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Employment Opportunities at Mercyhurst

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Mercyhurst University seeks to attract, develop, and retain quality and committed faculty, staff, and administration. With hospitality central to the Mercy Mission, we’re committed to building a culturally diverse workplace that resembles the world we seek to serve.

We believe our students’ educations are best served through a challenging learning experience that defies sameness of thought and offers exposure to unfamiliar dimensions of the world. Living, learning, and working at Mercyhurst means being part of a campus that insists on respect for all people. At Mercyhurst, we’ve come to recognize diversity is nearly limitless in scope. Our campus welcomes people of different faiths, ethnicities, cultural traditions, sexual and gender identities, and socioeconomic backgrounds—and there’s always room for more

Open Staff/Administrator Positions

    The Admissions Counselor will be responsible for traveling extensively for recruitment and managing a geographic territory; conducting oral presentations about Mercyhurst to a variety of constituents, including prospective students and parents, school counselors, and college personnel; reviewing applications and scholarship considerations; developing and maintaining individual recruitment files/records; assisting prospective students with admission and financial aid; awarding of financial aid to prospective students; participating in on-campus and regional college events; working weeknights and weekends as needed; independently managing admission initiatives; and performing other duties as assigned by director. They will also be responsible for telemarketing and social media initiatives with prospective students. Learn more about this opportunity via the Admissions Counselor position summary. 

    The Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions is instrumental in the recruitment of prospects for graduate school. The Assistant Director will assist students applying for these programs from the application process through enrollment. They will help the director shape the graduate admissions process, marketing of graduate programs, and supervision of other employees helping in the department’s recruiting efforts. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions position summary. 

    Bus Drivers safely operate a passenger bus or van that transports athletes and other approved persons to and from athletic events or other designated locations while adhering promptly to time schedules. Responsible for the preparation of records and basic reports on routine maintenance, mechanical malfunction, accidents, and/or incidents with buses and/or equipment. Part-time position. Learn more about this opportunity via the Bus Driver position summary.

    The Career Counselor provides access to and supports career and professional preparation opportunities for students and alumni. These include but are not limited to career exploration, graduate school advising, job search strategies, internship support, and career workshops. Learn more about this opportunity via the Career Counselor position summary.

    The Conference and Event Coordinator works with the campus community and external clients to schedule all conference needs into the appropriate campus meeting spaces based on the date and type of program, projected number of attendees, dining service needs, and other requirements, such as meeting and group spaces; maintains venue scheduling calendars and communicates schedule/facility changes to appropriate parties; coverages external events and conferences on evenings and weekends when necessary; coordinates all aspects of events and serves as a main point of contact for internal and external clients; communicates and resolves problems effectively and in a timely manner with event organizers; obtains detailed information from the client on event type and requirements to ensure its success; works closely with the facilities staff to ensure appearance and cleanliness of the space is appropriate to the client; and serves as a liaison between the conference staff and the service/support departments to ensure success of the event. Learn more about this opportunity via the Conference and Event Coordinator position summary.

    The Digital Campaigns Coordinator is responsible for managing the university's digital and online advertising initiatives, including social media advertising and email marketing, as well as organic social media posts for university platforms. This position monitors analytics, audience trending, and SEO; manages Google AdWords and retargeting efforts; and plans, creates, and optimizes email marketing campaigns. This position also oversees organic content creation for the university’s social media platforms in collaboration with marketing colleagues. Learn more about this opportunity via the Digital Campaigns Coordinator position summary. 

    The Director of Assessment and Accreditation manages and oversees the assessment processes for Mercyhurst University. In addition, the director also acts as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the university. Responsibilities include planning and executing assessment processes for all units of the university; managing and maintaining comprehensive databases derived from assessment and compliance activities; communicating as ALO with all external agencies and accrediting bodies; and planning and executing assessment processes for all units of the university. Learn more about this opportunity via the Director of Assessment and Accreditation position summary.

    The Director of International Student Services is a critical partner in the university's efforts to recruit and retain international students. The Director oversees the International Student Office - international admissions, immigration, and international student services. Learn more about this opportunity via the Director of International Student Services position summary. 

    Mercyhurst University seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Student Life Coordinator. This full-time, twelve-month position provides complex administrative support to the Vice President for Student Life. Performs duties requiring a high degree of decision-making and independence of action, which include monitoring department budgets, assisting with financial transactions, conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests, performing clerical functions, supporting student needs, and special events planning in addition to supporting other aspects of the Student Life Division. Learn more about this opportunity via the Coordinator of Student Life position summary.

    The IT Support Specialist – Leasing Coordinator supports all desktop and laptop systems across campus. Desktop support responsibilities include imaging new PCs or laptops, configuring Apple computers, hardware/software setup and configuration, remote control, and phone support to troubleshoot and resolve issues. Leased equipment replacement, repair, and returns. Windows and Apple OS support. Learn more about this opportunity via the IT Support Specialist – Leasing Coordinator position summary.

    Under general direction, the Campus Police Officer’s primary role is to prevent crime and the breach of public order. Primary responsibilities include protecting students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. Full-time and part-time position options. Learn more about this opportunity via the Police Officer position summary. 

Open Faculty Positions

    The Department of Biology at Mercyhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Biology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024. The ideal candidate will be prepared to instruct a wide range of undergraduate courses in biology for both science and non-science majors at the introductory and upper level. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise and teaching experience in ecology, environmental science, and/or organismal biology. Candidates will also have the opportunity to develop specialty courses in their areas of expertise, which may include, but are not limited to, aquatic biology, ecotoxicology, parasitology, restoration ecology, and/or wildlife/fisheries management. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Professor of Biology position summary.

    The Computing and Information Science department at Mercyhurst University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science at the level of Assistant Professor. We are looking for a passionate teacher with the ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning. Students in our programs enjoy the personal attention of faculty members in all facets of their education. Sample courses to be taught include but not limited to: Programming in Python, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Database, and Computer Organization. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Professor of Computer Science position summary.

    The Department of Computing and Information Science (CIS) at Mercyhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Cybersecurity at the level of Assistant Professor. The department seeks a passionate teacher who works effectively with others in a collegial environment and is dedicated to student learning as students in the CIS programs enjoy the personal attention of faculty members in all facets of their education. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity position summary. 

    The Department of Sports Medicine at Mercyhurst University is seeking applications for a full-time, permanent faculty member within Exercise Science; qualified applicants will be considered for a tenure-track line. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate Exercise Science/Sports Medicine courses; advising/mentoring students within the department; pursuing scholarship/funding and service to the University; engaging with the development of evidence-based capstone student research and experiential learning opportunities; contributing to the missions of the Exercise Science Program, Department of Sports Medicine, and Mercyhurst University; and ultimately, advancing to a more significant leadership role in the Exercise Science Program. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Professor of Exercise Science position summary. 

    The Geology Program at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA is seeking to hire a permanent, full-time faculty member who will significantly contribute to both the geology and environmental science undergraduate programs offered within the department. The area of specialty is open, but strong preference will be given to candidates whose area of specialty touches on at least one of the following areas: Quaternary geology or paleoclimatology.  Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Professor of Geology position summary. 

    Mercyhurst University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure track Marketing faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2024. The Business Department seeks an individual who is dedicated to working with students, business faculty, and academic support staff. Mercyhurst business faculty are expected to excel at teaching, engage in scholarship, and contribute to the university’s service expectations. The ideal candidate will be prepared to instruct a wide range of undergraduate courses in various marketing subjects including Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, and other courses as needed. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Professor of Marketing position summary. 

    The Department of Biology at Mercyhurst University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Biology at the instructor level to begin August 2024. The ideal candidate will be prepared to instruct a wide range of undergraduate courses in Biology for both science and non-science majors at the introductory and upper level. Candidates must be able to demonstrate proficiency in teaching human anatomy and physiology. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise or teaching experience in cell and molecular biology, human biology, cadaveric anatomy, neurobiology, and/or parasitology. Learn more about this opportunity via the Instructor of Biology position summary.

    Mercyhurst University seeks a part-time instructor of Spanish for 2023-24, with the potential for renewal. Candidates should hold an MA or Ph.D. in Spanish or Second Language Acquisition and have near-native proficiency in the language as well as a record of teaching excellence. The part-time contract (6 courses) includes teaching six courses of introductory and intermediate Spanish, with the ability to develop an upper-level Spanish course in areas of interest. Learn more about this opportunity via the Part-Time Instructor of Spanish position summary. 

    Mercyhurst University is seeking a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of ancient/medieval world and/or European history in the School of Humanities, beginning Fall 2024. Responsibilities include teaching a range of courses, including World History I, European History I, and classes in their area of specialty, as well as contributing to the growth of artificial intelligence or digital humanities initiatives. Learn more about this opportunity via the Visiting Assistant Professor of History position summary.

    The Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern History teaches 12 credits per semester in modern history at the undergraduate level. Courses may include World History 2, European History 2, U.S. History 2, and classes in the hire’s area of specialty. The candidate’s specialty may vary within the broad framework of modern history, but candidates who can teach courses in multiple areas will be preferred. Candidates who can contribute to the growth of a digital humanities curriculum and the incorporation of artificial intelligence into the curriculum will also be preferred. History courses contribute to the history major, as well as the general education curriculum. Demonstrated success in teaching and mentoring undergraduates of diverse backgrounds is especially valued. Learn more about this opportunity via the Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern History position summary.

    The Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, seeks candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Philosophy (potential for renewal). Qualified candidates would have the ability to teach the capstone ethics course for the institution, which combines the Mercyhurst mission, core values, and critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy with the tools of ethical theory and application in social justice. Learn more about this opportunity via the Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy position summary. 

Open Hurst Athletics Positions

    The Assistant Women’s Field Hockey Coach is responsible for participating in various aspects of the program, such as recruiting, scheduling opponents, and training squad members, and abiding by the rules and regulations established by Mercyhurst University, the PSAC, and NCAA. This position will recruit, train, and coach members of the lacrosse program, as well as monitor academic progress, academic meetings, class scheduling, and attendance. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Coach of Women’s Field Hockey position summary.
     

    The assistant coach will assist with all aspects of an NCAA Division II Football Program. This includes scouting, recruiting, coordinating travel, managing budgets, planning, and conducting training sessions; game-day responsibilities; camp creation and implementation; working with other members of the athletic department; and community outreach. The assistant coach will assist in monitoring the academic progress, health, and wellness of all student-athletes participating in the football program. Lastly, the assistant coach must also attend coaches’ clinics, workshops, conventions, and continuing NCAA rules and regulation trainings to stay current. Other duties will be assigned by the Head Coach. Learn more about this opportunity via the Assistant Football Coach position summary. 

Open Graduate Assistant Positions

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