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Careers at Whitworth

Thank you for your interest in a career at Whitworth University. We are currently accepting applications for a variety of positions. Instructions for applying are included in each job posting. If you have any questions, please email jobs@whitworth.edu.

Whitworth complies with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women and persons with disabilities.

Open positions are listed on the following postings:

Faculty Positions Staff & Administrator Positions Executive Positions

About Whitworth

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth University has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor and care for students.

Whitworth University's 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $125 million in campus improvements have been made in recent years.

A community of committed Christian faculty and staff employees carries out the university's mission "to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart," equipping its graduates "to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity."

CLERY Act Compliance Notice for Prospective Employees

In compliance with the amendments to the federal Clery Act concerning annual security reports, all potential job applicants are free to view Whitworth University's annual Campus Security Report. The annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Whitworth University and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and local law enforcement, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You will find the Campus Security Report on the university website, or you can obtain a copy by contacting the Whitworth Security Services Department at 509.777.3712.

About Spokane

Whitworth is located in Spokane, the second largest city in Washington state and the hub of the Inland Northwest. The Northwest is one of the most naturally beautiful, geographically diverse, economically vibrant and physically active regions in the country. With four distinct seasons, Spokane is surrounded by the natural beauty of dozens of lakes and rivers for boating and fishing and several mountains for skiing, hiking and biking. With 76 lakes, 35 public and private golf courses, five ski resorts and miles of trails, Spokane is a best kept secret and a recreational paradise.

Big town amenities like the symphony, a Best of Broadway series, great restaurants and retail shopping are complimented by small town friendliness and lack of traffic. A growing arts and entertainment scene supports concerts, an International Film Festival and First Fridays each month, which are a celebration of art and entertainment at venues throughout town. As a college town with six universities and colleges, Spokane draws interesting speakers and exciting team sports.

Spokane Public Schools, the largest school district in Eastern Washington and the second largest in the state, offers a portfolio of school options, including STEM programs. Private school options are also available throughout the region. Central Valley School District, Mead School District and Spokane Public Schools District all received blue ribbon awards and ranked in the top 33 percent of 2,800 districts nationwide in Expansion Management's Education Quotient.

The average Spokane commute is just 21 minutes, with none of the traffic problems typically found in larger cities. Great public transportation is available.

The Spokane International Airport services over three million people annually and is served by six different airlines offering nonstop national service to eleven locations and one-stop service to a number of cities around the globe.

Summers are warm and dry. Annual precipitation averages 16.5 inches, including 26 inches of snowfall. Average temperatures range from 69 degrees in August to 27 degrees in January. Spokane enjoys over 260 clear days each year.

And all this comes at an affordable cost of living. The median home price is $174,200. There is no state income tax. Water is sourced from the Spokane aquifer, and utility costs are low.

Estimated Driving Times From Spokane

DestinationEstimated Driving Time
Seattle 5 hours
Portland 6.5 hours
Boise 8.5 hours
Missoula 3.5 hours
Spokane Airport 30 minutes

Learn more about what Spokane has to offer.

Diversity & Community

Whitworth University is committed to seeking academic excellence while striving continuously to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse campus. Our community aspires to provide an education that embraces difference and fosters respect, through extending beyond the classroom to all university spaces and to local and global communities. Our intent is to support a learning environment in which students, faculty and staff understand the challenges, accomplishments and perspectives of various groups of people. In doing so, we gain a more complete understanding of ourselves, as well as how to engage in conversation spanning differences and commonalities. Achieving this vision is a fundamental commitment critical to Whitworth University's mission as a Christian institution of higher learning.

Read Whitworth's Christ-Centered Rationale for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Spokane, Wash., is a community with a growing multicultural population. While the majority of Spokane's population is white, the Hispanic population is growing to around 23,000 people in Spokane County, or about five percent of the population. This trend is expected to continue. Spokane radio station KMBI switched to a Spanish language format in January 2015. The city held its first month-long Fiesta Spokane to highlight the cultural heritage of the growing Latino population, including a fundraiser for scholarships, traditional cooking and a film series. 

There is also a growing Russian and Ukrainian population, providing a highly educated and bilingual workforce of approximately 1,200.

Other races represented include: 2.3 percent Asian, 1.9 percent Black or African American, 1.7 percent American Indian or Alaska Native, .4 percent Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander and 3.8 percent two or more races.

5.5 percent of the population is foreign-born, and 7.8 percent speaks a language other than English at home. Fifty-five different languages are spoken. 

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