Join a community of Christ followers committed to equipping students of all backgrounds to live as courageous servant leaders, fulfilling their God-given potential.

Discover why a career in Christian higher education at Houghton University may be right for you.

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We’re on a mission.

At Houghton University we provide an academically challenging Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences. We serve students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equip them to lead and labor as scholar-servants. In a changing world, our Houghton graduates are ready to go out and make an impact for the kingdom.

What We Believe

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Please Note: All offers of employment from Houghton University are made contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check.

What makes Houghton more than a place to work.

Fancher Hall in the summer at Houghton University.


We were founded and established under the direction and mission of The Wesleyan Church. 139 years of  fearlessly declaring the gospel, living intentional lives for Christ, and thanking God for his faithfulness to Houghton.

Four Houghton students standing together in front of the Wesley Chapel.

Close Community

We are a small, tight-knit community committed to serving nearly 1,000 diverse and deeply curious students – from 40 states and 15 countries.

Jack Smith playing the trumpet.

Student Success

We get to be a part of students’ stories. As their journey and calling unfolds at Houghton, we walk beside them and celebrate with them as they find fulfilling careers. 97% of the class of 2022 are employed or in graduate school just 6 months after graduation.

A highlight of our benefits.

Benefits listed below are for full-time employees.

Health insurance

Paid time off and holidays

Employer contributions to retirement

Tuition benefits for you and family

Enjoy on-campus perks.

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Genesee Valley, experience Houghton’s 1,300+ acres. We’re just 15 miles south of Letchworth State Park, voted #1 State Park in the United States.

Houghton student ziplining at Epic Adventures course.

Free access to Athletic Facilities for you and your family.

Access to the library, dining commons and Campus Store for you and your family.

Access to the Houghton Trails, Disc Golf course and EPIC Adventures ropes course and equipment rentals.

Engage in multiple opportunities for worship every week with the campus community during Chapel, communion and more.

What keeps us grounded and what we believe.


At the heart of everything we do, is our shared Christian faith. As a community we affirm this during our weekly Chapels.


Our employees are equipped to serve with excellence in the classroom, the office, the athletic field, and in their families.


Our world is constantly changing and so are the needs of our students. We are prepared to grow along side of them and help them to thrive.


We’ve been called to this place for this time, and serving our students is one of ways we can make a difference in the world for Christ.


Many of us live close to campus and worship along side one another. We walk out our faith together and experience friendship that is rooted in loving one another.

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 every person at the last day.

We believe in the Holy Scriptures as the inspired and inerrant Word of God.

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 such persons righteous, freeing them from sin’s dominion at conversion, purifying their hearts by faith, perfecting them in love at entire sanctification, and providing for their growth in grace at every stage of spiritual life, enabling them through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to live victorious lives.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Houghton University is a Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences, sponsored by The Wesleyan Church.  Houghton asserts its right to employ persons who subscribe to the intent, mission, Statement of Faith, and Community Responsibilities of the university.

The University complies with all federal, state and local non-discrimination in employment laws and encourages the application of females and under-represented populations.   For a complete copy of our non-discrimination policy, please see the attached.

Employment EEO Statement

Houghton University is fully committed to culturally diverse employees and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.