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Employment

To be successful at DeSales, you need to believe that relationships with students and colleagues are personal; that knowledge is not the 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.

Faculty Opportunities

  • Full Time Faculty: Physical Therapy (Anatomy)

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program within the Division of Healthcare Professions at DeSales University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to lead the Anatomy component of our entry-level curriculum beginning in May 2021. 

    The ideal candidate for this position has the primary responsibility for teaching didactic and laboratory content in human gross anatomy in synergy with DPT faculty teaching the musculoskeletal/orthopaedic curriculum across the first three semesters of the program.  In collaboration with anatomy faculty from the Healthcare Division, this individual will also share the responsibility of teaching cadaver dissection to graduate DPT students in our state-of-the-art cadaver lab in the Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare.  Experience in teaching or team-teaching in the areas of evidence-based practice, research, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, or exercise physiology, along with other content areas within the candidate’s area of clinical expertise is also desired. 

    Additionally, core faculty provide service to the DPT program by mentoring graduate student research projects, on-going participation in university, division and program faculty meetings, advising graduate students, assisting with DPT Program recruitment and accreditation activities, and supervising student performance in pro bono clinic experiences. 

    The successful candidate is expected to pursue a scholarly line of inquiry in accordance with his or her content areas of teaching and clinical practice.  The DPT Program has a substantial budget to purchase research equipment to support areas of inquiry, and numerous opportunities with clinical partners within the surrounding community with whom to collaborate. 

    Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and training.  Qualifications for this position include the following:

    • Three to five years of graduate-level teaching and contemporary clinical expertise particularly in the content area of human anatomy
    • PhD, EdD, DHS or other research-based terminal academic degree in physical therapy or related field is preferred.  ABD candidates and applicants with post-professional DPT plus board certification in a physical therapy clinical specialization will also be considered
    • Prior history of published scholarship and/or commitment to develop and engage in a line of scholarly inquiry
    • Eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in Pennsylvania
    • An history of active participation in the American Physical Therapy Association and other professional leadership experiences are desired

    Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled.  Interested applicants are encouraged to submit: (1) an introductory letter of interest, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) contact information for three professional references to the Program Director, Dr. Kay Malek at kay.malek@desales.edu. For more information about the DPT program or the position, Dr. Malek may be contacted directly at (610) 282-1100 extension 1839. 

  • Full Time Faculty: Nursing

    The Division of Nursing at DeSales University invites applications for a full-time faculty, tenure track, Nursing position.  Candidates with a Ph.D. or Ed.D., with a proven track record in teaching undergraduate nursing fundamentals and physical assessment courses, and the ability to teach in MSN and DNP, will be considered.  

    Candidates should submit a cover letter indicating their interests and suitability, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial academic transcripts (official graduate transcripts would be required later). 

    Please send all application materials to Dr. Mary Elizabeth Doyle-Tadduni at maryelizabeth.tadduni@desales.edu.  Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Full Time Faculty: Catholic Theology

    DeSales University's Department of Theology & Philosophy housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology to begin August 2021.  The faculty member will be expected to teach general theology courses as part of the DeSales University general education core curriculum and upper-level courses in the major; area of specialty is open.

    The Department seeks a faculty member who is:

    • rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition,
    • enjoys teaching undergraduates, and
    • respects the Catholic, Salesian mission of the university.

    A Ph.D. is required; A.B.D. considered. College teaching experience is preferred.  Duties include teaching four courses per semester and committee work. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    This is a non-tenure position, but successful applicants can take advantage of long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure in the distant future.

    Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Ms. Maryanne Charlton, Administrative Assistant
    Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568.

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to Maryanne.Charlton@desales.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    DeSales University's Department of Theology & Philosophy housed in the Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin August 2021.  AOS: Medieval Philosophy, especially St. Thomas Aquinas; AOC: Ancient Philosophy sought.  The faculty member will be expected to teach the introductory philosophy course as part of the University's general education curriculum and a wide variety of upper-level courses in both historical and systematic philosophy.

    The Department seeks a faculty member who is:

    • rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition,
    • enjoys teaching undergraduates, and
    • respects the Catholic, Salesian mission of the university.

    A Ph.D. is required; A.B.D. considered. College teaching experience is preferred.  In addition to teaching four courses per semester, the faculty member will engage in service to the University and maintain an active program of scholarship.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    This is a non-tenure position, but successful applicants can take advantage of long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure in the distant future.

    Please send letter of application, including a brief discussion of how the applicant will support the mission and values of the university; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and photocopies of transcripts to:

    Ms. Maryanne Charlton
    Administrative Assistant
    Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568.

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to Maryanne.Charlton@desales.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of TV/Film Editing & Post-Production

    DeSales University’s Division of Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in the area of TV/Film, with a focus on editing and post-production. The position requires candidates with an MFA in film production, or a terminal degree in a directly related field. Candidates should also possess a wide skill-set and a recognized body of work as a filmmaker, and demonstrate a successful record of undergraduate teaching experience. This position is a nine-month appointment with possibility of summer employment with the DeSales Summer Video Institute.

    Responsibilities include a 4/4 teaching load, concentrated in the following areas:

    • Editing for narrative and documentary/non-fiction  (primary area)
    • Sound for film & television
    • Special Topics, including hands-on production, seminar, and/or film studies courses

    Additional Job Requirements:

    • proficiency with:  Adobe Premiere CC, DaVinci Resolve
    • experience with AVID Media Composer
    • excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • personal and professional ethics:  collaboration, respect, inclusivity

    Other Desirable Skills:

    • professional experience in narrative filmmaking and editing for non-fiction
    • proficiency with other Adobe CC software – particularly After Effects, Audition, and Illustrator
    • experience with Pro Tools, or other industry-standard sound editing software

    The position also involves academic advising of TV/Film majors and service to the university.

    The TV/Film Department is committed to helping our students produce compelling works of digital cinema with exceptional aesthetic and production values, to share meaningful stories with our community and the world. The department produces an annual juried film festival, and co-produces annually with the Dance Department a Screendance competition and film festival. There is ample opportunity for further collaboration with the Theatre and Dance departments within the Division of Performing Arts, as well as the Digital Arts program. In addition, the university supports travel to academic conferences and offers multiple international travel opportunities.

    Appointment to begin August 2021. For more information about the TV/Film Department, please go to: https://www.desales.edu/academics/academic-programs/detail/tv-film

    To apply, please submit electronically the following materials to Amy Diehl, Office Manager of the Division of Performing Arts (amy.diehl@desales.edu):

    1. Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Three Letters of Recommendation
    4. Link to an on-line Creative Reel or Portfolio
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Full Time Faculty: Anatomy & Cadaver Lab Manager

    The Division of Healthcare Professions at DeSales University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in gross anatomy and cadaver lab manager, to begin during summer 2021.

    Duties will consist of teaching gross anatomy, both lecture and lab components.  These courses may be a part of the curriculum for various programs at the university, such as the master of science in physician assistant studies, the doctor of physical therapy program, master of science in speech-language pathology, and undergraduate programs in neuroscience, biology, and nursing.  Important components of the position will be the ability to manage and coordinate a cadaveric lab, including the procurement and preparation of donors, and the possible scheduling of the lab for use by entities external to the university.  This management will also include supervision of a lab technician who assists in maintaining the lab.   

    Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and training. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and documented excellence in teaching cadaveric human anatomy. The candidate is required to have a MS in anatomy or related basic science, but a terminal degree is preferred.  The position will report to the Department Chair of Sport and Exercise Physiology in the Division of Healthcare Professions. 

    Applications will be considered immediately and accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching, statement of research, and three letters of reference, to Dr. Wayne Stuart, Division Head of Healthcare Professions at Wayne.Stuart@desales.edu.

  • Adjunct: Spanish

    The Spanish Program at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach Spanish language at all levels, Spanish-for-careers, introduction to linguistics, Interpreting/translating courses as needed.

    M.A. in Spanish is a minimum requirement. Must have near-native fluency in Spanish and English and college-level teaching experience.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sarah Nytroe, Humanities Department Chair.

    Dr. Sarah Nytroe
    Humanities Department
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034

    Or Sarah.nytroe@desales.edu

  • Adjunct: Humanities - World Cultures

    The Humanities Department at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach World Cultures courses as part of the institution’s general education core curriculum. Cultures and areas covered in the World Cultures courses include: The Hispanic World, Latin-American History & Culture, Latinos in the U.S., South Africa, Irish culture, and Native American culture.

    An M.A. in relevant fields is a minimum requirement. Must have college-level teaching experience.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sarah Nytroe, Humanities Department Chair.

    Dr. Sarah Nytroe
    Humanities Department
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034

    Or Sarah.nytroe@desales.edu

  • Adjunct: Humanities - History

    The Humanities Department at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach introductory history courses, mainly in the Western Civilization and American Civilization sequence as part of the institution’s general education core curriculum.

    An M.A. in history is a minimum requirement. Must have college-level teaching experience.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Sarah Nytroe, Humanities Department Chair.

    Dr. Sarah Nytroe
    Humanities Department
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034

    Or Sarah.nytroe@desales.edu

  • Adjunct: Education (Secondary Education Certification Program)

    The Education Department at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach Education courses in our Secondary Education Certification program.

    A M.Ed. in Education is a minimum requirement. Must have PA teacher certification in grades 7-12.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Katrin Blamey, Education Department Chair. 

    Dr. Katrin Blamey 
    Education Department 
    DeSales University 
    2755 Station Avenue 
    Center Valley, PA 18034 

    Or Katrin.Blamey@desales.edu

  • Adjunct: Education (Early Childhood Elementary Education Certification Program)

    The Education Department at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach Education courses in our Early Childhood Elementary Education Certification program. 

    A M.Ed. in Education is a minimum requirement. Must have PA teacher certification in grades PreK-4.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Katrin Blamey, Education Department Chair. 

    Dr. Katrin Blamey 
    Education Department 
    DeSales University 
    2755 Station Avenue 
    Center Valley, PA 18034 

    Or Katrin.Blamey@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 NaturalScience@desales.edu.

    Or

    Ms. Carylann Graham
    Administrative Assistant, Department of Natural Science
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034

  • Adjunct: Biology – Anatomy and Physiology

    The Department of Natural Science at DeSales University is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach Anatomy and Physiology lecture and laboratory in the ACCESS Program for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. The “hybrid” course will feature online lectures and in-person laboratories taught at our Center Valley campus. Teaching experience using technology is preferred. M.S. in Biology is a minimum requirement.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to: NaturalScience@desales.edu

    Or

    Ms. Carylann Graham
    Administrative Assistant
    Department of Natural 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 NaturalScience@desales.edu.

    Or

    Ms. Carylann Graham
    Administrative Assistant, Department of Natural Science
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034

  • Adjunct: ACCESS (Adult Studies)

    Adjunct:  ACCESS (Adult Studies)

    Adjunct faculty sought for the following disciplines: Accounting, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, Homeland Security, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management.  Teaching formats are Online and On-campus/hybrid courses. A Master's degree in the appropriate discipline is required; teaching experience using technology (Blackboard) preferred.

    Please send resumes to: Jennifer.vorhis@desales.edu

     

Full-Time Employee Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package to attract and maintain our excellent workforce.

Medical Plans

DeSales University offers a choice of medical plans through Highmark: PPO Blue Plan (zero deductible), PPO Blue Plan with a deductible ($500/$1500 maximum per family deductible). The University contributes various dollar amounts toward health care premiums. Coverage is available the first of the month after a full-time employee’s date of hire. 

According to the DeSales University Spousal Coordination of Benefits Policy, Spouses of employees are ineligible for University coverage in any health care insurance plan if such spouse is eligible for coverage at his/her place of employment.

Life Insurance

DeSales University provides group term life insurance to all full-time employees. The amount of this policy is equal to 1.5 times the employee's annual salary to a maximum of $250,000 (amount reduces after age 70). Employees complete an initial beneficiary designation upon hire and may update it at any time.

Dental Plan

DeSales University offers dental insurance through United Concordia. The employee pays the entire premium for dental care.

Retirement Plans

Regular and group supplemental retirement plans are offered through TIAA-CREF. Participation may begin on the first day of the month following employment. After one year of service, the University will contribute 8% with a minimum employee contribution of 4%. Investment options include annuity; bond fund; equity index fund; global fund; real estate fund; growth fund; money market; social choice or stock fund.

Flexible Spending Plan

DeSales University offers employees the option to participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) through Payflex. This plan permits employees to pay for certain health care and day care expenses before-tax dollars. Contact human resources for complete details. The plan allows current participants to monitor and administer their plan through the Payflex website.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

DeSales University provides a group long-term disability (LTD) policy for all full-time employees on the first day of the month following one year of continuous service. The University pays the entire LTD premium to the carrier. 

Tuition Benefits

DeSales University offers tuition remission benefits as well as tuition exchange and CIC scholarship opportunities.

Other University Benefits

Discount at the DeSales Campus Store on selected items.

Discount on prepared food and beverages from DeSales University Dining (when using a University Card). 

The University Library is available for use by staff members.

Athletic Facilities are available to staff members for their use at times when the facilities are not being used by the University or by authorized rentals. Spouses of employees are also eligible.


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.