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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.

    We also offer a generous employee benefits package and many opportunities for professional advancement.

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  • Director of the Science Outreach Program

    Search Status: Application Material Received before March 30, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

    The School of Sciences at Saint Francis University invites applications for the position of Director of the Science Outreach Program, a multidisciplinary endeavor spanning all the disciplines represented in the School: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences,Engineering and Mathematics. Activities coordinated by the Outreach office are jointly designed and conducted with faculty across the School of Sciences. Coordination with related departments in the Schools of Health Sciences and Arts and Letters,as well as the University's Institute for Energy, is also required in order to develop a broad basis for outreach across Saint Francis University. Current Science Outreach projects include: professional development for K-12 teachers to improve STEM teaching techniques and methodologies, rural outreach to K-12 students for Chemistry, intensive 1-2 week summer academies for high school students, etc. The Director of the Outreach Program is responsible for taking the lead on identifying sources of external funding, and drawing on faculty expertise for joint grant writing to support all activity. The Outreach office,assisted by its Program Coordinator, is tasked with managing grants, including budgeting, project logistics and report writing. The Director will also be expected to teach science courses that are part of the "scientific literacy" component of Saint Francis University's General Education Program, as well as courses for majors in the candidate's area of specialty.

    Key qualifications: science outreach experience, successful grant writing. Preferred candidates will have a technical and educational background that includes one or more disciplines represented by the School of Sciences (or interdisciplinary areas,e.g., geochemistry, agricultural engineering, biochemistry,physical geology, etc.) M.S. required. , Ph.D. preferred. The Director's position is a full-time 12-month appointment and will be funded through yearly renewable contracts, with the possibility of converting to permanent status after 2-3 years. Start date:early summer 2014. Applications will be reviewed starting March 30 and will continue until the position is filled.

    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 Coach - MW Track and Field/Cross Country

    Search Status: Application material received before May 1, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Coach - MW Track and Field/CC. The Assistant Coach is directly responsible to the Head Coach to assist during practice and competition, with the primary responsibility for coaching and recruiting all sprinting and hurdling events. Assist in conditioning and training programs and all aspects of in-season and out -of- season practice as well as individual workouts.

    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 preferred. Intercollegiate competitive or coaching experience in the sports of track and field and/or cross country is required. Specific expertise in the sprinting and hurdling events is required. Division I experience preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.

    Apply on line athttp://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.

    Applications accepted until position is filled. Applications from females, minorities,and others who can help Saint Francis University implement its diversity plan are encouraged. AA/EOE

  • Director of International Student Programs

    Search Status: Application Deadline is March 3, 2014

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Director of International Student Programs. The Director is responsible to the Provost for developing and maintaining a vibrant center for international student programs. The director is expected to seek funding for its programs, provide information and leadership to academic community, develop policy around international student programs, monitor the global international study market and market the Saint Francis University program, and act as a representative of the University to the outside community when appropriate.

    A master's degree in TESL, education, or a related field is required as well as experience in the management of an intensive English program. The director must demonstrate and understanding of and a dedication to the Franciscan goals of higher education and incorporate those goals into the international study programs. The director is expected to be an experienced educator and to have previous professional experience in international education. Good leadership skills are essential in addition to exceptional skills in organization and communication. Last, the director must be an enthusiastic supporter of and advocate for international education.

    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

  • American Sign Language- Adjunct PT

    Search Status: Position open until filled. Only completed packets will be considered.

    Saint Francis University is currently seeking applications for Adjunct Instructors to teach one or two sections of the following courses in the 2014-2015 academic year: a combined ASL I and II course, ASL III, and ASL IV.

    A master’s degree in a relevant discipline and experience teaching at the university level are required. Preference will be given to those with ASLTA certification. The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Apply on line at http://www.francis.edu/employment, then submit a letter of application, vita, sample syllabus with course outline for one of the ASL courses listed, student evaluations, 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 Marketing

    Search Status:Application material received by January 31, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

    The School of Business at Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Marketing position. This position teaches graduate and undergraduate marketing courses during the evenings and days. The capability to also teach business courses in a secondary area, such as entrepreneurship or management information systems is a plus.

    Candidates must have a record of highly effective teaching,scholarship and service and must embrace the student consultancy model used in advanced marketing courses. They must also possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others, as well as a willingness to serve on School of Business and University committees. Successful experience with distance learning and online teaching is a plus.

    A MBA or equivalent graduate degree is required along with professional experience; Ph.D or D.B.A. in Marketing or related doctoral degree is preferred.

    To apply complete an online application at www.francis.edu/employment,and then submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, three current letters of reference 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 Human ResourceManagement

    Search Status:Application material received by January 31, 2014  will receive primary consideration.

    The Graduate School of Business and Human Resource Management a tSaint Francis University invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management position. This position teaches graduate and undergraduate Human Resource Management/Labor Relations courses, plus other business courses as needed, during the evenings, days and online.

    Candidates must have a record of highly effective teaching,scholarship and service. They must also possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others, as well as a willingness to serve on School and University committees. Successful experience with distance learning initiatives, such as online modalities is essential.

    A Master's degree in Human Resource Management or Labor Relations required; Ph.D. in Human Resource Management or Labor Relations, or closely related doctoral degree preferred. SPHR credential is also preferred.

    To apply complete an online application at www.francis.edu/employment,and then submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, three current letters of reference 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 Institutional Research & Effectiveness

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the full time position of Director of Institutional Research &Effectiveness. The Director of Institutional Research &Effectiveness is responsible to the Vice-President for Strategic Initiatives for providing information about the performance and effectiveness of Saint Francis University in achieving its mission,goals, and objectives to be used in support of decision making and strategic planning. The primary responsibilities of this position include providing strategic leadership for institutional data management, coordinating institutional research activities,planning and conducting research and analyses, and assisting in developing a comprehensive institutional assessment plan. The director collaborates with senior administration, deans, and department heads to implement the responsibilities of the position.

    A Master's degree is required, doctorate preferred, from an accredited institution with a focus in management information systems, social science, higher education, public administration,or a related field that includes statistical analysis and/or research methodology. Three years experience of increasing complexity in higher education, institutional research, program evaluation, and campus planning, or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience required. Five years experience preferred. The candidate should have considerable experience in using SPSS, SAS, or other comparable statistical analysis program and research design methodologies. Evidence of independent, creative thinking and writing on research and statistical problems; ability to work with data from multiple electronic sources; knowledge of business intelligence and reporting tools such as Cognos are preferred.

    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. Application material received by 1/13/14 will be given primary consideration.

    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 February 1, 2014 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 Works or related field preferred. If ABD, it must be completed within two years of hire. 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

  • Faculty, Physical Therapy

    Search Status: Primary consideration will be given to applications received before May 15, 2014. Position is 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 also offers the successful applicant the possibility of directing student research projects, as well as opportunities to engage in an existing or new research agenda 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.

    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.

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

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

    Search Status: Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2013, 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 2014. A Ph.D. in biological sciences is required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in vertebrate zoology, though others may be considered. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and to an undergraduate research program that is viable at our small liberal arts institution. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities may include the following: the introductory biology sequence; vertebrate zoology; biochemistry; genomics or bioinformatics; upper-level courses in the candidate's area of specialty; or non-majors science courses.

    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

  • Faculty, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Petroleum & Natural Gas

    Search Status: Screening begins November 22nd and will continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering to begin August 2014. The successful applicant will shape, develop and lead our new undergraduate program in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. Opportunities exist to collaborate closely with faculty in our ABET Accredited Environmental Engineering program.

    A doctorate in Petroleum Engineering or related area is preferred, ABD considered. The primary requirement for the position is an ability to excel in developing and teaching a variety of courses for majors in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and related disciplines. The position also requires excellence in professional development in the form of research and/or consulting and a commitment to service within the university and outreach to the community.

    Saint Francis University was founded in 1847 and is the oldest Franciscan institute of higher learning in the United States. A small Catholic liberal arts university set in the Laurel Highlands of central PA, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound(kayaking, hiking, sailing, mountain-biking, fishing, etc.). The University is located in the village of Loretto, which is 1 hour East of Pittsburgh and 3-4 hours West of Washington D.C.,Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Saint Francis University is a communal workplace that strives for optimal work-life balance; work schedules can be flexible. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    For more information, visit our website at www.francis.edu.

    Complete an online application at http://francis.edu/application-for-employment/, then send your letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy that particularly addresses the unique opportunity to develop a new program, undergraduate research and/or consultancy,copies of transcripts, and three reference letters 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

  • Adjunct Faculty- English as a Second Language PT

    Search Status: Application material received before January 1, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the part time position of adjunct faculty in the English as a Second Language Program.

    A BA or BS and a certificate in TEFL/TESL OR 15 credits of coursework at Master's level (500+) in relevant areas (ESL education, TESOL, applied linguistics, language development, and multicultural education) are required. Must be a U.S.citizen. Candidate must have one year ESL/EFL teaching experience in reading, writing, listening and/or speaking OR two years ESL/EFL tutoring experience in the same areas; have excellent intercultural communication and interpersonal skills; and demonstrable knowledge of non-U.S. cultures.

    A preferred applicant will have 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; and knowledge of educational technology, specifically Blackboard.

    Responsibilities will include the following:

    • Preparing and teaching 7 week intensive, academic-prep English language courses in writing, grammar, reading, speaking, and/or listening;
    • Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises;
    • Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work;
    • 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;
    • Uploading assignments, quizzes, tests, and handouts and keeping up with the grade book on Blackboard;
    • Assisting in the orientation and placement of students in the days before and after the sessions;
    • Submitting grades to the registrar on or before their due dates;
    • 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

    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

  • Adjunct Faculty- English as a Second Language PT

    Search Status: Ongoing

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the part time position of adjunct faculty in the English as a Second Language Program.

    A BA or BS and a certificate in TEFL/TESL OR 15 credits of coursework at Master's level (500+) in relevant areas (ESL education, TESOL, applied linguistics, language development, and multicultural education) are required. Must be a U.S.citizen. Candidate must have one year ESL/EFL teaching experience in reading, writing, listening and/or speaking OR two years ESL/EFL tutoring experience in the same areas; have excellent intercultural communication and interpersonal skills; and demonstrable knowledge of non-U.S. cultures.

    A preferred applicant will have 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; and knowledge of educational technology, specifically Blackboard.

    Responsibilities will include the following:

    • Preparing and teaching 7 week intensive, academic-prep English language courses in writing, grammar, reading, speaking, and/or listening;
    • Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises;
    • Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work;
    • 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;
    • Uploading assignments, quizzes, tests, and handouts and keeping up with the grade book on Blackboard;
    • Assisting in the orientation and placement of students in the days before and after the sessions;
    • Submitting grades to the registrar on or before their due dates;
    • 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

    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

  • 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