To apply for a position:
- Review the Statement of Community Responsibilities and the Doctrinal Statement. Faculty and Staff are asked to subscribe to these documents. The booklet entitled This We Believe outlines the beliefs of our sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church.
- Forward your resume and references as indicated on the job posting.
Please Note: All offers of employment from Houghton College are made contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Are you family of a new employee that is looking for a job?
Family members of new Houghton College faculty, administration and staff might be interested to learn that there are numerous faculty and staff openings at other nearby colleges and universities as well as nearby businesses. The following websites include listings of current job opportunities in the surrounding area:
- Alfred University
- Saint Bonaventure University
- Jamestown Community College
- University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
- Alfred State College
Houghton College Mission
Houghton College provides an academically challenging Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.
Houghton College Philosophy
The philosophy of Houghton College, an educational institution of The Wesleyan Church, builds on the concept of preparing individuals to become Christian scholar-servants who exhibit the scholar's passionate yet humble commitment to the Christian faith and to their chosen academic discipline and the servant's qualities of serving enthusiastically and unselfishly wherever called. The indispensable characteristics of the scholar-servant are the competence to serve and the willingness to serve.
To acquire the competence to serve, the scholar-servant must develop effective skills in listening, reading, written and spoken communication, computation, problem solving, logical reasoning, and value discrimination. In addition, the graduate's cumulative knowledge must provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning by a thorough grounding in one or more academic disciplines plus familiarity with fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of the basic fields of knowledge. Learning must also relate disciplines to each other and to life in ways that assist in making wise decisions and appreciating one's individual heritage while respecting cultural diversity and the integrity of creation.
To develop the willingness to serve, the scholar-servant must encounter positive models through life examples from Houghton's faculty and staff. Their reasoned faith must rest on sufficient knowledge of the Bible and its central doctrines to communicate Christianity effectively to others, and produce a world view that infuses Christian truth into knowledge and experience.
To achieve its ideals, Houghton College will sustain a scholarly community of believers who confess the Lordship of Jesus and who actively seek truth and recognize its foundation in Christ. Because of the risks involved in educating the intellect and the character, the faculty and staff will strive to provide a challenging and stimulating environment which is also nurturing and supportive. The community will also be characterized by the historic distinctive of The Wesleyan Church, including purity of heart and life, concern for justice in social issues, and unselfish stewardship of time and the material provisions of Creation.
Articles of Religion
We believe in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ the Son suffered in our place on the cross, that He died but rose again, that He now sits at the Father's right hand until He returns to judge all men at the last day.
We believe that by the grace of God every person has the ability and responsibility to choose between right and wrong, and that those who repent of their sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are justified by faith.
We believe that God not only counts the believer as righteous, but that He makes him righteous, freeing him of sin's dominion at conversion, purifying his heart by faith and perfecting him in love at entire sanctification, and providing for his growth in grace at every stage of his spiritual life, enabling him through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to live a victorious life.
Equal Employment Opportunities
While we are charged with the responsibility to preserve our distinctive Christian heritage and to screen prospective employees with respect to their religious commitment, we also take care to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons. Thus, it is and will be the policy of the college to prohibit discrimination against any employee or prospective employee because of race, color, sex, age, marital status, national origin or physical disability, except as such disability prevents the fulfillment of the essential functions of the assignment.
Houghton College provides equal opportunity in recruiting and employment, promotion, transfer and termination. We will continue to ensure that all personnel actions such as, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, education, training, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs will be administered in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and all other applicable federal, state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity.
Houghton College affirms its position as a Christian college of the liberal arts and asserts its right to employ persons who subscribe to the intent, mission and statement of faith and community responsibilities of the college.