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, focuses on equipping students of all backgrounds for lifelong success as courageous servant leaders. Grounded in the liberal arts, Houghton develops the intellectual, spiritual, and physical capacity of the student through high quality educational and co-curricular activities that are customized to each person. This personalized experience is intentionally curated by attentive faculty and staff to facilitate the acceleration of a student’s journey to fulfill their God-given potential.
The lifelong success of a courageous servant leader requires the highest quality preparation to navigate the complexities of our world today. As a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition, Houghton fosters the exploration and development of the range of resources that God has given to lead us into an ever deeper understanding of the Truth, including the Scriptures, Reason, the best of scholarship available today, the experience of God’s people through the ages, and the Holy Spirit who was given to “guide us into all Truth.” With this Christ-centered focus, Houghton College cherishes and strives to foster a hospitable space of civility and mutual respect where individuals can gain insight and life-giving critique from those whose thinking and experience is different from their own. It is Houghton’s calling to steward this place of gracious dialogue for the good of the church, the academy and our world.
Students experience this through a personalized education, which is guided by the wisdom and attentive care of committed faculty and staff. A community of experts guides and supports students on a challenging, rich, and adventurous journey that enables them to realize their God-given potential. As each student comes to this community with unique abilities and calling, these committed believers and subject matter experts foster an intellectually rigorous and customized academic plan that will alter the trajectory of students’ lives and those of the family and society around them. This education reveals the richness of human experience and the natural world, expands vision, and opens minds to previously unimagined possibilities for students’ lives.
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.