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    Saint Francis University
    PO Box 600
    Loretto, PA 15940-0600

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

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  • Administrative/Staff 

  • Director, Center for Languages and Global Learning- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Applications received by November 30, 2019, will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the Founding Director of the university’s new Center for Languages and Global Learning. This is a 12-month administrative position that will carry a faculty appointment commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Duties will include supervising and monitoring all language programs to ensure quality and compliance according to professional, university, and HR policies and procedures; identifying, managing, and evaluating qualified full- and part-time faculty; overseeing the Center’s budget and expenses; recruiting new and current students into language programs; developing community outreach, particularly among high school students seeking language/study abroad opportunities; promoting and growing study abroad programs, particularly SFU’s campus in Ambialet, France; working with Academic Schools and Deans to enhance and evaluate course offerings and study abroad programs; collaborating with Enrollment Management and Athletics on goals related to international students;  building language programs for online delivery through Francis Worldwide; and grant writing to support the development of global languages and study abroad. 

    Qualified candidates will have a doctorate (Ph.D. or other terminal degree) in a language or related international or cultural discipline; language fluency in French, Spanish, or Italian, preferably more than one of these languages; evidence of teaching excellence and active scholarly involvement; administrative experience, especially in supervising people, managing a complex budget, and overseeing deadline driven processes; experience with international students and faculty; a willingness and ability to travel cost effectively as required.

    For full job description, please click here.

    Interested applicants should apply online, then submit a cover letter, CV, 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

    Golf Course Superintendent

    Search Status: Application material received before February 14, 2020 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a Golf Course Superintendent.  The Golf Course Superintendent (Groundskeeper) is directly responsible to the Grounds Supervisor to perform various duties relative to the maintenance and operation of Immergrun Golf Course as well as other areas accountable to the University.


    High school graduate required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Certificate in Turf Course Management required. Appropriate licensure required. Additional degrees, certificates, licenses, etc. a plus.  Participatory knowledge of the game of golf preferred.  Knowledge and experience in all phases of golf course management and turf culture.   Knowledge and experience in planting, cultivating, and pruning of ornamental plants, shrubs, trees, etc.  Ability to operate agricultural and turf maintenance equipment is necessary.  Minimum of three years of effective experience in the maintenance and operation of golf course facilities or similar facilities required. Good interpersonal skills.  Team player with ability to work well with others.  


    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

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the following Graduate Assistant positions in the Athletic Department and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning:

    GA-Small Business Development

     GA-Small Business Development Center -  The Small Business Development Center at Saint Francis University invites applications for a Graduate Assistant- Business Analyst to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners in the creation of business plans, acquisition of financial and market data, as well as any other information deemed relevant by the client.

     Bachelors degree required. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are essential.  Compensation for positions is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University master's degree program.  Candidates must be admitted into a master’s program at Saint Francis University in order to qualify for positions.  

    Questions regarding specific GA positions please contact one of the following:


    For SBDC- Director, Jeffrey Boldizar at jboldizar@francis.edu


    Application material received by January 13, 2020 will receive primary consideration.


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


    Applications accepted until positions are filled.  Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty; and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons 

    Vice President of Enrollment Management- Accepting Applications

    The Vice President for Enrollment Management provides leadership to advance the university’s mission by executing a strategic enrollment management approach to meet or exceed the university’s enrollment goals.  The Vice President for Enrollment Management reports to the President and is responsible for recruiting and financing full-time and part-time traditional and non-traditional undergraduates and graduates for all campus-based programs.  This role also ensures the Office of Marketing & Communications implements a marketing plan that supports the overall goals of the institution.

    Comprehensive knowledge of university financial aid administration and more than seven years of proven success in a competitive student recruitment environment is expected.  Top candidates will possess outstanding written, interpersonal, team-building, analytical and resource management skills. This leader will demonstrate knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues and will have experience working with marketing to develop marketing strategies that support all enrollment entities.  Experience with prospect management recruitment techniques and the sue of technology in marketing and recruitment are critical attributes of this role. This innovative and visionary leader will demonstrate an ability to plan, strategize and formulate policy with a talent for assessing operations and budgeting effectively and efficiently. Experience with Jenzabar Recruitment Manager (JRM)/Salesforce is important.  A master’s degree in a relevant field is required.

    Click here to view the full job description.

    Interested applicants should apply on line,  then submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu.

    Application material received by March 9, 2020  will receive 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

  • Athletics

  • Assistant Coach, Women's Swimming - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before October 25, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for Assistant Coach, Women’s Swimming. The Assistant Coach is responsible to the Head Coach to assist with the coordination of all aspects of a Division I Swimming program.  The successful candidate will assist the head coach in all aspects of the swimming and aquatic programs.  

    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. 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

    Assistant Director, Athletics Communications- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by December 20, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for Assistant Director of Athletics Communications. The Assistant Director is responsible to the Director of Athletics Communications with assisting with publicizing the 23-sport Division I intercollegiate athletics program and all aspects of the Saint Francis Athletics Program.

    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. Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills are necessary.  At least two years of experience in sports information/athletics communications professional level, required.  Experience with desktop publishing (InDesign), graphics software (Photoshop, Illustrator), video editing (Premier, IMovie) is required.  Experience with Genius or StatCrew software- particularly for football, basketball and volleyball is preferred.

    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

    Assistant Director, Student Athlete Academic Services- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by February 3, 2020  will receive primary consideration.  

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for the full time position of Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services.  The Assistant Director is responsible to the Associate Director of Athletics for Student Athlete and Leadership Development to assist in the coordination of all aspects of the academic support program and life skill programming.

    Must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the NEC, and the NCAA.

    Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Excellent communication, organization and management skills are necessary.  Related experience, preferably at the NCAA Division I University or professional level required.

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

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

  • Faculty 

  • Assistant Research Professor- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application Material received by December 23, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time Assistant Research Professor in Business Analytics for the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) and Shields School of Business.  The Assistant Research Professor will teach a 2/2 course load and will work with the Associate Dean of Business to support the business analytics major.  The Assistant Professor would also be a contributor to the work of CSOR and be expected to produce both peer-reviewed academic and policy research on occupational regulation and its effects.  The candidate will be expected to have a 50/50 split between CSOR and supporting the business analytics major.

    Candidate must possess a PhD in Economics with an ability/interest in teaching business analytics classes.  Demonstrated interest/expertise in occupational licensing or aptitude to move in that direction.  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing and communication skills.  Must be a detail-oriented multi-tasker with time management skills.   Excellent teaching and programming ability (R, Python, etc.) Preferred fields of knowledge: microeconomics, labor economics, open field.

    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

    Biology, Assistant Professor- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

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

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in the Biology Department beginning August 2020.  This position is intended to serve as Pre-Medicine coordinator for the Biology Department, and would be tasked with helping the University’s Pre-Med programs take a step forward in terms of opportunities for students, student outcomes, and enrollment.  Primary teaching responsibilities would include Comparative Anatomy and Human Anatomy & Physiology, but may also include courses in introductory biology, non-majors biology, and the candidate’s area of expertise. We have particular interest in candidates with research interests involving developmental biology, cell biology, and/or functional morphology.  Candidate is expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. Ability to contribute to the interdisciplinary neuroscience minor would be a plus.

    A Ph.D in Biology or related discipline, or an M.D. or D.O. (or equivalent medical degree), is required at time the position starts (ABD applicants will be considered).  Candidate is expected to demonstrate an aptitude for teaching.  Experience as a primary course instructor in college setting is strongly desired. Additional responsibilities will include advising students and University service.

    To apply: Complete an application, then email letter of application,  C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research plan, official transcripts, and a list of three references to:  positions@francis.edu.

    Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 with phone and on-campus interviews planned for October through December.

    Saint Francis University is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan College in the United States. We are a regional university with a robust commitment to the Liberal Arts and Health Sciences.  The University enrolls 2,300 students, of which 1,700 are undergraduates.  The Biology department includes 12 full-time faculty and 110 majors.  The department is housed in a 73,000 sq. ft. science center with dedicated research and cell culture facilities.  Approximately 40% of biology majors are pre-medicine, and SFU has additional pre-medicine programs in biochemistry, chemistry, exercise physiology, psychology, and public health.  In addition to servicing its own students, the biology department also provides support for the University’s health science programs.

    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

    Biology, Instructor- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application materials received by November 6th 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Instructor level in the Biology department to begin August 2020.   The primary responsibility will be to teach Biol214L Clinical Microbiology laboratory and Biol111 Introductory Biology laboratory.  As such, this position will have primary responsibilities to teach, develop curricula, and maintain the labs with coordination with relevant department faculty.   Other teaching duties will depend on the background of the applicant and may include Introductory Biology lecture, Human Anatomy & Physiology lecture and lab, and/or a non-major Biology course.

    An M.S. in Biology or a closely related field is required.   Candidates must demonstrate aptitude and interest in undergraduate science instruction, along with strong communication and organization skills.  Two+ years of experience as Instructor of record is preferred.  Success in this position is candidacy for promotion to the Assistant Professor level.   Involvement in research is not required, but candidates are welcome to pursue undergraduate research and scholarship opportunities.

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

    Review of applications will begin November 6th and continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University is a regional university with a robust commitment to the biological sciences, liberal arts and health sciences.  The University enrolls 2,300 students, of which 1,700 are undergraduates.  The Biology department includes 12 full-time faculty and 110 majors.  The department is housed in a 73,000 sq. ft. science center with dedicated research facilities.  In addition to servicing its Biology majors, the Biology department also provides support for the University’s health science programs.

    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.

    Dean, STEAM- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Applications received by November 22, 2019, will receive primary consideration. 

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the 12-month full time position of Dean in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).  The Dean reports to to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and is responsible for the management and administration of the School of STEAM, including working with highly committed faculty and staff to foster and build an inspiring vision for the School, encouraging external grants and gifts to the School of STEAM, leading and supporting major School of STEAM partnerships, and designing innovative programs and curriculum delivery methods.  The Dean is also responsible for planning and budgeting, hiring of faculty and staff, management of internal and external communication, and encouraging and coordinating STEAM faculty involvement in recruiting. 

    Candidate should possess a doctoral degree, or at minimum, a terminal degree in a discipline included in the School of STEAM, and have at least 8 years of relevant experience in administration, teaching, and design of educational programs.  The ideal candidate has a passion for leading innovation and integration of the arts and sciences, supporting effective and integrative design of curricula, development of faculty and programs, and demonstrated experience in leading this integrated vision and strategy.  The ideal candidate has teaching, scholarship, and administrative experience in higher education, and demonstrated experience in fostering and developing the related Liberal Arts Core across programs of arts, sciences, health sciences, and/or business.  The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to promoting and implementing the mission, vision, and spirit of the University as a Franciscan Catholic institution of higher education.

    For full job description, please click here.

    Interested applicants should apply online, then submit a cover letter, CV, 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- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before December 16, 2019 will receive primary consideration. 

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

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

    Qualified candidates should complete an application, and email a letter of application, resume and references to: positions@francis.edu

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