Become a Bearcat!

Willamette University (WU), founded in 1842, is a nationally recognized liberal arts school with graduate programs in law, business and education. 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 160 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. 

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Willamette's competitive benefits program provides our employees with the opportunity to ensure the wellness of their families and provides financial security through insurance and retirement plans. Your particular benefits package will depend on your appointment percentage, employee type, and years of service. Please see the benefits page to look at what you might be eligible for.

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.

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  • 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 JobCat site for information about and access to student jobs.