Steps to Apply
Please Note: All offers of employment from Houghton College are made contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Forward your resume and references as indicated on the job posting.
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.
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 at other educational institutions in the surrounding area:
Equal Employment Opportunities
Houghton College is a Christian college 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 college.
The College 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.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Requested application materials include a cover letter, resume, three references, and answers to questions detailed in the individual job posting.
Houghton College affirms its position as a Christian college of the liberal arts and subsequently employs people who subscribe to the intent, mission, statement of faith, and community covenant of the College. That being said, we are pursuing candidates for our posted positions whose faith background and beliefs align with our mission and heritage. The statement of Christian commitment is a short (no more than one page) summary of your personal faith journey. Please contact the Human Resources Office if you have additional questions.
In most cases you should expect to hear a response within two weeks. It really depends upon the number of open positions, the availability of department managers, and time of year that the application materials were submitted. We contact applicants directly either by email, letter, or phone to confirm receipt.
All jobs are open until filled or unless otherwise noted. Houghton reserves the right to fill or change open positions without prior notice.
Jobs listed on the website are currently available. On occasion, due to a high volume of application materials received for a certain position, we may remove the posted job description from the website once we begin the interviewing process. Please also keep in mind that some positions take longer to fill than others.
- If you have applied for a position at Houghton within the past three months and your information has not changed, simply contact the Human Resources Office and we will locate your previously submitted application materials.
- If it has been more than three months, if any of your previous information has changed, or if you want to provide updated information please submit your revised application materials.
Each position at Houghton College is assigned a pay range based on pay for comparable positions in the job market. The pay rate for a new employee is based on applicable background and experience, as well as comparison with the pay rates of other college employees.
All current job openings are posted on this Employment webpage. You may also find available job postings in the hallway by the Office of Student Life (in the Campus Center), the Maintenance Office, and in the basement of the Luckey Building.