Working at Bushnell


Working at Bushnell

Bushnell University strives to recruit, hire, and retain quality individuals to support the mission of the University. In serving as an employee here, you will be part of an academic community that fosters Wisdom, Faith, and Service in our students as we help them identify the call that God has for each of them in their lives.

As a staff member, you will be part of a community that seeks to cultivate your faith while you make a difference in the lives of our students.  We invite you to answer your calling and become a Bushnell Beacon.

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Bushnell Overview

Since 1895 Bushnell University has been helping students discover and answer God’s call on their lives through providing a Christ-centered education that fosters wisdom, faith, and service in its students.

In serving as an employee at Bushnell, you will be part of an academic community that seeks to cultivate your faith while you make a difference in the lives of our students.

Our Location

Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant University District, which also includes the University of Oregon. Nestled in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, you can experience all four seasons and find lots of outdoor activities to do, as you can bike, run, walk, and check out the luscious green scenery on one of our famous trails here in Track Town, USA.  Eugene is small enough for you to know your neighbors and large enough to offer fantastic arts, entertainment, dining, healthcare, and educational opportunities.

Eugene is approximately 100 miles south of Portland.  A short trip from campus provides opportunities to visit and take advantage of the Oregon Coast; to ski, snowboard, or snowshoe the winter beauty of Mount Bachelor and Willamette Pass; to hike one of many local waterfalls, or to kayak paddleboard in one of 249 lakes found throughout Lane County.

Beacon Perks

  • A Christian work environment, committed to spiritual growth and formation
  • Impactful and engaging transformational work with students
  • Weekly all campus Chapel services and monthly employee chapel events
  • Access to the Bushnell Fitness Center
  • Free parking
  • Access to Bushnell and the University of Oregon library
  • Weekly free meal in our cafeteria
  • Professional development trainings, workshops, and academic advancement
  • Opportunities to get involved around campus
  • Service opportunities through annual community service activities and mission trips


What are the typical qualifications or requirements for working at Bushnell University?

Bushnell seeks candidates who demonstrate a vibrant and maturing Christian faith who are passionate about supporting, promoting, and facilitating our mission to foster wisdom, faith, and service through excellent academic programs within a Christ-centered community.  Other qualifications and requirements vary depending on the position that one is applying for, but generally a relevant educational background and experience in the field are necessary.

How can I apply for a job at Bushnell University?

To apply for a job at Bushnell University, you can visit the university’s official website and navigate to the “Careers” section. There, you will find information on current job openings and instructions on how to submit your application.

What happens next?

When you have submitted a complete application packet, your application will be reviewed by the hiring manager and/or selection committee. The hiring manager and/or selection committee established for this position decide which applicants are interviewed and which applicant is selected for hire.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule a time to meet with the hiring manager and/or selection committee.  Candidates are notified of the status of the position throughout the process.

What benefits and compensation packages does Bushnell University offer to its employees?

Bushnell University offers competitive benefits and compensation packages, including health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, paid holidays, and a tuition remission program for employees, spouses, and/or dependent children.

Other perks include working in a strong Christ-centered community with amazing colleagues and students, spiritual and professional development opportunities, participation in student and employee chapel, access to the Campus Fitness Center, free admission to numerous student events including athletic and music concerts and productions, library access, and numerous volunteer opportunities.

Are there any specific policies or guidelines that employees should be aware of while working at Bushnell University?

Bushnell employees are expected to adhere to the university’s policies and guidelines. These include policies related to professional conduct, ethical standards, diversity and inclusion, confidentiality, and academic integrity. The employee handbook will provide comprehensive details on these policies.

How would you describe the campus culture at Bushnell University and its impact on the work environment?

Bushnell University is known for being a very strong Christ-centered community that is both supportive and collaborative. It values community, academic excellence, and spiritual growth. The university promotes a positive work environment that fosters teamwork, innovation, and a strong sense of purpose in fulfilling its mission of educating and developing students.

Employee Recognition

Each year various special achievements are given out to Bushnell employees for their years of service, hard work, and dedication to the university.

Why Work at Bushnell?

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"I am proud to be part of an institution working to help people move forward in their lives. Whether it’s their first time in a college setting or some point along a more extended journey, Bushnell believes in them as a whole person and strives to train and equip them for big things."
-Nathan Icenhower
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"I love working at Bushnell University because of the community we have. Working with people daily who share a common calling to help students grow spiritually, personally, and academically is a true blessing."
-Jenée Cázares
Mindi Barta
"I enjoy working at Bushnell University because it enables me to empower graduate students to help those in need, fostering wellness and healing in our community and beyond. I’m able to actively contribute to the advancement of my field while making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals. At Bushnell, I’m able to integrate wisdom, faith, and service in my own life and the lives of others."
-Mindi Barta
Mindi Barta
"I like working at Bushnell University because it is a genuine Christ Centered University. I am able to live my life of faith in Christ without any reservation or institutional obstacles, compared to the public universities. I get to be a part of an institution that really cares about people no matter what they look like, or where they're from. I also have an opportunity to really make a positive difference in the lives of so many young people. I love the vision of Bushnell
and I'm excited to be part of executing that vision.
-George Walcott

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