Employment at Biola
What makes Biola University a great place to work? Here, you can pursue your calling in a professional, welcoming environment where all of your fellow faculty and staff are committed Christians. Biola offers competitive compensation and benefits — and a healthy employee community that prioritizes both your professional growth and spiritual well-being.
All employees are Christ-followers, committed to Biola’s mission, vision and values, and we seek to love and honor God. Faith is integrated into everything we do at Biola.
Biola aims to provide work-life balance to our employees, which is evidenced through our generous employee benefits and short summer work days, to name a few.
Biola is home to a vibrant employee community where we value each other and enjoy the opportunities and experiences of being a part of a thriving university campus.
Diversity & Inclusion
We actively live out the word of God, and strive for unity amidst diversity through purposeful actions. Read more at biola.edu/about/diversity.
Faculty and Staff Application Process
Search for job openings.
Job openings will be posted on the Employment Opportunities website as they become available.
Apply to the position(s).
- Create a profile and submit the online application. Applicants can apply to more than one position, but the online application should only be submitted once.
- To update information on the online application, log in to the Biola University applicant system and select the appropriate field(s) to edit.
- All candidates will be notified of the final status of their application. Please note that email or telephone inquiries about application statuses cannot be honored.
Application will be reviewed by the appropriate school or department.
- Faculty positions: The online application and faculty CV will be reviewed by the appropriate school(s) for which they applied.
- Staff positions: The online application will be reviewed by the Office of Human Resources and referred to the hiring department.
Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
- Faculty positions: Qualified applicants will be notified by the school for an interview.
- Staff positions: Qualified applicants will be notified by the hiring department for an interview.
Applicants will be notified of a decision.
- Faculty: Faculty applicants will receive final application disposition information from the particular school(s) for which they applied.
- Staff: Staff applicants will receive an offer of employment extended by the Office of Human Resources on behalf of the hiring department.
Note: If the position has been filled, the remaining applicants will be notified by email. Please keep in mind that on average the hiring process takes approximately 2–3 months.
For current employee transfers.
- Apply to the job through the Biola Engage portal. Applications will be reviewed and notifications will be sent once a decision has been made regarding the application.
- Complete the transfer request form, which will be sent to your current supervisor. If approved, your current supervisor will forward it to the Office of Human Resources with their approval.
- For additional information, please see section 2.5 in the Employee Handbook.
All applicants, please note the following:
- Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the university. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative. Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an existing employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position.
- All positions at Biola University require applicants to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. This includes a review of any pending charges or convictions. Once a conditional offer of employment is extended, Biola utilizes the services of HireRight, a third-party agency, to conduct a criminal background check. Biola also reserves the right to expand the search if applicable for the position (e.g., a Department of Transportation search for positions that require driving).
“I really enjoy coming to work at Biola every day because of the opportunity to serve our students in a genuinely supportive working environment, and at the same time have the freedom to practice and grow in my faith in Christ. I am motivated every day by the university's Christ-centered mission, rich tradition, how the university places a high value in employee support and development, and the oneness and collaboration across our campus –– I feel like I am part of something bigger.”
“I love what I do, I’m dedicated to seeing our students succeed spiritually and academically. My work is not just an opportunity, but a viable contribution to the vision, mission and transformation strategy of the Institution. In this task, I feel supported by the leadership.”
“This is the best working atmosphere I could ever imagine. It's Christ-centered and everyone has a spirit of prayer and kindness that we all need on a daily basis. I love my flexibility that adapts to my needs at home. I love our psychology department with great co-workers, faculty and staff, and I'm very blessed to work with students to achieve their future of education with a biblical foundation to succeed in their career and family life.”
“I enjoy working at Biola because I consider it a privilege and a blessing to serve our students. I love our students and they fill my heart with delight — I see my son and daughter in each and every one of them. It's my ministry and I honor God every single day I come to work.”
“The ability to develop rich and Christ-centered relationships with students and colleagues is one of the reasons why I enjoy working at Biola. There is a genuine desire to know each other as whole people and not just what we can produce or offer the university. The conversations I have with students and colleagues both encourage and challenge me to reflect on my faith, values and conviction, and have helped me grow as a person and professional.”
Biola University is committed to providing a learning and living environment that promotes safety, transparency, personal integrity, civility, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination. See Biola's Theological Statement on Diversity. As a Christian university controlled by its Board of Trustees, Biola has requested and received a regulatory exemption under Title IX, 34 C.F.R., Section 106.12, and is also exempted from provisions of California Education Code 66270 to the extent that the application of such laws is not consistent with the institution's religious tenets. These exemptions may apply to, but are not limited to, requirements as expressed in university policies including the following: Student Community Standards (undergraduate), Community Standards (graduate), housing policies, admissions processes, and Employee Standards of Conduct. Biola retains the rights afforded under federal law and the laws of the State of California.