Human Resources

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.

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Application Status

Please be aware that we will be notifying you of the status of your application via email. Applicants progressing to interviews will generally be contacted by phone.

If you have questions or need assistance please contact Human Resources, 503-370-6210.

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.


Willamette has a well-balanced, competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision benefits for you, your spouse or domestic partner, and your children, as well as tuition, life insurance, retirement benefits, and more.

New Employees

Find several useful links and resources that will help you navigate your transition to Willamette and our local community.