Human Resources

Let the truth be known: people love working for Spring Arbor University. With leadership devoted to seeking direction from above and employees committed to institutional quality, the University continues to push forward with ambitious goals and unmistakable resolve.

It’s no wonder, then, that Spring Arbor University, a four-year liberal arts Christian institution in the Wesleyan tradition, was acknowledged as one of the nation’s top Christian workplaces in a 2003 study.

By joining the University’s community of learners, you’ll further a legacy of excellent teaching, student service and the integration of faith, living and learning that’s continued over 130 years. Careers at Spring Arbor University do much more than improve your resume…they improve the world.

Please take a moment to review our employment opportunities, which include staff, faculty and administration positions at our main campus in Spring Arbor, Michigan., and 14 regional locations across the state. Employment benefits are spotlighted, as well as the University’s human resources policy. Applications are available in the “Application Forms” toggle and can be downloaded in a convenient PDF format.

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Application Forms

Application Forms

Staff Application

Download the Staff Application

Staff applications should be mailed/emailed to:

Randy Rossman
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
106 E Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
randy.rossman@arbor.edu

Faculty application

Web Based Faculty Application form
Download the Faculty Application(PDF)

Applications for faculty positions and other jobs of academic nature (deans, adjuncts) should be mailed to:

Office of Academic Affairs
106 E Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Interested in teaching for SAU? Request more information

If you are not applying for a specific job opening, but would just like more information about teaching for SAU and the various faculty positions at the University, please fill out one of the forms below.

Adjunct Faculty Inquiry Form

Full-Time Faculty Inquiry Form

Online Faculty Inquiry Form

Policy Regarding the Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs

Human Resources Profile

Spring Arbor University is committed to the policy of equal employment as an appropriate standard of Christian servant hood, and in accordance with federal and state regulations. It is the intent of this policy to provide a work place free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical handicap, in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state law and the Christian perspective and mission of the University.

Teaching at SAU

Teaching at SAU

As a leader in Christian higher education, Spring Arbor University is always looking for faculty that will help teach and train tomorrow’s leaders—our students. As enrollment continues to rise, and as the University remains committed to keeping class sizes low, our need for full-time and adjunct faculty increases as well. You can help make a difference in the life our University and in the lives of our students.

Core to all curriculum at the University is Jesus Christ. As our perspective for learning, Jesus and his teachings play a central role in developing students for future careers as critical participants in the contemporary world and for future studies as lifelong learners.

Community Expectations

As members of Spring Arbor University, we recognize the University’s commitment to pursuing academic excellence with a Christ-centered focus, while also recognizing the diversity of the University’s student body, both on the main campus and throughout our extension sites.

Please read more about our community expectations for the general Spring Arbor community as well as the general expectations of our faculty.

Learn more about teaching at SAU

If you’re interested in joining Spring Arbor University in its commission to offer a relevant, virtuous liberal arts education from a Christian perspective, please consider applying for a full, part-time or online faculty position.

Employment Benefits

Eligible employees at the University are provided a wide range of benefits. A number of the programs (such as Social Security, workers’ compensation, and unemployment insurance) cover all employees in the manner prescribed by law. Benefits eligibility is dependent upon a variety of factors, including employee classification and work load. The Office of Human Resources can identify the programs for which you are eligible. Some benefit programs require contributions from employees and some are fully paid by the University.

Staff or administrative employees who work 30 hours per week or more are considered to be full-time and are eligible for full-time benefits. Employees who work 20 hours per week and above are eligible for TIAA/CREF benefits (after meeting participation requirements), tuition discount, and flexible savings plan.

Full-time contracted faculty who work three-quarter time or above are eligible for full-time benefits with SAU. Faculty with a regular contract at half-time and above are eligible for TIAA/CREF benefits (after meeting participation requirements), tuition discount, and flexible savings plan. Adjunct faculty and temporary employees are not eligible for any benefits.

If you are interested in applying for a position at the University, download, fill out and return one of the following forms. Please note that some jobs have specific application requirements in addition to completing the general employment form.