To help attract a talented team, Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time faculty and staff.

Careers at Otterbein University

To Apply

Please email hr.jobs@otterbein.edu, addressing the position in the subject line and attach an Otterbein Employment Application, resume and cover letter including salary expectations.

Submissions may also be faxed to 614-823-1511; or mailed to Otterbein University, Human Resources, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081.

Only submissions with a completed application will be reviewed.

To complete the Otterbein Employment Application click here.

Why Otterbein?

Otterbein is building an inclusive community around our unique model of liberal education, which intentionally blends liberal arts and sciences with the professional studies through integrative and experiential learning. Our mission is to prepare our graduates to think deeply and broadly, to engage locally and globally, and to advance their professions and communities.

Otterbein’s history underlies this vision and inspires us to make ongoing progress and improvement in our commitments to diversity and equity. Otterbein is proud to have admitted women as students and hired them as faculty since our founding in 1847; to have admitted students of color before the American Civil War; and to have welcomed Japanese-American students who had been sent to internment camps during World War II.

This legacy inspires Otterbein to the ongoing work of building equity and justice in our community. We embrace diversity and cultivate leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship among our faculty, staff, and students. Otterbein’s friendly and vibrant environment fosters community and welcomes differences in culture, experience, and perspective. Diversity is a key value in Otterbein’s recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty, staff, and students. If you like to challenge norms, elevate discussions, and embrace differences, welcome to Otterbein University!

Otterbein’s location enjoys the quaintness of a small town with easy access to a big city. Otterbein is located in the small city of Westerville and within 15 minutes from Ohio’s largest city of Columbus.

 

Otterbein’s Commitment to Community:

Otterbein is committed to extending its legacy to recruit a more diverse faculty, student body and staff; to foster a climate that doesn’t just accommodate differences but celebrates them; and to provide rich opportunities for learning from our differences. Through strategic action Otterbein creates a broad institutional framework for diversity, inclusion, and equity and promotes those values throughout the university.

Available Positions

If you would like to become a part of our community and help us change our world, please review the available positions below and apply for the positions that best fit your abilities.  We thank you for choosing Otterbein and providing us the opportunity to review your application!

To apply for a staff and graduate assistant position, complete the Otterbein Employment Application and submit it with your cover letter and resume. If applying for more than one position, you must submit separate application materials for each position, noting the title of each position in the email subject line.

Faculty Positions

Staff Positions

Graduate Assistantships*

*These positions are for current Otterbein students only.

To help attract a talented team, Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time faculty and staff. See below for more information.

Tuition benefits

Tuition Waiver for Full-Time Employee and Spouse

Employee: After six months of service, an employee may enroll in any course at Otterbein.

Spouse: After one year of service, a spouse may take undergraduate classes.  After three years of service, a spouse may take graduate courses at a 50% reduction.

Please Note: The tuition waiver benefits apply to basic tuition only, at Otterbein. This benefit does not apply to books, supplies or University fees.  A designated fee of $25 is currently charged, in addition to any applicable University fees.

Dependent Tuition Waiver

After one year of service, dependent children may take undergraduate classes for up to four academic years. Tuition waiver only. No room and board.

Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program

After one year of service, dependent children may be eligible to attend one of over 600 other institutions on approved list for up to four academic years. Tuition waiver only. No room and board.

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

Medical Benefits – Anthem

Health insurance includes prescription and vision (eye exam only) through Anthem’s Blue Access (PPO) network. Otterbein and employee pay a share of premiums for single, employee and spouse/domestic partner, employee and children and family coverage. Employee is eligible the first of the month after employment, provided employee enrolls within 30 days.

Dental Benefits – Delta Dental

Dental insurance is through Delta Dental. Otterbein and employee pay a share of premiums for single, employee and spouse/domestic partner, employee and children and family coverage. Employee is eligible the first of the month after employment, provided employee enrolls within 30 days.

Vision Benefits – Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Vision coverage is through VSP.  Employee is responsible for the entire premium for single, employee and spouse/domestic partner, employee and children or family coverage. Deductions are taken pre-tax. Employee is eligible the first of the month after employment, provided employee enrolls within 30 days.

Retirement Plan

Otterbein University offers the opportunity for employees to plan for their long-term security through its 403(b) defined contribution retirement program.

Retirement Programs

The University currently makes available to all qualified employees, a retirement program administered by the Teacher Insurance Annuity Association and University Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA).

Otterbein Contributions

As part of its comprehensive compensation package, the University will contribute to a retirement fund for eligible participants. The University contributes 5% of base pay effective the first of the month after hire and 10% after 10 years of service. There is no matching requirement by the employee, and employees are 100% vested (ownership) in the University’s contributions after three years of service.

Employee Pre-Tax Contributions

Upon hire, eligible employees are given the opportunity to make their own pre-tax contributions up to the maximum amount allowed by IRS regulations. While the University’s 5% and 10% contributions are generous, they are not sufficient on their own to provide the amount of retirement income that most individuals will need. The University strongly encourages employees to contribute as much as they can since this is a defined contribution plan, which generally pays off in relationship to how much and how soon in a career that money was contributed.

Social Security

In addition to 403(b) savings, the employee and the University each pay taxes for Social Security and Medicare. Social Security tax is withheld from employees’ wages at a rate of 6.2%. Medicare is withheld at a rate of 1.45%. These are added together and referred to as FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) payroll taxes. Automatic deductions are made from each employee’s paycheck and the required contribution is made by the University.

Social Security pays benefits when you retire at age 62 or over, becomes disabled, or die, if eligibility requirements are met. Medicare is a federal health insurance program for persons age 65 and over, and certain disabled persons. It generally has two parts – hospital insurance and medical insurance.

For more information about social security, go to www.ssa.gov. For more information about Medicare, go to www.medicare.gov. Download the 403b Plan Summary Plan Description.

Income Protection

Sick Leave

Employees receive 10 days of sick leave per year up to a maximum of 130 days, or 40 days maximum for bargaining unit members. Sick leave accrues immediately for Administrative Staff. Biweekly employees are eligible to use sick leave after 120 day probationary period.

Short-Term Disability

Employees are eligible for Short-Term Disability effective the 1st of the month after one year of service. Otterbein pays the entire cost of the premium. After 30 consecutive calendar days for full-time faculty and 14 consecutive calendar days for administrators and staff, the plan pays 60% of base salary for up to 180 days.

Shared Leave

Employees are eligible after one year of service. Eligible employees may receive up to 45 days of donated leave time for catastrophic illness/injury.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurances

Otterbein pays the entire cost of life insurance coverage for two times your annual salary minus special earnings, up to $250,000.  Employees are eligible the first of the month after employment, upon completion of an enrollment form.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurances

  • Effective Date of the Plan: April 1, 2016.
  • Eligible Group(s): all active employees working at least three-quarter time.

Waiting Period

First day of the month following date of hire or the day you become eligible for the coverage.

Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Otterbein pays the cost for all employees working at least three-quarter time to have Basic Life and AD&D Insurance equal to 2 times their basic annual earnings. If not a multiple of $1,000, this amount will be rounded to the next higher multiple of $1,000. This amount may not exceed $250,000.

Personal Life and AD&D Insurance will be reduced as follows:

  • At age 67, benefits will reduce by 35% of the original amount.
  • At age 70, benefits will reduce an additional 15% of the original amount.
  • Benefits terminate when you retire.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Full-time and regular part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week may elect Voluntary Life Insurance in any $10,000 increment; subject to a maximum of five times their basic annual earnings, rounded up to the next higher $10,000. Coverage is subject to a minimum of $10,000 and an overall maximum of $500,000. Coverage is also available for a spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent child(ren).

Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance:

Full-time and regular part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week may elect Voluntary AD&D Insurance in any $10,000 increment; subject to a maximum of $500,000, not to exceed ten times their basic annual earnings. Coverage is also available for a spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent child(ren).

Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance will be reduced as follows:

  • At age 67, benefits will reduce by 35% of the original amount.
  • At age 70, benefits will reduce an additional 15% of the original amount.
  • Benefits terminate when you retire.

Long Term Disability Plan

The long-term disability plan provides financial protection for you by paying a portion of your income while you are disabled. The amount you receive is based on the amount you earned before your disability began. In some cases, you can receive disability payments even if you work while you are disabled. The Employee is eligible the first of the month after one year of service and Otterbein pays the entire cost of the premium.  After 180 calendar days of disability, if eligible, the policy pays 60% of your base salary not to exceed $10,000 per month.

Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Plan Effective Date: April 1, 2016.
  • Eligible Group(s): All active employees working at least three-quarter time.

Waiting Period

First of the month coinciding with or following 12 months of employment.

The employee must be in continuous active employment in an eligible group during the specified waiting period. If a break in service occurs where premiums are not being paid, upon returning to work, the waiting period must be met again before an employee may participate in the Long Term Disability Plan.

Who Pays for the Coverage

Your employer pays the cost of your coverage.

Elimination Period

180 calendar days of Disability caused by the same or a related sickness or injury, which must be accumulated within a 360 Calendar day period.

Monthly Benefit

60% of monthly earnings up to a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Otterbein offers an employee flexible spending program through Discovery Benefits. To learn more, visit: http://www.DiscoveryBenefits.com 

Eligibility

As an Otterbein employee, you are eligible the first of the month after employment, provided you enroll within 30 days after hire date or during annual open enrollment.

Benefits Provided

  • Health Care Reimbursement Account: Pre-tax dollars can be put aside to pay for medical, dental, and vision costs not reimbursed by insurance.
  • Limited Purpose Account for HSA Enrollees Only: Pre-tax dollars can be put aside to pay for dental and vision related costs not reimbursed by insurance.
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account: Pre-tax dollars can be set aside for expenses for care of dependent child or dependent spouse or parent.
  • Premium Redirection Account: Premiums for health and dental insurance can be deducted on a pre-tax basis.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Otterbein University makes available our Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. It includes crime statistics for the previous three years. It also includes institutional safety policy statements, a description of the Daily Crime and Fire Logs, emergency notification information, fire safety disclosures, and important information regarding sexual misconduct. You may also request and obtain a paper copy of the report by contacting the Otterbein Police Department at 614-823-1222. Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission.

Inquiries regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Scott Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs; Title IX Coordinator
614-823-1130
sfitzgerald@otterbein.edu