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Working at Colgate

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the university’s core.
Founded in 1819, Colgate is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges.

Employment Opportunities


Contact Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 315-228-7411 
Fax: 315-228-7171

Selection Process

Selection decisions are made by the actual hiring department rather than human resources. In order to be considered for a position, applicants must apply online here.
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After completing the online application, you will have the opportunity to attach an electronic copy of your resume, cover letter, and other supporting documents utilizing the online system. Paper, e-mailed, and faxed applications and resumes cannot be accepted.

Colgate has an affirmative action plan in place and strongly encourages both the hiring and promotion of minorities and women.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. To review the full statement, please click here.

Applicants with Disabilities

Colgate will provide reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants. Please request assistance in advance by contacting Human Resources at 315-228-7014.
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When requested to do so, and in conjunction with the applicant, Colgate will define the need and type of accommodation on a case-by-case basis by making a detailed job analysis of the position.

It is Colgate's policy to provide equal opportunity in employment and not to discriminate against any individuals with disabilities who are qualified for employment in the positions for which they apply.

Commitment To You

Commitment To You

We work hard to provide an environment where each employee is treated as an important contributor and can continue to learn and grow.

Strong Sense of Place

Strong Sense of Place

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Living the Liberal Arts

Living the liberal arts

Colgate is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry.

Village of Hamilton

Village of Hamilton

Colgate is located in a community of about 3,000 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.