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    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.

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  •  Student Activities Coordinator

    Search Status: Application material received before March 20, 2015 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the full time position of Student Activities Coordinator in the Center for Student Engagement.The Student Activities Coordinator is directly responsible to the Director of Student Engagement to contribute to the implementation of Saint Francis University’s student life program and will advise the University’s primary student activities programming organization and coordinate all campus social and recreational activities,events, and services.

    A bachelor degree required. 1-2 years proven success in student activities and leadership development preferred. Must display potential for success within student development, campus and community relations, event management, and effective utilization of information technology, including database and spreadsheet management, online applications and software, and electronic/social media is desired. Must possess superior written/oral communication skills and display collaborative leadership. Must support the Catholic, Franciscan values and mission of the institution.

    Apply on line at http://www.francis.edu/employment,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

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Public and US History

    Search Status: Application material received before March 20, 2015 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University's Department of History and Political Science invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Public History and modern U.S. history, beginning autumn 2015. There is a possibility that this position will become a tenure-track position.

    Though the normal teaching load in the department is 4-4, this position's duties consist of teaching two courses per semester while assisting the department and university in cataloging, preparing for public use and possibly preparing some public exhibitions of a large new collection of items related to World War II that the university has acquired.The successful candidate will also assist with preparation of grant applications for the preservation of the collection.

    Ph.D. expected by time of appointment. The ideal candidate will have experience in public history and/or museum work. Expertise in military history and/or military collections would be an advantage.The successful candidate will be expected to offer the second half of the U.S. history survey (1877 to the present). In addition, the successful candidate will offer courses in his/her area of specialty, including lower and/or upper-division undergraduate courses for History majors and General Education students. The candidate may open new courses, and/or may teach courses currently on the books, such as "World War II:Origins and Aftermath," "America in the Cold War Era," "The Vietnam War. A course on Public History would be welcome.

    In addition to an ongoing research agenda, candidates should demonstrate a track record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and a commitment to student advising and service to the department/university. The candidate should demonstrate interest in and capability to administer the World War II collection in such a way as to best engage undergraduate students and the broader community.

    Dr. Denise Holladay Damico, search committee chair, may be contacted with questions or for further information about the position at ddamico@francis.edu.

    Complete an online application at http://www.francis.edu/application-for-employment, and then submit the following materials to positions@francis.edu:a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of reference, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus for the course "History 104: U.S. History, 1877 to the present," and a one-page vision statement listing possible ways in which the candidate might utilize the World War II collection to promote student learning and community outreach.

    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, Alumni Relations

    Search Status: Application Material received before February 27, 2015 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the full time 12 month position of Director, Alumni Relations in the Office of Advancement. The Director, Alumni Relations is responsible to the Vice President for Advancement for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni in the life of the University today, in particular,future alumni and G.O.L.D (graduates of the last decade)alumni. The Director, Alumni Relations is responsible for securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the following administrative offices (including, but not limited to Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Admissions, Advancement,Athletics and Career Services,) and the four academic schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni engagement that advance the mission and strategic plan of the University; and serving as liaison the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

    Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in alumni relations, external affairs, student affairs or admissions in a University setting with demonstrated accomplishment in program development and implementation and working with volunteers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the University and with alumni and other constituents required. Prior experience and familiarity with social networking applications for alumni and student engagement is a must. Strong writing, planning and organizational skills preferred. Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals. Candidate must have high professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information; ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines. Ability to travel and work evening and weekends is required. Saint Francis University Alumni preferred.

    Apply on line at http://www.francis.edu/employment,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 Trades/Carpenter

    Search Status: Application Material received before February 13, 2015 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12 month position of General Trades/Carpenter in the Physical Plant Department. The General Trades/Carpenter is directly responsible to the General Trades supervisor and performs a variety of carpentry tasks, along with their maintenance, as well as drywall installation and finishing tasks, light construction,renovation, and repair of structural components. Designs and constructs cabinets, benches, partitions, bookcases, and other installations from drawings, written and/or verbal instructions. Performs locksmith functions as assigned; and performs all masonry work on campus. Additionally, performs a variety of flooring installation functions, and asbestos abatement tasks, as well as roofing repairs and installations.

    Candidate should be a high school graduate or equivalent along with vocational/technical training in carpentry or related areas,as well as specialized training in roofing maintenance and repair through seminars or as part of vocational/technical school training. Proficient knowledge of carpentry, dry walling, masonry,carpeting and tile, and associated tools and equipment for each;cabinetmaking skills; blueprint reading as it pertains to the carpentry and roofing trades; and a knowledge of locksmithing, and stains, paints, and finish applications. Candidate must have the ability to design woodwork project from verbal or visual directions. Basic mathematical skills and good mechanical skills are also necessary. Lock smith experience preferred but not required; must be willing to be certified in asbestos removal. A minimum of three years of related experience in the carpentry trades; drywall installation, and finishing; masonry; roofing,lock-related work, and flooring installation required. Supervisory experience required.

    Apply on line at http://www.francis.edu/employment,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

  • Faculty, Social Work/Field Coordinator

    Search Status:Review of applications will start March 1,2015 and continue until position is filled.

    The CSWE accredited Social Work Department of Saint Francis University invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant professor. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching in several areas across the generalist curriculum, including but not limited to Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Introduction to Social Welfare, Introduction to Gerontology and Social Work Processes II (Macro). The successful candidate is also responsible for field coordination and liaison for the BSW Department. Field coordination responsibilities include finding and developing new field sites. The successful candidate will have a 3/3 teaching load.

    Additional responsibilities include advising of social work students, assisting in reaffirmation activities, student recruitment, serving on university and department committees and other duties as needed. A research agenda and willingness to assist students with research is expected.

    A MSW with three years post-masters practice experience required. A Doctorate or ABD in Social Work or related field preferred. Teaching experience and field coordination experience in a CSWE accredited program a preferred. The candidate should have a research agenda with a desire to work with students in research projects, skills in using educational technologies for classroom and online education, and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. A collegial attitude preferred.

    Apply on line at http://francis.edu/employment, then submit letter of application, resume, Curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, 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, Cheerleading/Marketing and Promotions Assistant/Dance Team Advisor

    Search status: Applications material received by January 30, 2015 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/Marketing and Promotions Assistant/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, assist with marketing and promotions activities, perform game management duties, and advise dance team.

    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 at http://francis.edu/employment,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 Coach, Women’s Water Polo

    Search Status: Application material received before January 23, 2015 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time, 12 month Head Coach,Women’s Water Polo position. The Head Women’s Water Polo Coach and is directly responsible to the Director of Athletics or his designee to organize and direct a Division I water polo program within the stated mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University. Saint Francis will begin competition in water polo in 2016-17.

    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 preferred.Intercollegiate water polo and coaching experience (or equivalent) preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.

    Apply on line at http://www.francis.edu/employment, 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 of Psychology

    Search Status: Application material received by January 30,2015 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2015. Primary teaching responsibilities include biopsychology, learning, sensation and perception, special topics (of applicant's choice),and introductory psychology. Resources available to the successful applicant include a rat lab, human performance laboratory, and a new canine learning course designed to train homeless dogs for subsequent placement by local humane associations.

    Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, advising undergraduate majors, and departmental and university governance. Interest in involving undergraduate psychology majors in ongoing laboratory or community-based research is essential.

    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 interdisciplinary minors in Neuroscience and Social Responsibility, a Fermentation major, campus-based service learning initiatives, and a broad general education program. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Psychology (qualified ABD's will be considered).

    Complete an online application at http://francis.edu/application-for-employment/, and then submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy to: positions@francis.edu.

    The Psychology Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 30, 2015.

    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

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    Assistant Professor, Biology

    Search Status: Applications received before December 1, 2014 will have primary consideration.

     

    The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2015. The position requires expertise in marine biology with a strong commitment to teaching and involving undergraduates in research. Teaching responsibilities will include Marine Biology and other upper-level courses in the candidate's area of specialty, as well as introductory-level biology courses.Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the college level and who demonstrate excellence in teaching.Additional responsibilities of the position include coordinating the Marine Biology concentration within the Biology Major,supervising care of departmental aquariums (including our 1500-gallon display and training aquarium), and serving as SFU representative to the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. Opportunities also exist for the candidate to teach Freshwater Aquatic Biology,Field Biology, Animal Care and Nutrition (as part of the Aquarium and Zoo Science Major), and SCUBA classes. The position requires a strong commitment to student advising and service to the university community. A PhD in Marine Biology or related field is required by the time of appointment.

    Interested applicants should complete an online application athttp://francis.edu/employmentthen submit a letter of interest, current CV, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and undergraduate research plan to: positions@francis.edu.

    Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and continue until the position 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 with disabilities. AA/EOE

     

     

     

  • Assistant Professor - Biology Department

    Search Status: Review of applications will begin Nov. 15,2014, and continue until the position is filled.

    The Department of Biology invites applications for tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2015. A Ph.D. in biological sciences is required. We seek a broadly-trained biologist with an expertise in developmental biology. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and undergraduate research. Applicants whose research area includes genomics, proteomics,or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities may include the following: introductory biology for both majors and non-majors, organismal biology,upper-level courses in the candidate's area of specialty.

    Interested applicants should complete an online application athttp://francis.edu/employment,then submit a letter of application, references (names, mailing and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and current curriculum vitae 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 of Sociology

    Search Status: Application material received by October 21, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

    The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Saint Francis University in central Pennsylvania invites applications for a full time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociology beginning fall of 2015. A strong interest in undergraduate education is essential in this position.The successful candidate will be a generalist in sociology and will teach a course in gender inequality, an introduction to criminal justice course, and will develop other course in the sociology of gender and/or stratification/inequality as well as develop a course which will be cross-listed between sociology and criminal justice The teaching load is 4-4.

    Candidate must have a Ph.D by time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate ongoing commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level is highly desired. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching, research, student advising, and university service, including participation in the general education program. In addition, the successful candidate must be willing to share department service, including, but not limited to the recruitment of new students, advising, involvement in student clubs, and other co-curricular activities.

    Interested applicants can apply by filling out an application athttp://www.francis.edu/employment.Then send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of transcripts, teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three current letters of recommendation to positions@francis.edu.

    Review of applications will begin in the fall semester and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held in early winter.

  • Faculty, Physical Therapy

    Search Status: Open until filled

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full-time,12 month faculty position in their Doctoral entry level program. Saint Francis is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual interested teaching primarily in the program's progressive curriculum in the area of their expertise. Acute care, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, and wound care are potential areas of teaching in this faculty role.

    The flexible nature of this position offers the successful applicant to be engaged in existing or new research through the Human Performance Laboratory in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. Individual scholarly endeavors may be enhanced by the potential to develop research partnerships through collaboration with the Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Underserved Areas. Faculty-led clinical practice opportunities are also available through our on-campus clinic at the Center for Rehabilitation. In addition, the successful candidate is highly encouraged to participate in service to the University through committee involvement, student advisement, and community outreach activities including the C.A.R.E. clinic, the University's student run pro-bono physical therapy clinic.

    A physical therapist with a doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DSc) or who is completing a doctoral degree is required for this faculty position. An applicant with Clinical Specialist certification in a specialty area will be given priority review. The candidate must be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania, with 5 years of teaching, clinical and/or research experience.

    The Department of Physical Therapy currently includes two academic units: physical therapy and exercise physiology. The Department continues to be innovative through partnerships within the School of Health Sciences, with other Schools on the Saint Francis campus and external partners. The Department supports the growth of clinical residency programs that the University has on campus. Currently, residency opportunities include:Sports, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics.

    Saint Francis University is a small, private, liberal arts institution in the Franciscan tradition. Founded by Franciscan Friars in 1847, Saint Francis University is the oldest Franciscan college/university in the United States. Located in rural Loretto,Pennsylvania, the University enrolls approx. 1,700 undergraduate students and 700 graduate students. By emphasizing values, skills and knowledge each program provides an understanding of Franciscan heritage, values and traditions. The mission of the Physical Therapy department is to educate competent, ethical, caring doctors of physical therapy who practice autonomously, at an entry level,in a complex healthcare environment, and who demonstrate critical thinking and an evidence-based approach.

    For more information related to this position please contact Dr. Ivan Mulligan, Chair of the Search Committee. Please contact him at imulligan@francis.edu.

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

    Applications will include a focused letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

    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

  • Adjunct Faculty- English as a Second Language PT

    Search Status: Open until filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the part time position of adjunct faculty in the Intensive English Program for Summer Session 1 starting May 18 and Summer Session 2 starting July 6 with the possibility of continuing in the fall.

    Qualifications:

    ABA or BS and a certificate in TEFL/TESL OR 15 credits of coursework at Master's level (500+) in relevant areas (education, applied linguistics, language development, and English) are required. OR

    A master’s degree and experience in education involving reading specialist certification, ESL certification, or experience working with ESL students in the classroom

    Must be a U.S. citizen

    Needs to have one year teaching experience in reading, writing, listening and/or speaking OR two years tutoring experience in the same areas

    Have excellent intercultural communication and interpersonal skills

    Demonstrable knowledge of non-U.S. cultures.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    A master's degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field

    Experience working with diverse populations, including nonnative English speakers

    Experience teaching at the university level in academic preparation ESL classes, particularly in an intensive academic preparation (or EAP) program

    International teaching experience

    Knowledge of educational technology, specifically Blackboard.

    Responsibilities will include the following:

    • Teaching 7 week intensive, academic-prep English language courses in writing, reading, speaking, and/or listening;
    • Implementing set curriculum and assessments;
    • Developing daily lesson plans;
    • Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work;
    • Implementing assignments, quizzes, tests, and handouts and keeping up with the grade book on Blackboard;
    • Submitting midterm and final grades on or before their due dates;
    • Devising, writing and producing new materials;
    • Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records;
    • Keeping students up to date about events and resources provided on campus;
    • Checking emails and responding in a timely fashion;
    • Assisting in the orientation and placement of students in the days before and after the sessions;
    • Having two office hours a week for meeting with students;
    • Spending up to 12 hours a week teaching and up to 12 hours a week preparing

    Candidates who have applied for positions in the Intensive English Program in the past must apply again. When applying, please make your availability clear.

     

    Apply on line at http://www.francis.edu/employment, 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 ofstudents, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.AA/EOE

  • Dining Services- PT

    Search Status: Accepting Applications

    Saint Francis University Dining Services is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Positions are 9 month, with summers and major holidays off. All positions are part-time for retail food operations as well as the dining hall. Shifts will vary and include some evening and weekend work. Positions include Prep cooks, Pizza cooks, Dishwashers and servers.

    Prep or pizza cooks positions require experience in the position.  Knowledge of food service activities, the ability to operate standard food service equipment, and proficient organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required.  High school graduate with training in food service operation required. Minimum of two years related experience preferred.  Also accepting high school applicants for entry level positions.


    Interested persons should apply at http://francis.edu/application-for-employment/, submit letter of application, resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references: positions@francis.edu.

    You may also apply on campus, Monday through Friday, at 102 Raymond Hall from 8:30am to 4:00pm. AA/EOE.

  • Display Cook/Prep Cooks - PT

    Application accepted until filled.

    Saint Francis University is accepting applications for part-time Display Cook and Prep Cook for the 2013-14 school year. These positions are 9-month, evening shift (noon to 8:30pm) with varied days off. Experience as a display or prep cook required.Knowledge of food service activities, the ability to operate  standard food service equipment, and proficient organizational,interpersonal and communication skills required. High school graduate with training in food service operation required. Minimum of two years related experience preferred.

    Interested persons should apply at http://www.francis.edu/application-for-employment/ or send letter application, resume, and references to: positions@francis.edu.;AA/EOE