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    Office of Human Resources
    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.

    To apply for a position, please follow the instructions below:

  • Job Opportunities

  • Administrative/Staff 

  • Administrative Assistant, HIPS, L&L, FA- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by November 6, 2018, will receive primary consideration.  

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a 9-month full-time Administrative Assistant position during the academic year for the Departments of History and Political Science, Literature and Languages, and Fine Arts.  The Administrative Assistant will be responsible to the Chairperson of History and Political Science, the Chairperson of Literature and Languages, and the Chairperson of Fine Arts to perform a variety of secretarial and administrative support duties for the Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, and individual faculty in those areas.

    Must be a high school graduate with specialized secretarial/data processing training through either high school or post-secondary school courses and/or programs. Must have previous secretarial experience of at least five years. Proficient word processing, computer and data entry skills are mandatory.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (MS Word, Excel, and Publisher) and Google Docs, with and a willingness to learn internal computing systems, required. Proficient grammar, spelling, and proofreading skills, as well as organizational skills, interpersonal relation skills, and communications abilities, required. Web Content Management systems experience preferable.  Ability to operate standard office equipment necessary.   

    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

    Administrative Assistant, STEAM_Science Part Time

    Search Status: Application material received before November 23, 2018  will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a 12-month part time position as Administrative Assistant, School of STEAM-Sciences. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Associate Dean of the School of STEAM-Sciences and performs a variety executive level, complex, responsible, and confidential executive secretarial and administrative support duties relating to the 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. 


    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

    Campus Police Officer- Accepting Applications/Interviewing

     Search Status:  Application material received before September 14, 2018 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the vacant position of a 12-month full time Campus Police Officer within the University Police Department. Successful candidates must have and maintain a current PA driver's license; Ability to obtain a PA License to Carry a Firearm; Possess ACT 120. Knowledge in criminal investigation, report writing. The candidates must also be effective in public relations and interpersonal skills, good oral and written abilities are strongly desired. Shift work required. Successful candidates must also have the ability to pass a Background check, Physical and Drug test. 


    Anyone interested in applying may do so by going to https://www.francis.edu/employment, and submitting a letter of application, resume, along with the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu


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




    Dining Services

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

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

    Golf Course Superintendent- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received before November 30, 2018 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.  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 five 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

  • Athletics

  • Graduate Assistant- Women's Bowling

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

    GA- Assistant Coach, Women’s Bowling

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


    Saint Francis University, is a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference. The candidates must have a commitment to adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidates must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.

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

    Compensation for position is tuition remission in a Saint Francis University master's degree program, plus a stipend.  Candidates must be admitted into a master’s program at Saint Francis University in order to qualify for positions.  

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

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

  • Faculty 

  • Biology, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track-Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by October 8, 2018 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology department to begin August 2019.  This position will support our Aquarium & Zoo Science program, which offers specialized training to students who wish to secure aquarist/keeper/educator positions in professional aquaria and zoos.  A Ph.D in Biology or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment.  Past work experience in a professional aquarium or zoo setting, or a different organization emphasizing animal care, is a plus.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching and must involve undergraduates in publishable research.

    Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in animal care and animal nutrition that service the major, along with introductory biology and upper-division courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.   It is desirable that candidates have the ability to teach Marine Biology and SCUBA courses in coral reef ecology or research diver techniques ; the latter courses involve travel with students to the Caribbean.  Additional responsibilities include advising students, University service, and supervising care of departmental aquaria, including our 1500-gallon display and training aquarium. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, possess professional aquarium experience, and can maintain an active undergraduate research program at our institution.

    Interested applicants should complete an online application, then 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 October 1, 2018 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.

    Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Asst/Assoc. Professor

    Search Status: Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering to begin August 2019. The successful applicant will help shape, develop, and lead our undergraduate program in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) program at Saint Francis University started in Fall 2014. The program is currently under the ABET accreditation review. The accreditation visit took place in September 2018. Opportunities also exist to collaborate closely with faculty members in our General Engineering program and ABET accredited Environmental Engineering programs.

    A doctorate in Petroleum Engineering or related area is preferred, but ABD considered. The primary requirement for the position is an ability to excel in developing and teaching a variety of undergraduate 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 department, school, and university, and outreach to the community. Candidates with teaching or industry experience and a background in drilling engineering and/or production engineering are preferred, but candidates with other areas of expertise are also encouraged to apply. The ability to help the program build up industrial partnerships will be a plus. Great communication skills are also a plus.

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

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

    Physician Assistant, Academic Coordinator

    Search Status: Application material received by October 26, 2018 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for an Academic Coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Sciences.  The Academic Coordinator is responsible to the Chair for the curricular aspects of the didactic year.  Duties include: Responsible for the over-all coordination and design of the didactic year of the educational program. Coordination and management of the principal facility, didactic instructional faculty and per diem lecturers as it relates to their contributions to the didactic year curriculum.  Maintains liaison with the community health care providers to facilitate participation in the didactic year curriculum, as needed.  Coordinates with other University health science programs to provide students opportunities for interdisciplinary experiences and sharing of resources.

    Master’s Degree with at least three years of teaching experience preferred.  Must be a certified health care professional, preferably a currently NCCPA certified physician assistant or a board-certified and licensed physician. 

    Interested applicants should complete an online application, then 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.

    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.