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Employment Opportunities

Work for SBU

Thank you for your interest in working for Southwest Baptist University. A friendly, close-knit, Christian environment, combined with a strong benefit package, makes SBU a great place for you to invest in the lives of today's students.

Apply for Employment

To view a listing of SBU's current job openings and/or apply for employment, please select a link below. We encourage applicants to scroll down and view SBU's Principles and Expectations outlining the Christian ethical standards and expectations of the University prior to completing our online application.

SBU is committed to providing a diverse rich environment for our students, so qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Student On-Campus Employment

Current SBU students can view a list of current openings for both work study and non-work study positions through Handshake, the student employment portal. Students can register using their SBU email address in order to see available positions.

Student Openings

About SBU

SBU offers liberal arts and selected professional degrees and is affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention. SBU provides more than 100 areas of study at the undergraduate level and more than 10 graduate degree options. The main SBU campus is located in Bolivar, Missouri, with additional campuses in Springfield, Salem, and Mountain View. Total enrollment is approximately 2,700 with just over 1,100 undergraduates on the Bolivar campus.

Our Mission

At SBU, faculty and staff work together to see that our mission statement is lived out every day:

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society. 

Our faculty is respected for academic excellence, but they are loved for the personal attention they give their students. They are committed to helping students grow mentally and spiritually. Our staff supports the faculty in serving the University.

Faculty and staff work together to make the SBU mission statement real and often join students on mission trips to spread the gospel throughout the local community and the world.

Policies and Procedures

SBU understands and emphasizes the dignity and equality of all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff and students. SBU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability or veteran status. As a religious organization, SBU carefully preserves its legal right to select and maintain a faculty and staff that affirms its Principles and Expectations and will effectively advance its Christian mission.

Employees who feel they have been discriminated against shall report their concern to their direct supervisor, a member of the executive cabinet or the Director of Human Resources. Claims of discrimination will be investigated by the University and appropriate action taken based on the outcome of the investigation up to and including termination. Failure to cooperate with a discrimination investigation is a terminable offense.

In addition to compliance with the nondiscrimination provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University is required to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified person with a disability is a person who, with or without reasonable accommodations, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. A known disability is either visible or made known by the person with the disability. When a qualified individual with a disability requests an accommodation, the University will make a good faith effort to provide an accommodation that is effective for the individual and reasonable. Employees should contact the Department of Human Resources for additional information regarding the University’s compliance with the ADA.

All other inquiries concerning SBU’s compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines regarding discrimination should be directed to the Vice President for Administration, the Vice President for Student Development, the Vice President for Enrollment Management or the Director of Human Resources at 1600 University Avenue, Bolivar, Missouri 65613.


Benefits Summary (PDF)

Principles and Expectations (PDF)

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