Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. Faculty must be willing to endorse by signing the Eastern University’s doctrinal statement. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
Applying for a Position
Our application process has recently changed. Submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job search # in the subject line for processing. In an effort to improve our recruitment process, please indicate how you learned about the vacancy (Eastern website, Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc.).
- Cover letter
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Names and contact information for three (3) professional references for staff positions or three (3) professional reference letters for faculty positions.
- Faculty only are required to submit unofficial transcripts.
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Eastern University recognizes that diversity and inclusiveness is essential in establishing a prosperous and productive campus community. Having a diverse faculty and staff community creates energy and insight as well as establishing cultural awareness and shared differences among our community as we seek to follow our mission of Faith, Reason and Justice.
Therefore, having a diverse campus is a primary initiative at Eastern. All members of our community are encouraged and empowered to achieve their personal, educational and career goals while learning about different cultures.
A Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has been established to develop a comprehensive plan for diversity and inclusion consistent with Eastern University’s mission & vision that responds to the needs of our students, with a particular focus on increasing underrepresented populations in faculty, student-serving staff and leadership positions.
Background Checks Process
Standard University employees are required to complete the background clearance process. Employment is contingent upon the successful results of an employment background screening. The employment background screening may include but is not limited to your consumer credit history ( for positions that work with the university finances or alumni funds only), verification of education and professional credentials, criminal history, driving history, residency, immigration status, performance, references, and other qualities pertinent to your qualifications for the following position.
Youth Clearances are required for positions with direct contact with children and essential personnel positions. Employees working with or around minor age children are required to complete the youth clearance process which includes the following four child protection clearances:
- FBI Criminal Record Check;
- Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance and;
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check.
In accordance with state laws, Act 73 of 2007, Act 153 of 2014, Act 168 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law), school employees of Eastern University who will have "direct contact with children" must complete the background check process prior to employment. Results must be submitted within ten days of receipt.