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Working at Biola University


University Employment is dedicated to contributing to a staff environment of professional competence and integrity through the search and selection process of qualified applicants in the context of Christian faith and values. Further, we are committed to the enhancement of the quality of student life through the on-campus student employment experience.

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).

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.

Top Reasons To Work at Biola

  • By far, the top reason that applicants want to work at Biola University is because the University’s doctrinal statement and standard of conduct is in line with their own.
  • Often applicants are seeking employment that offers deeper fulfillment and they recognize that by working at Biola University their work will have an impact on eternity.
  • Applicants also like knowing that all of their co-workers have the same core beliefs and enjoy being in community with other believers.
  • The legacy of Biola University throughout its history and its current positive influence in the Christian community also is a strong draw for applicants. Our students and employees are our best advertisement, many times recommending that family members and friends apply.
  • The benefits at Biola show the value that the University puts on having a good work/life balance. Various paid leaves such as vacation, family sick leave, personal business leave and bereavement leave are strong evidence of its support.
  • Many times applicants comment on the natural beauty of the campus. It lends to applicants feeling at “home” when they walk on the campus and are surrounded by God’s amazing creation.
  • Over the years the services and resources that Biola provides to the Christian community as well as the surrounding community has led to many applicants’ desire to one day be employees. Many applicants comment on how they have felt safe taking walks on campus or that their children have taken lessons at the swimming pool. Others have been to the campus for various events over the years such as the Defending the Faith series, conferences, city-wide fairs and safe Halloween alternatives.

Guidelines for Applying

Application Guidelines

  1. Applicants only need to complete the full online application once, and after this only updates to information will be necessary. To update information, simply log-in to the Biola University applicant system and select the appropriate field to update the information that has changed.
  2. All candidates will be notified of the final disposition of their application. However, email or telephone inquiries about the status of a position cannot be honored.
  3. Vacancies are posted on the website as they are received.
  4. Before submitting an application for an existing position, please review the minimum qualifications on the job description, if available, to ensure the position is an appropriate match.
  5. Current employees requesting a transfer must complete the electronic application once, in addition to their approved paper transfer request. Any subsequent transfer requests would only require an update to existing application information, if applicable.

Application Process (for Staff Applicants Only)

  1. For non-Biola employees: In order to start the application process, you must first create an account by clicking on the "Create a Profile" option on the top right corner of the Biola Employment website.
  2. Applications will be reviewed by the Human Resources department.
  3. If the qualifications are met, then the application will be forwarded to the hiring department.
  4. Then the hiring department will select candidates to be tested and interviewed.
  5. Upon the final decision of the hiring supervisor, an offer of employment is extended by the Human Resources department.
  6. Please keep in mind that most job searches take approximately two - three months.
  7. Once the position has been filled, the remaining applicants will be notified by e-mail.
  8. For Biola employees: Please login and apply through the Biola Engage! portal. Applications will be reviewed, and notifications will be sent once a decision has been made regarding the application.

Application Process (for Faculty Applicants Only)

  1. For non-Biola employees: In order to start the application process, you must first create an account by clicking on the "Create a Profile" option on the top right corner of the Biola Employment website.
  2. Faculty CV information will be directly forwarded to the appropriate School(s) on campus.
  3. Faculty applicants will receive final application disposition information from the particular School(s) applied to.
  4. For Biola employees who have worked at Biola for at least a year and have a signed transfer request from the supervisor: Please login and apply through the Biola Engage! portal.

Annual Security Report: Department of Campus Safety

Biola University's Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Biola University and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, alcohol & drug use, and sexual assault.

In addition, the Annual Security Report gives information about services provided by Campus Safety, emergency preparedness & procedures, safety rules, and rules for parking & driving on campus.

You can obtain a copy of the Annual Security Report and crime statistics by contacting the Campus Safety Department at (562) 903-4877 or by accessing the following websites:

Information on registered sex offenders can be found at or by calling the Los Angeles County Sheriff at (562) 863-8711.

Employment Questions?

Phone: (562) 944-0351, ext. 5207
Fax: (562) 906-4565

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