Become a Bearcat!

Willamette University (WU), founded in 1842, is a nationally recognized liberal arts school with graduate programs in law and business. WU has earned a national reputation for its academic standards and exemplary citizenship, values that have defined the culture of this campus for more than 175 years. The Willamette University motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of this distinguished university. It speaks to our commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of our alumni. WU is in Salem, the capital city of Oregon, one hour from Portland, the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascade Mountains.  

Located in the mid-Willamette Valley, Salem is the perfect community in which to live and raise a family. Calculate the cost of living in Salem, OR. 

Careers at Willamette

Note: Internal candidates will search for jobs and apply for openings directly through Workday using the Career section. Log into Workday and check out this job aid to get started.

Application Status

Please view your account in the Willamette Careers site. Through the site you can:

  • search postings
  • complete an application to apply for a job
  • review the status of positions to which you have applied.

Please be aware that application status updates will be sent to you via email. Applicants progressing to the next stage of interviews will generally be contacted by phone.

Student Jobs

Check the Handshake site for information about and access to student jobs.


Willamette offers a highly-valued, well-rounded, and comprehensive benefits package that helps you make the most of your career and your life. Our programs include health and wellness, insurance, retirement, education and training, and more.

View our Benefits Summary to learn more

Willamette University Values Diversity

Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world, is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

If you have questions, need assistance, or require special accommodations please call the Office of Human Resources.
Si usted tiene preguntas, necesita ayuda, o requiera las comodidades especiales, favor de llamar la Oficina de Human Resources.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Willamette University is committed to the principle that its educational facilities, activities and employment opportunities shall be offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status with regard to pregnancy, disability or age. Willamette is firmly committed to adhering to the letter and spirit of all federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and their implementing regulations.