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Grow with Earlham

As one of the largest employers in Wayne County, Indiana, we pride ourselves on being not just a great place to work—but a wonderful community for our faculty, staff and students to live, play and grow together. 

Founded in 1847, Earlham College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college that aspires to change lives for good. Our community is shaped by the perspectives and values of the Religious Society of Friends—commonly known as Quakers—but you don’t have to be Quaker to work or study here. (In fact, most of us aren’t!) Instead, our community comes together around our shared Principles and Practices: respect for persons, integrity, peace and justice, simplicity, and community. Through our common understanding of these values and our shared governance structure, each member of the Earlham community is encouraged to participate fully, applying their personal expertise and experience to moving the College forward.

We’re delighted that you’re interested in joining the Earlham community and look forward to learning more about you through the application process.

Oh, and by the way—it’s pronounced “Ur-luhm”!

Your career is here

Check out our current job openings to see if there is one right for you.

Why Earlham?

Here are just a few of the top reasons our employees choose Earlham:

Ask a group of Earlhamites what’s special about this place, and you’re sure to hear something about the sense of community. As an Earlham employee, you’ll be welcomed into a community that’s dedicated to collaborating, learning and uplifting—together.

From Earlham’s retirement plans to our health insurance options to paid time off and family leave, there are numerous ways beyond salary that a career at Earlham pays. Learn more about our benefits.

From professional development grants to tuition remission for Earlham classes, we’re just as interested in helping you advance in your career as you are.

Richmond, Indiana is truly a great place to live, with the best of both worlds: we’re conveniently located near several metropolitan areas, but our community is small enough to feel personal. Plus, the great outdoors is never far away.

Richmond and Wayne County boast a number of excellent education options at all levels. Earlham has a special relationship with the Richmond Friends School, which operates Trueblood Preschool on our campus. And our Graduate Programs in Education students and faculty are well acquainted with Richmond Community Schools, where our M.A.T. students often complete their practica. Plus, Richmond is home to no fewer than five institutions of higher education—including Earlham and Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Theological Seminary, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue Polytechnic Institute Richmond.

Get to know your future community

Earlham’s faculty and staff are talented, dedicated and brilliant—but perhaps more importantly, they’re collaborative, warm and genuine. Our community is our strongest asset, and we invite you to get to know the people who make it great.

Why I chose Earlham

Living in Richmond

Earlham is located in Richmond, Indiana—and our hometown has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for a place with great food, arts and culture, or greenspace and outdoor activities, Richmond (and the rest of Wayne County) is a wonderful place to call home.

Richmond is also conveniently located between several metropolitan areas, including Dayton, Indianapolis and Cincinnati—so if you’re looking to live in a bigger city, commuting can also be an option.

Ready to start looking at housing options in the Richmond area? Here are a few resources to help you get started.



Ready to join our community?

If Earlham sounds like the place for you, we’re here to work with you through the application process. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you complete your employment application:

  • We’re a community that’s committed to promoting diversity and providing equal access to employment opportunities to all qualified persons.
  • We practice affirmative action to assure that women and racial minority candidates are actively sought for all faculty and staff vacancies.
  • We also seek candidates who are Quaker or in congruence with Quaker testimonies.  Read our full diversity aspiration vision statement and learn more about our equal employment commitment in our handbooks.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.