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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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  • Administrative/Staff 

  • Administrative Assistant/Coordinator of Physical Therapy Graduate Admissions - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by March 23, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a 12-month full time Administrative Assistant/Coordinator of Graduate Admission position in the Physical Therapy Department in the School of Health Sciences & Education.  The Administrative Assistant/Coordinator of Graduate Admission is responsible to Chair of the Physical Therapy Department to provide administrative support to faculty and students.

    High School diploma required.  Associates Degree or higher preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of administrative experience in higher education.  Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, program coordination, and marketing skills; demonstrated ability to develop cooperative and supportive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.  Ability to problem-solve and assume responsibility for assigned tasks with minimal supervision.  Knowledge, management and creation of word-processing, databases, spreadsheets, and web page authoring required.  Experience with commercial software packages (i.e. student management software)preferred.

    Apply on line, then send resume and names and addresses and numbers of three references to: positions@francis.edu

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

    Admissions Counselor- 2 Positions- Accepting Applications

    Search Status:  Application material received by January 18, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for two full time Admissions Counselors.  The Admissions Counselor is responsible to the Director of Admissions for representing the University at on and off campus functions and assisting in all office activities related to the enrollment of new students.

    A bachelor’s degree or educational attainment plan leading to a bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree preferred.  Candidate must have strong oral and written communications skills, ability to work both independently and as a part of a team. Must have the ability and desire to work closely with prospective Saint Francis University students and their families. Basic computer skills with a fluency with Microsoft  and Google Suites. Extensive Travel and Weekends, and valid driver’s license are required.  Experience working with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; 6-12 months experience working in recruitment, student services, public relations, marketing, education or related field preferred.    A working knowledge of the Jenzabar CX Administrative system or other database and Constituent Relationship Management Module preferred.

    Apply on line , then submit 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

    Director of Risk Management - Reviewing applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application material received by February 28, 2019 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Director of Risk Management  directly responsible to the Vice President for Finance and Administration for the planning, organization, direction, operation and daily supervision of the Risk Management and the University Police Departments. Responsible for creating an environment of risk awareness and promote risk reduction for Saint Francis University.  He/she is also responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting environmental compliance with federal, state and local agencies as related to environmental health and safety. The Director strives to provide the best possible service, safety, and protection of persons and property at Saint Francis University, accomplished through a working partnership between the department and the members of the SFU community.  Maintains excellent relationships with state and local fire and safety professionals.


    Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field.   At least three to five years’ experience in risk management, EH&S, insurance including worker’s compensation and general liability.  Preferred experience with law enforcement and/or public safety in an academic or governmental environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent administrative and organizational skills; and a valid driver’s license.   Ability to understand, interpret and implement all aspects of local, state and federal regulations including but not limited to OSHA and EPA.  Discretion and reliability in sensitive and confidential matters are vital.  Must be committed to and promote the University’s Mission and Franciscan values.  


    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



    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

    Director, Rehabilitation - Accepting Applications/Reviewing Application

    Search Status: Application material received before December 17, 2018 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the position of Director, Rehabilitation for the Faculty-Student practice in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness at Saint Francis University.  The Director is responsible to the Director of DiSepio to organize and deliver rehabilitation services, responding to the needs of the patients referred from the University and broader communities.  Work collaboratively with the faculty and service directors e.g. Athletic Training, Student Health Center personnel, etc to assure the appropriate delivery of rehabilitation services. Works collaboratively with the Physical Therapy Department’s Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education to provide clinical instruction to student physical therapists. Works collaboratively with the director of residency and fellowship programs to provide didactic and clinical instruction and assessment. Also may perform academic instruction in the Department of Physical Therapy Program up to .4 FTE.

    An DPT degree and PA licensure as a physical therapist are required.  A certificate of authorization to practice Physical Therapy without a referral in PA is required. Three years of clinical experience is required; five to 10 years of clinical experience is preferred.  ABPTS specialty in sports (SCS) or orthopedics (OCS) is required; certification as an athletic trainer (ATC) or an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT) or a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) or similar from a recognized professional certifying organization is preferred.  Experience as a clinic manager is required; one year’s experience as an administrative manager is preferred.  Experience delivering clinical inservices is required; experience as a clinical instructor (CI) is preferred.  Experience promoting clinical services is required; marketing responsibility for a clinical service line is preferred.  Teaching experience as a lab instructor or similar is required; experience as a course instructor is preferred.  Knowledge of third-party rehabilitation reimbursement is required.  Computer proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications is required; proficiency in database and presentation applications is preferred.    Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to develop cooperative and supportive relationships with colleagues are required.  APTA/PPTA membership is required.  

    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


    Executive Assistant, Enrollment Management - Accepting Applications

    Status: Application material received by March 1, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for the full time position of Executive Assistant in the Division of Enrollment Management.  The Executive Assistant is directly responsible to the Vice President of Enrollment Management to meet the demands of the division by performing a variety of professional and confidential administrative functions as well as ensuring the work flow of Division projects.

    Associates degree in related field with 3-6 years of experience working as an office manager, advanced level administrative assistant, or executive assistant reporting directly  to senior management required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Strong organizational, communication, and office management skills are necessary. Impeccable editing and writing skills with attention to detail and a proven track record of excellent relationships with managers, front-line staff, students, and parents.  Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, consistently prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suites required.

    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

    Legislative Research Assistant/Analyst- Reviewing Applications/Interviewing

    Search Status: Application Material received by March 1, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulations (CSOR), an academic research center within the Shields School of Business at Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time position as a Legislative Research Assistant/Analyst.  The Legislative Research Assistant/Analyst is responsible to the Director and Assistant Director of CSOR to assist with the construction and maintenance of a research database on occupational licensing state laws, statues, administrative rules and regulations.

    Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Pre-Law, History, Sociology, Human Resource Management, or Social Sciences related field or equivalent experience in a law office with an emphasis on legislative work required.  Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, History, or Social Science Field preferred. Excellent written, oral, and research skills required.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite products required. Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment with attention to details preferred.  Ability to work independently or with a team and able to travel at least one week a month.    Experience conducting legislative or academic scholarly research 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

  • Athletics

  • Assistant Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Support Services - Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Applications received by February 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Assistant Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Academic Services in the Athletics Department.  The Assistant Director is directly responsible to the Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator for maintaining a comprehensive compliance program and providing support services to prospective student and enrolled student-athletes


    The successful candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, and the NCAA.  In addition, the candidate must understand and actively support the mission of the Department of Athletics and Saint Francis University.


    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in a discipline that includes assessment. Proven experience in college athletics administration. Excellent oral, written, computer skills and interpersonal skills are necessary. Experience in NCAA Division I compliance required.  


    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.

    Head Coach, Women's Basketball - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by March 18, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position of Head Coach, Women’s Basketball.   The Head Coach is responsible to the Director of Athletics or designee for recruitment, program development, budget management, supervision of assistant coaches, public relations, and compliance with institutional, Northeast Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

    Saint Francis University is a member of the NCAA Division I competing in the Northeast Conference. The 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.  Previous intercollegiate coaching experience preferred.  Ability to recruit quality student athletes required.  Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills are essential.

    Apply online, then submit a 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 encourage applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
    AA/EOE

    Head Coach, Swimming/Director, Aquatics- Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by March 25, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University, a Division I member of the Northeast Conference invites applications for Head Coach, Women's Swimming/Director of Aquatics.  The Head Coach//Director is responsible to the Director of Athletics or designee to coordinate all aspects of a Division I swimming program.  The Head Coach/Director is also responsible for the coordination of all aspects of a total aquatics program to include programs for students, faculty, staff and the community. 

    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. 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

    Head Equipment Manager- Reviewing Applications

    Search Status: Applications received by February 15, 2019 will receive primary consideration.


    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full time 12-month Head Equipment Manager in the Department of Athletics.  The Head Equipment Manager is responsible to the Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA to manage all aspects of the equipment room for Division I intercollegiate athletic programs including, but limited to, equipment inventory, distribution, and receiving.


    The successful candidate must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of Saint Francis University, the Northeast Conference, 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. AEMA Certifications preferred. Excellent computer, organization, and communication skills are necessary.  


    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.

    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 

  • Criminal Justice, Assistant Professor - Accepting Applications

    Search Status: Application material received by April 1, 2019 will receive primary consideration.

    Saint Francis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Shields School of Business starting Fall of 2019.  This position teaches undergraduate courses in a traditional day school program requiring classroom instruction, as well as online teaching.  

    Minimum requirements are a master’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, or closely related field, with a strong preference for two to five years of successful employment in criminal justice or related area.  Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology or closely related area is preferred and required for tenure.  There is a clear expectation that a doctoral degree is either in hand or will be completed.  A record of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and service is expected. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others is a must.  Willingness to serve on Shields School of Business and University Committees is required. 

    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.

    Environmental Engineering, Assistant Professor - Interviewing

    Search Status: Review of applications will begin February 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

    The Environmental Engineering program at Saint Francis University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 2019. Candidates must possess an earned doctoral degree at the time of appointment in environmental engineering or a closely related engineering field. Industrial experience and professional licensure will be viewed favorably.

    The successful candidate will articulate a compelling vision for engaging undergraduate students in experiential-learning both in classroom settings and in professionally oriented  extracurricular pursuits. Demonstrated potential to incorporate real-world projects into environmental engineering courses is a must, as is the ability to draw undergraduates into professional development activities such as research, consulting, and engineering service. The ability to lead SFU’s extramurally funded Center for Watershed Research and Service represents one way to satisfy these requirements and applicants will be expected to address potential involvement in the Center within their application materials.

    Applicants from all sub-disciplines within environmental engineering will be considered but, given the geographic setting of the institution, candidates with expertise in ecologically engineered systems such as stream/watershed restoration, non-point source runoff control, abandoned mine reclamation,  etc. are especially encouraged to apply.

    Saint Francis University is a small Catholic liberal-arts institution situated in Loretto, PA. More information about the institution can be found at www.francis.edu. Questions about the environmental engineering program can be directed to Professor Joel Bandstra, jbandstra@francis.edu.

    To apply, fill out an online application and submit: (i) cover letter, (ii) C.V., (iii) two page statement of teaching philosophy, (iv) two page statement of research interests/professional development plans, (v) unofficial transcripts, and (vi) names and contact information for three professional referees 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.

    Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering, Asst/Assoc. Professor - Interviewing

    Search Status: Review of applications will begin January 28, 2019 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 starting 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 in our General Engineering program and ABET accredited Environmental Engineering program.

    A doctorate in Petroleum Engineering or related area is preferred, but ABD or MS in Petroleum Engineering with significant industrial experience will also be considered. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and leadership skills and demonstrate the ability to excel in teaching a variety of undergraduate courses, develop productive research or consulting projects, and engage in department/university/community service. Preferred qualifications include: teaching in capstone design course or industry experience, skilled working knowledge of professional reservoir modeling/simulation software packages, background/experience in drilling engineering and/or production engineering.  The ability to help the program build industrial partnerships is 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

    Questions about the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program can be directed to program Chair, Dr. John Harris.

    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.