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At Michigan, you are part of something greater, contributing to a mission of discovery and care. You are valued for your time and talent. You are supported with benefits to promote health, well-being, and balance. And you are challenged with opportunities to grow, personally and professionally. Be your best self at Michigan.
As one of the most innovative universities in the world, the University of Washington hires people who constantly seek new ways to advance the public good. Our more than 31,000 employees are driven to become a part of something greater than themselves by creating student access to excellent higher education, conducting ground-breaking research, offering life-saving patient care, and serving people in Washington and around the world. A university committed to advancing inclusion and operating sustainably, the UW is consistently honored as a “Great College to Work For” and ranked #5 on Forbes’ “Best Employers in Washington” list. The UW was founded in 1861 and provides world-renowned education to more than 54,000 students each year. We have schools and research programs on our Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses, and offer cutting-edge medical care at our Montlake, Northwest and Harborview Medical Centers in Seattle, Valley Medical Center in Renton, and clinics throughout the region. The UW is the 5th largest employer in the state of Washington, sustaining one out of every 37 jobs, and has an economic impact exceeding $15 billion per year.
Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning. Today, we stand as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending Aggie leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, within a two-hour drive of 26 million of the state’s 28 million residents, Texas A&M's main campus in College Station is home to more than 62,500 students. Another 5,700 are at the branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar and other locations across Texas. As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M is making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including science and technology. With an employee pool of over 3,900 faculty and 5,900 staff, we seek applicants who exemplify the highest performance standards in teaching, research, scholarship, and administration.
At Purdue University, we never stop in our persistent pursuit of the next giant leap. Together, in this community, we are dedicated to providing an education that’s built on respect and fosters learning. We engage in world-changing research to deliver innovation. And we create an environment of inclusion and a culture of hard work that help build balance and growth. We are here to develop practical solutions to the toughest challenges we face today, so that we can build a better world together. This is the kind of place where big things are accomplished. We keep going to show the world what’s possible. Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue's role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that's without rival. Take one small step and apply today to join a nationally renowned university with a robust benefits package and a commitment to work/life balance. A career that means something. That’s my giant leap.
The Ohio State University, one of the biggest and most comprehensive universities in the country, creates experiences that bring together expertise, ideas and resources to improve communities locally and globally. Ohio State is regularly honored as one of the nation’s top 20 public universities. With campuses and research centers throughout the state, the institution’s unrivaled depth and breadth advance innovation, health care and research within Ohio’s communities. For more than 150 years, Ohio State has inspired the next generation of leaders, discovering groundbreaking medical breakthroughs and finding solutions to the problems the world is facing now. Ohio State also has a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. Ohio State offers more than 200 majors and programs — plus 500 specializations — for undergraduates, in addition to more than 230 master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs and an estimated 12,000 course offerings. Join Ohio State’s community. At The Ohio State University, we connect people, ideas and resources to put knowledge into practice and create meaningful impact in people’s lives. Buckeyes lead with purpose. We advance excellence and inspire people to join in and take action. Together, we’ll create meaningful impact at a scale few others can match. Explore our extensive benefits Ohio State provides access to opportunities and resources for all employees. Starting your first day, Ohio State offers you a comprehensive benefits package. • WORK-LIFE: Flexible and remote work arrangements where applicable, child care program, and access to educational, athletic and cultural events. • RETIREMENT: State pension and alternative options with competitive employer contributions, as well as optional supplemental plans. • HEALTH: Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and wellness programming. • TIME OFF: Paid vacation and sick time, parental and medical leave plus 11 paid holidays. Short and long-term disability options also available. • FINANCIAL: Tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, adoption assistance, and discounts with preferred vendors and university partners. • WELLNESS: Lifestyle spending account, employee assistance program, health reimbursement account, and employee wellness program.
Founded in 1853, the University of Florida (UF) is the state's oldest university and one of the largest in the country, with more than 50,000 students and 4,000 faculty members. UF is a major land-grant research university encompassing 2,000 acres in Gainesville, Florida. Its 16 colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and about 200 graduate programs, including education, law, medicine, psychology, and philosophy. UF has a student-teacher ratio of 21:1. It is also a member of the Association of American Universities, a confederation of the top research universities in North America. A founding member of the Southeastern Conference, UF's athletic teams (the Florida Gators) are typically ranked nationally.
There’s a reason Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the world’s universities. Across 24 campuses, our 100,000 students and 40,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom – it’s the positive impact made on communities across the world. Our ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission. And across the world is a community of Penn Staters – more than half a million strong – driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities. At Penn State, passion is met with collaboration in an environment that is rooted in shared pride for the accomplishments of our fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Penn Staters cheer each other on to build a culture committed to service and engagement. Our University values represent our core ethical aspirations for all our daily activities and actions as students, faculty, staff, and volunteers at Penn State. Are Values are as follows; Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community. We Are Penn State. One Community. Impacting Many.
The Spartan population is anything but spartan, at least at Michigan State University (MSU). With an enrollment of roughly 47,000 students, MSU dominates the town of East Lansing. It offers more than 200 programs of study through 17 colleges. MSU is the only university in the country with three on-campus medical schools, graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, as well as veterinarians (DVMs). Its research breakthroughs range from the cross-fertilization of corn in the 1870s to developing a top-selling anticancer drug in the 1960s. MSU was founded in 1855 as a land-grant college under the name Agricultural College of the State of Michigan. It became a full university a century later.
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, the University of Maryland has enjoyed a remarkable rise in accomplishment and reputation over the past two decades. By any measure, Maryland is now one of the nation's preeminent public research universities and on a path to become one of the world's best. To fulfill this promise, we must capitalize on our momentum, fully exploit our competitive advantages, and pursue ambitious goals with great discipline and entrepreneurial spirit. This promise is within reach.