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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: 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

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

  • Adjunct: 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: Education - STEP Science

    The Department of Education at DeSales University seeks to maintain a qualified applicant pool for adjunct faculty to supervise secondary student teachers in the science fields as needed.

    Student Teaching Supervisors conduct weekly observations of secondary education students in school placements as well as lead a weekly discussion seminar on campus.

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

    Or

    Wendy Koenig
    Program Assistant
    Department of Education
    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

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

  • 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.

  • Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor - Dance

    DeSales University’s Division of Performing Arts seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance. A terminal degree in Dance (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) is required. Salary is commensurate with experience, plus a strong benefits package. Appointment to begin August 2020.

    Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester, directing concerts, serving on departmental and university committees, advising students, and developing and sustaining active artistic/research involvement. The ideal candidate will teach Dance on Camera, all levels of ballet or modern dance, and develop service learning and community outreach initiatives within the department. The ability to teach in any of the following areas is desirable: dance composition, dance pedagogy, partnering, and Bartenieff fundamentals. The ideal candidate will also support and promote diversity in the Dance Department.

    DeSales University’s Dance Department offers a BA degree in Dance with 60 majors and 3 fulltime faculty members. The department is committed to producing student choreographic work each semester in addition to faculty and professional guest artist work annually. Our practical and theoretical dance curriculum is supplemented by diverse weekly master classes with professional artists from New York, Philadelphia, and beyond. There is also opportunity for collaboration with the Theatre and TV/Film departments within the Division of Performing Arts.

    To apply, please submit electronically the following materials to Amy Diehl at amy.diehl@desales.edu:

    • Letter of Application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of teaching and research interests
    • Transcripts
    • Three letters of Recommendation
    • Link to an online artistic/research portfolio

    Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

  • 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 Catholic Theology

    DeSales University's Department of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology to begin August 2020. Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicants can take advantage of our generous longterm contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the distant future.

    We seek someone who is rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, enjoys teaching undergraduates, and is respectful of the Catholic and Salesian mission of the university. A Ph.D. and college teaching experience preferred.

    Duties include teaching four courses per semester and committee work. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    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 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. Strong candidates with a Ph.D. (ABD considered) from any area within computer science or related fields will be considered.

    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 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 Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Generalist)

    DeSales University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Generalist) to begin Fall 2020. Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicant can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the future. Online teaching experience desired. DeSales University has both an undergraduate and graduate program for criminal justice.

    The ideal candidate can serve as a generalist in both the undergraduate and graduate programs with the ability to teach introduction to criminal justice, corrections, ethics in criminal justice, and the graduate capstone project course. A Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or related field is preferred. ABD considered. J.D. is not sufficient.

    Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Jennifer L. Moore, Esquire, Chair
    Department of Social Sciences, DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9568.

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to colleen.petrick@desales.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. 

  • Full-Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Homeland Security Specialist)

    DeSales University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Homeland Security Specialist) to begin Fall 2020. Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicant can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the future. Online teaching experience desired. Ability to teach courses in terrorism, intelligence analysis, critical infrastructure protection and other intelligence and homeland security related subjects.

    A doctorate in Criminology, Criminal Justice or Homeland Security, or related field is preferred. ABD or master’s degree with considerable field experience considered. J.D. is not sufficient.

    Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Jennifer L. Moore, Esquire, Chair
    Department of Social Sciences
    DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9568.

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to colleen.petrick@desales.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. 

  • Full-Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Political Science

    DeSales University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Political Science to begin Fall, 2020. Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicant can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the future. Online teaching experience desired. Prospective candidates should be able to teach undergraduate courses in American government, political philosophy, and public policy.

    A doctorate in Political Science or a related field is preferred.

    Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to:
    Andrew M. Essig, Ph.D.
    Political Science Program, DeSales University
    2755 Station Avenue
    Center Valley, PA 18034-9568.

    Electronic submissions should be emailed to colleen.petrick@desales.edu.

    Review for the position will begin after October 15 and continue until filled.

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.