psychology.  Successful applicants will begin fall 2019. Primary teaching responsibilities could include a combination of the following undergraduate courses: Social psychology, Personality, Abnormal  psychology, Clinical and Counseling psychology,  or Introductory psychology.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach 12 credits per semester (fall and spring), with the exact courses determined on areas of expertise. 

    Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, use of active pedagogies, multicultural education, and departmental and university governance.   Interest in involving undergraduate psychology majors in community-based research or internship supervision is preferred. The Saint Francis University Psychology department has a strong track record in mentoring students for entry into graduate programs and for immediate post-graduate employment.  SFU Psychology faculty members also have the opportunity to participate in various other curricular and co-curricular programs, including an interdisciplinary Social Responsibility Minor, interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor, interdisciplinary Rural Cancer Survivorship Research Center, DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness, and the SFU general education program.

    Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology or a Psy.D. (qualified ABD’s will be considered). 

    To apply, fill out an online application and submit a (i) letter of application, (ii) C.V., (iii) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, (iv) a brief statement of research interest (v) unofficial transcripts  and (vi) three current 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.