c Prospective Employees - Human Resources

Classified, Unclassified Professional and Administrative staff, and faculty positions.

Student employment is administered by Service Learning and Career Development.

About WOU

Who We Are

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community.

As an employer, Western Oregon University may/may not choose to pursue employment-based permanent residence status for candidates. This decision will be on a case-by-case basis and based on the requirements, salary, and duties of the position. If we choose not to sponsor an employee for a position it will be clearly noted on the position announcement.

Western Oregon University is a smoke and tobacco free campus. For more information on our policy, visit Tobacco Free WOU.

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Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

At Western Oregon University (WOU), no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University. If requested, WOU will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process due to disability, requests must be made in a timely manner. Please fill out the Accommodation Request Form or contact Human Resources at (503)838-8490.

Diversity Statement

Statement & Rubric

As Western Oregon University continues to takes steps to ensure we support diversity, equity and inclusion, we are now requiring a diversity statement as a part of some recruitments. They will be reviewed based on this rubric.


Surrounding Area

The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley.  The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas.

Please contact individual departments for adjunct openings not listed here.


Human Resources | Employment

P: 503-838-8552 | F: 503-838-8522 | E-mail:employment@wou.edu