Join Our Community

Join Our Community

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

Why St. Olaf?

Tom Armstrong
Retired Locksmith

“We are people from all over the world with different backgrounds, different experiences, and often different view points coming together to unite for a common goal to learn from each other. Strength, trust, equity, leadership, compassion, empathy, inclusion, fellowship, and understanding are all values that come to mind when I think about the people in our community. I am proud to be a part of this community.”

Brandon Cash
Associate Director of Student Activities

“The St. Olaf community feels like family. I feel as if I have gotten to know my staff colleagues, our faculty, and certainly our students beyond their main campus capacities. It is not uncommon to know members of the St. Olaf community both by name and by story; a factor that I love about the Hill!”

Janele Grassle
Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

“In three words — generous, committed, connected. I find Oles to be amazingly generous. As the alumni career coach, I not only support Oles but also request support from Oles — and I am never disappointed. If you are in a new city, state, or country, there is an Ole network to welcome you.”

Louis Epstein
Associate Professor of Music

“I love teaching at St. Olaf because this is a gorgeous campus, and it makes coming into work everyday a true pleasure. It’s always this beautiful and I hope you get a chance to experience it sometime soon.”



All faculty and staff with 0.50 FTE and above are eligible for the variety of benefits offered by St. Olaf. Coverage begins the first of the month concurrent with or following, the date of hire. Benefits range from Health and Dental to Retirement.

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One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

St. Olaf Perks

St. Olaf Perks

The Hill is a place that provides many unique experiences and extras that you won’t find anywhere else. Go ahead, take advantage of these perks!

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Faculty Research Opportunities

Faculty Research Opportunities

St. Olaf College offers substantial funding for faculty development, including programming and workshops available through the academic year and summer, assistance with researching and writing grant proposals, sabbatical and competitively-awarded leaves, and internal and granted-funded support. With a few exceptions, these resources are available to term as well as tenured/tenure track faculty members.


Training and Development

St. Olaf College is committed to the professional development of our staff and faculty because every member of the St. Olaf community is vital to the success of the college. This development includes a variety of training programs offered throughout the year that are intended to improve skills and knowledge related to your career. We believe that supporting your professional development and personal growth will create a better workplace environment and lead to a stronger St. Olaf community.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Voluntary Affirmative Action Employer

“The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.”

Learn More About St. Olaf’s Commitment to Equity and Inclusion