Willamette is a nationally renowned, highly selective private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. and has become a national leader in sustainability and civic engagement.
Our beautiful, historic campus, located across the street from the Oregon Capitol, features a residential undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and three professional graduate schools: the College of Law, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the Graduate School of Education.
Through small classes, close student-faculty relationships, a commitment to collaborative research and a variety of programs to meet individual student objectives, we provide an environment where teaching and learning flourish.
Willamette's core commitments include:
- Pursuing academic excellence in teaching, research and student learning
- Fostering a diverse, vibrant and intellectually stimulating learning and social community
- Preparing global-minded students for meaningful lives of professional achievement and civic contribution
Willamette challenges its students to broaden their college experience beyond the classroom. Activities such as study abroad, one-on-one research with a faculty member, debate tournaments in Eastern Europe and choir performances in South Africa all contribute to the liberal arts education offered at Willamette University.
Willamette University Values Diversity
Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.