Here you will find opportunities to become part of a remarkable community working together to fulfill the university’s mission of “educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other persons, for the community and for the earth.” More than 800 employees at PLU hold positions as faculty members, administrators, academic and administrative staff, including trades and support services.
Located on a 156-acre woodland campus, six miles south of Tacoma, in suburban Parkland, Washington, PLU is a private university dedicated to doing things differently since 1890. With a tradition of rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, we are committed to developing ethical and educated individuals who are prepared for a lifetime of success—both in their careers and in service to others.
The faculty and staff of PLU are similarly devoted to service. Working on a university campus requires a commitment to caring for our students, colleagues, campus, and community. Whether staff are preparing meals in the dining hall, processing payments in the Business Office, maintaining our trees and grounds, or teaching a class, all positions are critical to the success of PLU, our students, and staff.