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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.

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  • Assistant Professor, Cancer Care Program

    Saint Francis University announces an opening for an Exercise Oncology faculty member for the new MS Degree in Cancer Care program as part of the newly established Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship (CRCS). The CRCS proposes a three pillar approach to addressing the unique needs of the Rural Cancer Population: Education, Clinical and Research. This faculty position would allow the individual to educate professionals, work closely with the Center for Rehabilitation and with clients in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness, and conduct research. The specific research area is open, but one focused on exercise oncology and biomarkers is initially preferred, with an expectation of obtaining Extramural Funding. 

    We seek an individual with a PhD in Exercise Physiology, or a closely related field with expertise in Exercise and Cancer as demonstrated by formal graduate training experiences.  Post-doctoral training experience, professional experience, program of research, publication record and/or ACSM CET certification is preferred.  While ACSM certification is not required to accept the position, the candidate must obtain ACSM CET certification within the first 6 months of appointment.  The faculty member is expected to teach courses in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Exercise Testing and Prescription focused on training MS-level exercise cancer professionals.  The ideal candidate would have ability to teach related courses in one or more of the following areas: Cancer Biology, Epidemiology, Nutrition, Clinical Research Methods, and Statistics.

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

    Primary consideration will be given to applications received before September 30th, 2016. The position is open until filled.

    For more information, related to this position, please contact Dr. Stephen LoRusso, Chair of the Search Committee.   

    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, School of Sciences Dean's Office- PT

    Search Status: Application material received before September 5, 2016 will receive primary consideration.  Internal candidates at this time only.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a 12-month part time position as Administrative Assistant, School of Sciences Dean’s Office. The School of Sciences Administrative Assistant reports to the Dean of the School of Sciences and performs a variety of secretarial and administrative support services for the Dean and the School of Sciences.

    A high school or college graduate with training and experience at an executive level: i.e. office, budget, and personnel management.  Years of experience may be substituted for education.  Must have previous secretarial/administrative experience of at least five years.  Proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and graphic presentations, as well as data entry and report generation skills on network-based systems.  Proficient secretarial skills, organizational skills, interpersonal relation skills, and communication abilities.  Ability to operate standard office equipment. Knowledge of FERPA and APA is 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


    Wellness and Prevention Specialist- PT

    Search Status: Applications received by September 16, 2016 will receive primary consideration.  Open until filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a 9-month Wellness and Preventions Specialist (PT). The Wellness and Prevention Specialist provides direct leadership, development and implementation of initiatives for alcohol and other drug education, prevention and intervention.  Organizes and leads programming efforts on campus, including active programs for students to attend, as well as passive programming to promote alcohol and drug education and awareness.  The Wellness and Prevention Specialist will assist the Division of Student Development in its programming efforts in the following areas: Bystander Intervention, Harm Reduction, Sexual Assault Prevention, Anxiety, Stress Management, and Dating Violence Prevention, as well as general adjustment to college life. Assist the Associate Dean of Students with the development of strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based health promotion strategies, programs and service relating to alcohol and drug prevention.  Collaborates with key stakeholders and assist in the developing partnerships throughout the university and community to attain goal objectives.   

    A Bachelor’s Degree in health education, health promotion, counseling or a closely related field such as psychology, biology, sociology, and education or physical education or health education experience is required. Progress toward a Master’s Degree in Health Education, Public Health, Counseling or Higher Education is preferred. Education and experience should be related to position responsibilities.  Candidate should have experience developing and facilitating Alcohol and other drug prevention initiatives/programs.  Have experience working with a diversity of college student populations.  A working knowledge of health promotion theories, evidence based best practices, outcome evaluation, and statistical analysis.  Have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with experience in program advertisement.  Candidate should also have a collaborative work style with self-directed initiative and presentation skills. Employee needs considerable energy, flexibility and imagination.

    To apply, complete an application , then email letter of application,  C.V. and a list 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, Chemistry

    Search Status: Application materials received by September 16, 2016 will receive primary consideration.

    The Chemistry Department at Saint Francis University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position beginning August 2017.  Applicants in the area of nanotechnology are preferred.  Teaching responsibilities include course work and laboratories in the areas of general chemistry and allied health chemistry.  Opportunities to teach in the field of the candidate will also be available.

    The successful candidate must have a Ph.D in chemistry or a closely related field, post-doctoral research experience (preferred), and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in chemical education in the classroom and in the research laboratory.  

    Apply on line, then submit letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu.

    Review of applications will begin mid-September with phone and on-campus interviews planned for October through November.  If you have questions feel free to contact Dr. Balazs Hargittai (bhargittai@francis.edu). Saint Francis University is a liberal arts college, located in Loretto, PA about a 30-minute drive from Altoona, PA and Johnstown, PA.

    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 Women's Golf Coach/Assistant Pro

    Search Status: Application material received by August 31, 2016 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Head Women’s Golf Coach/Assistant Golf Professional.  The Head Women’s Golf Coach and Assistant Golf Professional is directly responsible to the Director of Athletics to organize and direct a Division I golf program and assist in the management of Immergrun Golf course.

    Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred.  Intercollegiate golf playing, coaching experience, golf teaching, merchandising, marketing, and course operation management experience preferred.

    Complete an online application, then submit a letter of application, resume and name, 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-Retail PT

    Search Status: Accepting Applications

    Saint Francis University Dining Services is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Positions are 9 month, with summers and major holidays off. All positions are part-time for retail food operations as well as our cafe. Shifts will vary and include some evening and weekend work.  Barista or retail food operations a plus.

    Interested persons should apply online, 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 122 Raymond Hall from 8:30am to 4:00pm. AA/EOE.

    Custodial Worker I

    Saint Francis University seeks to fill a full time Custodial Worker I position.  Directly responsible to the Manager of Custodial Services or the Custodial Supervisor to perform a variety of housekeeping duties and 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 three months of related custodial experience required.  

    Some evenings and weekends 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



    Chemistry Department Adjuncts

    Deadline: Applications received by July 25, 2016 will receive primary consideration

    The Chemistry Department at Saint Francis University seeks adjunct Instructors to teach undergraduates in the following areas: General Chemistry Lab and Allied Health Chemistry Lab.

    Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry required; Master’s in Chemistry preferred. Prior teaching experience preferred.

    Apply online, 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

    Physician Assistant Clinical Coordinator

    Search Status: Application material received by September 1, 2016 will receive primary consideration

    Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania seeks a full-time faculty member to serve as one of three Clinical Coordinators within its Department of Physician Assistant Sciences.  This is a 12-month faculty position.  The position may be non-tenured or tenured track depending on the qualifications of the candidate. 

    Primary responsibilities include recruiting, developing and maintaining clinical placements for clinical year students.  The Department maintains clinical placements for students in over one hundred different sites located throughout the state of Pennsylvania and in other locations across the country.  Additional duties include, but are not limited to student advising, clinical year student evaluation, remediation, participation in admission activities and accreditation maintenance. Teaching opportunities in areas of expertise exist.  Opportunity for release time for continued part-time clinical work is also available and encouraged.

    The Department is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent verbal abilities and an interest in working as a team member to achieve the Department’s goals and objectives. The successful applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare system and excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with various members of the medical community.  A minimum of a Master’s degree, preferably with at least three years of clinical experience, is recommended for PA faculty.  Physician Assistants should be currently NCCPA certified. Physicians preferably should have experience in primary care setting and be currently licensed as an allopathic or osteopathic physician. Experience as a preceptor preferred. Candidates must be willing to travel.

    Apply online, 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


    Post Doctoral Fellowship

    Search Status: Screening begins August 29, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  The position is to start January 2017.

    A full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in support of the Center for Watershed Research & Service (CWRS) and Environmental Engineering programs at Saint Francis University. The position will entail:
    • Research in support of faculty and mission of CWRS (http://francis.edu/center-for-watershed-research-and-service/). Existing research programs are interdisciplinary and include:
    o Water quality impacts and protection in Appalachia and Highland Bolivia
    o Co-treatment of municipal wastewater and acid mine drainage
    o Microbial fuel cells and related technologies
    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 the skill set of the successful applicant.  They will be overseen and closely mentored by Drs. William Strosnider 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 3-5 hours west of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

    CWRS was founded in 2012 with funding from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. It’s 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 letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research/consulting/service plans, official transcripts, and a list 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.

    Nursing, Faculty

    Search Status: Open until filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position to teach in the University's Department of Nursing MSN Program. Full time faculty responsibilities include teaching responsibilities as assigned,coordinates academic, regulatory and clinical requirements,prepares and maintains self-study and accreditation, submits initial proposal and reports for CCNE and PA State Board of Nursing, and working knowledge of admissions for the coordination of all incoming student applications.

    Requirements include a master's and doctorate degree in nursing from an accredited institution, or ability to to obtain a doctoral degree within 3 years of employment, Certification as FNP, 3 years nursing teaching experience in a MSN/FNP program; unencumbered RN license in PA or eligible to obtain license in PA. Applicant must also have experience in supervision of program evaluation,curriculum, accreditation maintenance, simulation lab coordination;implementation of standardized testing, and website maintenance. Applicant must have knowledge in progression standards in relation to program progression and admission of students (traditional and transfer). This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Faculty rank contingent upon qualifications and teaching experience.

    Qualified candidates should complete an online 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.

    Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

    Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania invites applications for a newly created, full-time, 10 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. Depending on the applicant's area of expertise,teaching may include, but is not limited to, oncology, wound care,amputee/prosthetics, geriatrics, or foundational sciences.

    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 will participate in service to the university, student advisement, and are encouraged to be involved in community outreach activities. Faculty clinical practice opportunities are available through the on-campus Center for Rehabilitation.

    The successful candidate should hold a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. The candidate should hold, or be eligible 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; 4 years of prior full-time teaching experience at the assistant professor rank; and active APTA membership.

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

    Primary consideration will be given to applications received before February 28, 2016. The position is open until filled.

    For more information related to this position, please contact Ms. 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

    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 Fall Session 2 starting October 21 and Spring Session 1 starting January 11 with the possibility of continuing in the spring and summer. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks before start of sessions.  

    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 online, 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 2016-2017 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, Lead cooks, Dishwashers, servers, and drivers.

    Prep or Lead 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 online, 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 122 Raymond Hall from 8:30am to 4:00pm. AA/EOE.