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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

  • 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: Linda Bell, Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning, 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: 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: 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: Humanities - Composition & Rhetoric

    The Humanities Department at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to teach courses in the composition & rhetoric courses in the First Year Writing sequence as part of the institution’s general education core curriculum.

    An M.A. in literature or writing 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: 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: MBA

    Share your experience and expertise with our highly motivated MBA students. Adjunct faculty positions available in the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Business Computing, Marketing, Data Analytics. Teaching formats are face to face classes on campus, and Online and Hyrbrid courses. A Master's degree in the appropriate discipline is required; teaching experience using technology (Blackboard) preferred.

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

  • 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

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Biology (General Biology)

    DeSales University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Biology to begin August 2020. The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Biology (or related field) at the time of appointment and have research interests that complement those of the current faculty in the department. Teaching expectations would include contributing to the current two-semester general biology course offerings, as well as developing courses in their area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop an active research program that will involve undergraduate students.

    The Department of Biology is housed in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center, which is well-equipped for cell/tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, small animal, molecular biology, and microbiology research. The Department of Biology recently expanded into a second building which includes additional teaching and research laboratory space. University endowment funds are available to provide support for research endeavors.

    Rank and salary are commensurate with qualification. Please send letter of application including teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests involving undergraduate students, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to Dr. Joshua Slee, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9558, or via Biology@desales.edu.

    Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology)

    DeSales University’s Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Biology to begin August 2020. 

    The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Microbiology or closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Teaching expectations include contributing to current microbiology and medical microbiology course offerings, as well as contributing to our general biology curriculum and developing courses in area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop an active research program that will include undergraduate students. Applicants with expertise and research involving the human microbiome are particularly encouraged to apply. 

    The Department of Biology is housed in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center, which is well-equipped for cell/tissue culture, fluorescence microscopy, small animal, molecular biology, and microbiology research. The Department of Biology recently expanded into a second building which includes additional teaching and research laboratory space. University endowment funds are available to provide support for research endeavors. 

    Rank and salary are commensurate with qualification. Please send letter of application along with teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, statement of proposed research involving undergraduates, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Joshua Slee Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9558 

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to Biology@desales.edu. 

    Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at DeSales University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin August 2020. Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicants can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the distant future. Candidates with a Ph.D. from any area within computer science or related fields will be considered as will strong candidates with a Master’s degree in the discipline.

    The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with five tracks (General, Game Programming, Digital Art, Cyber Security and Data Science). Ideal candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses within the major; most particularly within the general track.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter indicating their interests and suitability, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendations, and unofficial academic transcripts (official graduate transcripts would be required later). Please send all application materials to Ms. Sharon Leferovich, Mathematics & Computer Science Department Secretary, at MathCS@desales.edu. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Management

    DeSales University’s Division of Business, an ACBSP accredited program, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Management beginning Fall 2020. Responsibilities include teaching management, organizational behavior, international business, strategic management, and related courses in our undergraduate and MBA programs. Experience teaching online, and the ability to teach data analytics or supply chain management is a plus. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with scholarly and other appropriate professional activity.

    Required Qualifications

    • A Ph.D. or D.B.A. in management, OB/OT, international business, strategic management or a closely-related discipline (or A.B.D.) strongly preferred. Master’s degrees with extensive industry experience will be considered.
    • An interest in teaching in a Catholic liberal arts environment.
    • Industry experience in management, operations, and related areas is preferred.
    • A clear ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and masters levels in the area of management and related areas.
    • Demonstrated ability, or potential, to publish in refereed journals.

    In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, DeSales University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

    Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Dr. Christopher Cocozza, Head, Division of Business
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to christopher.cocozza@desales.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Marketing

    DeSales University’s Division of Business, an ACBSP accredited program, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Marketing beginning Fall 2020. Responsibilities include teaching principles of marketing and consumer behavior, with additional assignments as necessary, in both our undergraduate and MBA programs. Experience teaching online is a plus. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with scholarly or other appropriate professional activity.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Candidates should have a Ph.D. or D.B.A. with industry experience.
    • An interest in teaching in a Catholic, liberal-arts environment.
    • A clear ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and masters level in the areas of marketing/consumer behavior.
    • Demonstrate ability, or potential, to publish.

    In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, DeSales University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

    Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Dr. Christopher Cocozza, Head, Division of Business
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to christopher.cocozza@desales.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

    DeSales University’s Division of Business, an ACBSP accredited program, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management beginning Fall 2020. Responsibilities include teaching operations management and supply chain management in both our undergraduate and MBA programs. Experience teaching online and the ability to teach data analytics is a plus. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with scholarly or other appropriate professional activity.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D. or D.B.A. in supply chain management, operations management, industrial engineering, data analytics, or a closely-related discipline (or A.B.D.) strongly preferred. Master’s degrees with extensive industry experience will be considered.
    • An interest in teaching in a Catholic liberal arts environment.
    • Industry experience in supply chain management, operations management, industrial engineering, data analytics, or a closely related discipline.
    • A clear ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and masters levels in the areas of supply chain management and operations management.
    • Demonstrated ability, or potential, to publish.

    In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, DeSales University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

    Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Dr. Christopher Cocozza, Head, Division of Business
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to christopher.cocozza@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 teaching four courses per semester among the following areas:

    • editing for narrative and documentary
    • sound design, editing and mixing
    • special topics in post-production (color grading, After Effects, etc.)
    • film studies and analysis

    Additional Job Requirements

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

    Highly Desirable Skills

    • substantial professional experience in narrative storytelling 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 dance-on-camera competition and film festival. There is ample opportunity for further collaboration with the Theatre and Dance departments within the Division of Performing Arts. In addition, the university supports travel to academic conferences and offers multiple international travel opportunities.

    Appointment to begin August 2020. 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 continue until the position is filled.

    DeSales University is a Catholic liberal arts institution located on a beautiful 500+acre campus in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. The campus is approximately 1.5 hours from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City. Traditional-age students (1,700), evening-degree students (800), and graduate students (800) comprise the student body of 3,300. As a member of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, DeSales University participates in cooperative programs with Lehigh University, and with Cedar Crest, Lafayette, Moravian, and Muhlenberg Colleges. For further information, please visit our website http://www.desales.edu/
    E.O.E.

  • Full Time Faculty: Founding Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology

    DeSales University is seeking a Founding Director to develop a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program while pursuing Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) accreditation. The Director will be a demonstrated leader who shares our Salesian values of gentleness, humility, gratitude, wisdom and inclusivity. Reporting to the Division Head, Healthcare Programs and Graduate Dean, the Director will develop a mission-driven program that complements our portfolio of successful healthcare and nursing programs. 

    The Director will be responsible for the following: 

    • lead the planning, curriculum development, program management and implementation of the new master’s level program in speech language pathology. 
    • collaborate with the university leadership to further define program needs, including the development of a clinic. 
    • oversee the accreditation process to ensure standards are met, reports are submitted and compliance is achieved. 
    • recruit and oversee highly-qualified teaching and clinical faculty. Conduct assessment of faculty and curriculum for the department. 
    • establish and cultivate partnerships with appropriate providers for student clinical experiences. 
    • market and promote the graduate program in collaboration with the marketing and admissions teams. 
    • partner with the Dean, Undergraduate Studies and relevant Department Chairs to develop appropriate undergraduate prerequisite coursework. 
    • work with health science and nursing faculty to develop inter-professional education (IPE) experiences. 
    • oversee budget planning and fiscal management for the program. 
    • maintain competence and demonstrate pursuit of lifelong learning. 

    Qualified candidates must possess: 

    • an earned doctorate (PhD, EdD or clinical doctorate) and a graduate degree in speech-language pathology
    • current American Speech – Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certification in speech-language pathology 
    • Pennsylvania state licensure or willingness to pursue state licensure 
    • teaching experience in speech-language pathology coursework

    Rank for this twelve-month position is commensurate with relevant experience and scholarly achievement. Application review will begin immediately – the position will remain open until filled.

    Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Ron Nordone, Dean, Graduate Education
    DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9558

    or ron.nordone@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.