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Human Resources

People love working for Spring Arbor University. With leadership devoted to seeking direction from Christ and employees committed to institutional quality, the University continues to push forward with ambitious goals and unmistakable resolve.

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 140 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 regional locations across the state. Employment benefits are spotlighted, as well as the University’s human resources policy.


Spring Arbor University does not discriminate illegally on the basis of sex in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities, and complies with Title IX, with exemptions. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.  The name and address of the University’s Title IX Coordinator is Dan VanderHill, Associate Vice President for Student Development & Learning, Spring Arbor University, Main Campus, 106 East Main Street, Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283.

As part of complying with Title IX, VAWA, SaVE and the Clery Act, the Department of Education and Office of Civil Rights requires that all university employees participate in training each year regarding issues relating to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Spring Arbor University welcomes the emphasis that has been placed on reducing these societal problems, and is happy to comply. Take some time to read this Title IX slide presentation [PDF] designed by SAU Attorney, Diane Bower and SAU Title IX Coordinator, Dan VanderHill.


Policy Regarding the Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drugs [PDF]
To access information regarding our campus safety statistics, please read our Clery Act Report [PDF].


Spring Arbor University is committed to the policy of equal employment as an appropriate standard of Christian servanthood, and in accordance with federal and state regulations. It is the intent of this policy to provide a workplace 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.


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.


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 [PDF] for the general Spring Arbor University community as well as the general expectations of our faculty.

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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.


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 workload. 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 benefits (after meeting participation requirements) and a tuition discount.

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 benefits (after meeting participation requirements) and a tuition discount.

If you are interested in applying for a position at the University, please follow the job postings link via the above button.