Education Faculty Opening: School of Professional Programs


The Department of Education, in the School of Professional Programs at Franciscan University of Steubenville, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor of Education beginning August 2023. The successful candidate collaborates with education faculty in performing duties that contribute to meeting the department goals as hands-on, faith-based, and forward-looking educators. The Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Franciscan University, founded in 1946 by friars of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance, integrates excellent academic programs with a dynamic faith environment to serve 2,500 students from all 50 states and 17 countries on campus and an additional 900 students online. One of only 15 faithfully Catholic universities endorsed by the Cardinal Newman Society, Franciscan University of Steubenville continues to lead the renaissance of Catholic higher education called for in Ex corde Ecclesiae. The mission of the Education Department compliments that of the University at large and is founded on the principle of servant leadership. Through the preservice teacher training imparted to its candidates, the Franciscan Education Department seeks to send forth teachers who are are well-formed to help students grow in wisdom, faith & virtue.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach reading and other pedagogy and instructional technology courses for undergraduate students during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Coordinate with education faculty regarding national and state accreditation of our licensure programs.
  • Assist with documentation of assessment data as required.
  • Provide skills assistance to students as requested by students, mentors or faculty
  • Provide orientations and advice as needed to education adjunct professors, mentors and students.
  • Advise students from all licensure areas


  • Doctoral Degree in Education preferred.
  • Two years of experience in teacher education.
  • Commitment to the mission of the University.
  • Catholic school teaching experience preferred.
  • CAEP familiarity preferred.
  • Credentialed Teacher Evaluator (State of Ohio) preferred.
  • Licensure as teacher, administrator or willingness to become licensed in State of Ohio (Every five years)
  • Demonstrated expertise in providing skills training in small groups or one-on-one situations.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Current teaching license in PA and WV preferred.
  • Ability to travel and valid driver’s license.


To apply, please submit:

  • a letter of application;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • evidence of undergraduate teaching effectiveness (including evaluations);
  • a statement of teaching philosophy;
  • a statement addressing personal and professional fit with the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville; three letters of reference; and official transcripts.

The application package must be submitted electronically to Rebecca Rook, Chair, Search Committee, via clibetti@franciscan.edu. Inquiries should be directed to tboury@franciscan.edu.

Review of complete applications will begin October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to clibetti@franciscan.edu

About Franciscan University of Steubenville

It should be a calling, a vocation. Through pursuing a career with Franciscan University, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of a visionary organization in service of the Catholic Church, society, and culture.

At Franciscan University you will work for and with the Church, alongside like-minded men and women who share your values and your desire to transform the culture. You’ll be challenged by the work and rewarded by the fruit it bears. You’ll be part of an institution that Francis Cardinal Stafford, former president of the Pontifical Council of the Laity, described as “central to the reform and the renewal of the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council.”