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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:

Provost

Apr 12, 2018

Position Title: Provost

Reports To: President

Department: Academic Affairs

Location: Dooling Hall

Position Type:   Full Time; Exempt

Schedule:   12 months

Scope:

DeSales University seeks a provost to assist in advancing the Catholic, Salesian mission of the institution through collaborative and innovative leadership, a commitment to student-centered values, and the ability to deliver quality educational experiences during an exciting era of change in the higher education landscape. The provost will join a new, forward-thinking, and energetic president and senior administrative team to effectively advance the mission of and position the University for its next era of success to promote the philosophy, goals, and academic outcomes of the University. 

Reporting directly to the president, the provost is the University’s chief academic officer. The provost will integrate the Catholic intellectual tradition into the University’s curriculum and co- and extra-curricular student learning; develop a vision for instruction and learning that addresses essential trends in higher education; and lead a process of reinvention of the provost’s office. The provost is responsible for empowering student and faculty achievement through effective leadership and management, strategic planning, policy development, and oversight of the academic enterprise.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

As the chief academic officer, the provost will:

  • Serve as chief advisor to the president on academic matters, bearing witness to DeSales’ Catholic, Salesian mission, philosophy, and learning outcomes as central to a culture of academic excellence at the University.

  • Provide the advocacy necessary for the enhancement of an excellent faculty and academic business units aligned with the University’s mission and the president’s strategic direction.

  • Collaborate with deans, faculty, staff, colleagues in finance, enrollment management, student affairs, institutional advancement, marketing, and human resources to develop and support programs that contribute to sustainable growth and high quality learning outcomes.

  • Empower and evaluate all faculty, both undergraduate and graduate, with the assistance of the division heads, within a University culture characterized by transparency, inclusiveness, and a shared passion for educating students to contribute to society.

  • Oversee the application of technology to the academic programs, including classroom pedagogy, hybrid, online, and distance learning in a manner that advances teaching and learning.

  • Coordinate the administration and application of criteria for the introduction of new and the transformation of existing academic programs, ensuring student learning outcomes meet societal and workforce needs.

  • Revise, with appropriate consultation, the Faculty Handbook for recommendation to the president and the board of trustees.

  • Oversee and coordinate, with appropriate consultation and collaboration, all accreditation matters for the various academic programs of the University.

  • Represent the University at regional, national, and international meetings, when deputed by the president.

  • Perform such other duties as assigned in the Faculty Handbook and as may be assigned by the president and the board of trustees.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

As the chief academic officer, the provost will:

  • Lead and manage the University’s academic enterprise.

  • Embrace and advance the Catholic, Salesian values and spirituality of the University with a commitment to preparing graduates to contribute to society and the common good.

  • Inspire conditions that facilitate strategic and operational effectiveness in supervising the following positions: department chairs, division heads, dean of undergraduate education, dean of graduate education, library director, registrar, and director of distance education and instructional technology.

  • Nurture and monitor faculty professional activities, by working with the division heads, in a manner that is supportive of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to DeSales’ distinctive mission and place within private, independent higher education.

  • Coordinate the evaluation of all academic programs and systems.

  • Lead change to promote, transform, and grow DeSales’ portfolio of academic programs in a manner appropriate to our undergraduate, graduate, and non-traditional target markets delivered in campus-based and online environments.

  • Foster a learning environment that is innovative, inclusive, and focused on student and faculty success.

  • Design, in collaboration with the necessary colleagues, engagement strategies for the community to grow and deepen its understanding of Salesian spirituality.

  • Develop new and creative means to attract, foster, and retain a high quality, diverse faculty and academic staff to the University’s Catholic, Salesian mission.

  • Collaborate with the necessary colleagues in reference to negotiating contracts of relevant personnel.

  • Possess exemplary interpersonal and relationship-building skills to bring constituencies together to engage collaboratively and collegially.

 Education and Experience

The successful candidate will possess:

  • An earned doctorate in a relevant field with demonstrated progress through faculty ranks, including significant experience in teaching, scholarship, and service.

  • Preferably at least 10 years of successful experience in administrative and educational leadership positions in higher education.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in strategic planning, fiscal management, budget and resource allocation, personnel supervision, program development, and faculty recognition and reward structures.

  • The ability to cultivate strategic partnerships in industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations to advance academic programs in service to local, regional, and national economies.

  • A commitment to shared governance, transparency, and an openness to listening to build trust and cooperation among faculty, administration and staff.

  • Proficiency with the assessment of student learning and program outcomes consonant with regional accreditation standards and planning for continuous improvement.

Applications accepted through May 17, 2018. The new provost will be expected to begin work at the University in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their experience as relevant to the position, the names and contact information for three to five references (references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates), and copies of educational transcripts to:

Office of Human Resources

hrrecruiting@desales.edu

Please put "Provost “in subject line.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Nominations will also be accepted. Those wishing to nominate a candidate for the position may send a letter of nomination directly to Margie Grandinetti at Margie.Grandinetti@desales.edu.

All applications and nominations will be handled with the strictest confidentiality.

 

Faculty Opportunities

  • Adjunct Faculty Positions in the ACCESS Program

    Share your experience and expertise with our highly motivated adult students. Adjunct faculty positions available to teach evenings and online in our ACCESS Program (bachelor's degree program for adult students). A Master's degree in the appropriate discipline and teaching experience using technology are required to teach in the following disciplines:

    • Economics
    • Healthcare Administration (economic and fiscal issues, strategic management and marketing, legal aspects, quality and outcomes management, ethics)
    • Marketing (principles, business to business, international)
    • Psychology (social psychology, psychobiology, human development, counseling psychology, research design and analysis)
    • Supply Chain Management

    Interested applicants please send a cover letter and C.V. to Jennifer.Vorhis@desales.edu

  • Adjunct Faculty: Digital Art

    The Department of Mathematics/Computer Science is seeking applications for an adjunct instructor to teach course(s) in Digital Art for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. 

    Responsibilities include teaching traditional day courses at the DeSales University main campus in Center Valley, PA.

    The digital art adjunct will teach about story development, creating storyboards and animatics for introductory students.

    Additional teaching opportunities may be available for candidates with knowledge of Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC) and/or Web Design (HTML5 and CSS3, WordPress or Dreamweaver CC). 

    Candidates must have at least a Master’s degree and previous teaching experience is preferred.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to:

    Sharon.Leferovich@desales.edu

    -or-

    Sharon Leferovich, Department Secretary
    Department of Mathematics/Computer Science,
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034

     

  • Adjunct: Biology

    The Department of Natural Science at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach Biology lecture and laboratory courses as needed. Courses include General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Immunology and Microbiology. M.S. in Biology is a minimum requirement. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Carylann Graham, Administrative Assistant, Department of Natural Science, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034 or to NaturalScience@desales.edu.

     

  • Adjunct: Chemistry

    The Department of Natural Science at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach Chemistry lecture and laboratory courses as needed. Courses include General Chemistry, Physiological Chemistry, or Organic Chemistry. M.S. in Chemistry or related field is a minimum requirement. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Carylann Graham, Administrative Assistant, Department of Natural Science, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034 or to NaturalScience@desales.edu.

  • Adjunct: Computer Science

    The Department of Mathematics/Computer Science at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach Computer Science courses as needed.

    Courses could be from any of the three major tracks: General, Game Programming, Digital Art. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to:

    MathCS@desales.edu 

    or mail to:

    Sharon Leferovich
    Department Secretary
    Department of Mathematics/Computer Science
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034

  • Adjunct: Mathematics

    The Department of Mathematics/Computer Science at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach service level Mathematics courses as needed.

    Courses include Finite Mathematics, Survey of Mathematics, Probability & Statistics and Precalculus. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or related field.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to:

     MathCS@desales.edu 

     

    or mail to:

    Sharon Leferovich
    Department Secretary
    Department of Mathematics/Computer Science
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034  

  • MBA Adjunct Faculty Positions

    Share your experience and expertise with our highly motivated MBA students.  MBA  classes run once a week from 6:00 – 9:30 pm on Mon-Thurs.  Adjunct faculty positions available in the following disciplines:  Accounting, Finance, Business Computing, Project Management.  Teaching slots more readily available in Pocono and Lansdale campuses as well as online. A Master’s degree in the appropriate discipline is required;  teaching experience using technology (Angel, Blackboard, etc) preferred.

    Please send resumes to: Mary Ann Falk, Associate Director, MBA Program, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pa 18034.

     

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