DeSales University is a Catholic liberal arts institution on a beautiful 480-acre campus in the Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, approximately one hour 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.
Each position listed below requires successful college or university teaching experience, and begins August 17, 2012, unless otherwise stated. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to the listed contact at DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
- Communication: Teach primarily in public relations, with secondary research and teaching interests in any of the following: organizational communication, gender communication, or research methods.
Contact: Dr. Brian Kane, Head, Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
- Coordinator, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program: Applicants must have successful nursing teaching and administrative experience and a doctorate in nursing or a related field. Must possess or be eligible for Pennsylvania nursing licensure. This tenure-track faculty appointment begins January 1 or June 1, 2012. Contact: Dr. Carol Mest, Director, MSN Program.
- Dance: Teach, recruit, mentor, and advise undergraduate BFA dance majors and choreograph for main stage concerts. Teach all level of modern and/or ballet as well as dance pedagogy. Teach in at least three of the following areas: Laban movement, analysis, composition, kinesiology, history, world dance, jazz, and tap. MFA or other terminal degree required. Contact: Mr. Tim Cowart, Chair, Department of Dance.
- Education: Middle Level/Secondary Education, Mathematics and/or Science. Teach undergraduate and graduate education courses; advise students. Teaching experience with diverse populations and some record of publication desired. Doctorate strongly preferred. Contact: Dr. Judith Rance-Roney, Chair, Department of Education.
- Management: Teach undergraduate and evening MBA courses in Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, or Human Resource Management. Doctorate in management or related field preferred; industry experience highly desirable. Contact: Dr. Christopher R. Cocozza, Head, Division of Business.
- Marketing: Teach undergraduate and evening MBA courses in marketing such as Consumer Behavior, Sales Management, and Business Marketing. PhD preferred; industry experience highly desirable. Contact: Dr. Christopher R. Cocozza, Head, Division of Business.
- M.Ed. Program Director: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education with successful administrative and teaching experience in K-12 schools and on the college or university level. Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience in program development, marketing of education programs, leadership in teacher education, distance and blended educational course-delivery methods, experience with state and national governmental regulations and initiatives, program assessment, and educational technology. Must be qualified to teach courses in an education area currently offered at DeSales University. This 12-month, tenure-track appointment begins on or around May 1, 2012. Contact: Dr. Judith Rance-Roney, Chair, Department of Education.
- Nursing: Seek doctorally-prepared faculty (ABDs considered) to teach in growing BSN and MSN NLNAC-accredited programs. Those qualified to teach in a new DNP program are especially desired. Graduate nursing preparation and advanced clinical expertise in medical, surgical, gerontology, women’s health, and critical care preferred. Two tenure-track positions available starting Spring or Fall 2012. Must possess or be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure. Contact: Dr. Margaret Slusser, Chair, Department of Nursing and Health.
- Nursing Department Chair: Applicants must have successful nursing teaching and administrative experience and a doctorate in nursing or a related field. Must possess or be eligible for Pennsylvania nursing licensure. This 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment begins June 1, 2012. Contact: Academic Affairs Office.
- Physician Assistant Program Director: Nine of the 11 DeSales graduating PA classes have ranked first in the nation on the PACKRAT examination. DeSales PA students' National Board Scores have exceeded the 99th percentile for eight consecutive years. Since 2002, DeSales PA graduates have had a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Certification Examination for Physician Assistants. Students serve at the DeSales Free Clinic for homeless men at the Allentown Rescue Mission. Candidates must hold a master’s degree in physician assistant studies or related field or an M.D. or D.O. degree. Both PA and physician candidates must be licensed. They must also have successful administrative and teaching experience on the college or university level. This 12-month, tenure-track appointment begins June 1, 2012. Contact: Fr. Peter Leonard, OSFS, Dean of Graduate Education.
- Physician Assistant Clinical Coordinator: This 12-month, full-time, nontenure-track position is responsible for obtaining and maintaining clinical training sites for students and visiting and evaluating students and their preceptors during their clinical rotations within the greater Lehigh Valley. Clinical experience as a certified physician assistant required; master’s degree and successful teaching experience preferred. This appointment begins July 1, 2012. Contact: Fr. Peter Leonard, OSFS, Dean of Graduate Education.
- TV/Film: Teach undergraduate courses in cinematography, editing, production and theory. Proficiency in Avid Media Composer and After Effects required. Contact: Mr. Chuck Gloman, Chair, Department of TV/Film.