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To be successful at DeSales, you need to believe that relationships with students and colleagues are personal; that knowledge is not transfer of information, but about the value of learning to contribute to society; that faith and culture are complementary. We invite you to explore our current career opportunities and culture below. Application information can be found within the individual postings. Of course, if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask.

Effective immediately and in accordance with Pennsylvania Act 153, all new faculty and staff at DeSales University whose position with the University has been determined to potentially have direct contact or routine interaction with individuals under 18 years of age must successfully complete a background check, including a Criminal History Report from the Pennsylvania State Police, a Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services and a fingerprint based criminal history submitted through the FBI as a condition of employment. Additional background checks may be required based on the specific requirements of the position.

DeSales currently has openings in the following areas:

Dean of Graduate Education

Aug 31, 2017

Date: 8/31/2017

Position: Dean of Graduate Education

Type: Full Time Exempt

Location: Graduate Education


The Dean of Graduate Education is responsible for the following degrees which are offered in the traditional classroom setting, hybrid format, and entirely online:  Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Education, Master of Science in Information Systems, and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.  The Dean is responsible for the leadership, promotion, and growth of graduate education, including long-term strategic planning, market research on trends and opportunities for new and existing graduate programs, and the establishment and attainment of student recruitment goals and targets, as well as oversight of the assessment of student learning and program effectiveness, and the administration, accreditation, and budgeting of the graduate programs.  Working with graduate healthcare program directors, the Dean is also responsible for the Healthcare Simulation Center.


• Graduate degree required, doctoral or terminal degree preferred

• Minimum 7 years’ experience in leadership roles with experience in academia and/or organizational leadership

• Knowledge & experience of higher education and/or graduate education administration

• Ability to research, establish and support new graduate programs

• Extensive experience in marketing and management of graduate-level degree programs to include advertisement, recruitment, and budgeting of existing and new programs

• Extensive experience in hybrid and online course formats

• Demonstrated knowledge in understanding the financial and budgetary impacts related to enrollments, endowments, cost/value ratios, and salaries

• Knowledge and successful experience with the assessment of student learning and program effectiveness

• Evidence of strategic planning within an academic environment with the ability to lead change

• Ability to create vision and lead thoughts, ideas, and visions into reality

• Demonstrated ability to encourage, collaborate, and support colleagues, students, and families in positive ways

• Ability to mentor others with understanding, gentleness, and empathy

• Demonstrated ability in expanding the reach and reputation of the University through personal networking, knowledge and experience

• Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, mediate, and resolve issues quickly

• Experience with the accreditation process

• Preference given to applicants with doctorates in business and healthcare

• Sensitive to issues of ethnicity, disability, and diversity

• Dedicated to the mission of a Catholic, liberal arts institution

 Applications accepted through January 1, 2018.


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Faculty Opportunities

  • Adjunct Faculty Positions in the ACCESS Program
  • Adjunct: Biology
  • Adjunct: Chemistry
  • Adjunct: Computer Science
  • Adjunct: Mathematics
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Biology Full-Time Faculty Position
  • Director of the MA in Criminal Justice Program
  • MBA Adjunct Faculty Positions

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