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Jobs at Otterbein

To Apply

Please email hr.jobs@otterbein.edu, addressing the position in the subject line and attach an Otterbein Employment Applicationresume and cover letter including salary expectations. 

Submissions may also be faxed to 614-823-1511; or mailed to Otterbein University, Human Resources, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081.  

Only submissions with a completed application will be reviewed.

To complete the Otterbein Employment Application CLICK HERE

Why Otterbein University?

Otterbein is building an inclusive community around our unique model of liberal education, which intentionally blends liberal arts and sciences with professional studies through integrative and experiential learning.  Our mission is to prepare our graduates to think deeply and broadly, to engage locally and globally, and to advance their professions and communities.  

Otterbein’s history underlies this vision and inspires us to make ongoing progress and improvement in our commitments to diversity and equity.  Otterbein is proud to have admitted women as students and hired them as faculty since our founding in 1847; to have admitted students of color before the American Civil War; and to have welcomed Japanese-American students who had been sent to internment camps during World War II.

This legacy inspires Otterbein to the ongoing work of building equity and justice in our community.  We embrace diversity and cultivate leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship among our faculty, staff, and students.  Otterbein’s friendly and vibrant environment fosters community and welcomes differences in culture, experience, and perspective.  Diversity is a key value in Otterbein’s recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty, staff, and students.  If you like to challenge norms, elevate discussions, and embrace differences, welcome to Otterbein University!

Otterbein's location enjoys the quaintness of a small town with easy access to a big city.  Otterbein is located in the small city of Westerville and within 15 minutes from Ohio's largest city of Columbus.

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To help attract our talented team, Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time faculty and staff.  Otterbein proudly provides domestic partnership benefits for same and opposite sex couples, four weeks of vacation for all full time staff, and a wonderful tuition benefit and exchange program.  Our full-time benefits include:

  • Vacation time
  • Sick Leave time
  • Tuition benefits
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Wellness programs.

Otterbein’s Commitment to Community:

Otterbein is committed to extending its legacy to recruit a more diverse faculty, student body and staff; to foster a climate that doesn’t just accommodate differences but celebrates them; and to provide rich opportunities for learning from our differences. Through strategic action Otterbein creates a broad institutional framework for diversity, inclusion, and equity and promotes those values throughout the university. 

Available positions

If you would like to become a part of our community and help us change our world, please review the available positions below and apply for the positions that best fit your abilities.  We thank you for choosing Otterbein and providing us the opportunity to review your application!

Cabinet and Vice President Positions

Faculty Positions

Staff Positions 

Complete the Otterbein Employment Application CLICK HERE, to be considered for a non-faculty, staff, or graduate assistant position.

To apply for a non-faculty, staff, or graduate assistant position, please complete this application and submit with your cover letter and resume. If applying for more than one position, you must submit separate applicant materials for each position, noting the title of the position in the email subject line.

Graduate Assistantships*

*These positions are for students who have been accepted or are applying to graduate programs at Otterbein.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Otterbein University makes available our Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.  It includes crime statistics for the previous three years.  It also includes institutional safety policy statements, a description of the Daily Crime and Fire Logs, emergency notification information, fire safety disclosures, and important information regarding sexual misconduct. You may also request and obtain a paper copy of the report by contacting the Otterbein Police Department at 614-823-1222.  

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination.  To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities.  However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission.

Inquiries regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Scott Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs; Title IX Coordinator

/ Office of Human Resources

Human Resources is located at 25 W. Home St.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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