Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Gustavus Employment Website!

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Employment decisions at Gustavus are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The College does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance or other categories protected by law. All employees are responsible for supporting the concept of equal opportunity and affirmative action and assisting the College in meeting its objectives.

Gustavus will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to, and including termination of employment.

3 Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics), Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science OR Discrete Mathematics), Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Assistant Professor of Economics and Management (Finance and Business Economics)
Department of Economics and Management

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Management to begin September 1, 2017. Qualified applicants will be considered for the additional appointment of endowed chair of economics-capital systems, a renewable three-year appointment which includes an annual stipend and professional development funds. The purpose of the endowed chair is to advance the teaching and learning of economics, specifically capital systems.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have a doctoral degree in Economics from an AACSB-accredited university. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and maintain an active scholarly research agenda appropriate for a college emphasizing undergraduate education. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will include six courses per year. Specific course assignments are somewhat flexible, but would include Business Finance and Principles of Micro- or Macroeconomics plus at least one of the following: Statistics, International Trade and Finance, Economic Development, and Econometrics. Please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to economics_search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service). The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. Sheng Yang, Chair
Department of Economics and Management
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Sheng Yang at syang10@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to those whose files are complete by October 15, 2016.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2300 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet


Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics (Computer Science OR Discrete Mathematics)
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2017. The department is considering applicants with specializations in either computer science or discrete mathematics; the letter of application should indicate which position is being applied for.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in either Computer Science or Mathematics, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and research is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experience represented in the department.

Major/Essential Functions: The course load for the position will be 6 course equivalents, usually three courses per semester. Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Computer Science Position: Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in computer science at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, contributing to courses in general education, and advising of students.

Discrete Mathematics Position: Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in mathematics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, contributing to courses in general education, and advising of students.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to lboomgaa@gustavus.edu (indicate in the subject line either “CS TT Application” or “Math TT Application”). The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference or letter service) via www.MathJobs.org. At least one of the letters of recommendation should specifically address teaching. The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Dr. San Skulrattanakulchai, Supreme Chairbeing
Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Department
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at www.gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. San Skulrattanakulchai at sskulrat@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2300 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet


Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Department of Physics

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics to begin September 1, 2017 (subject to final approval). This position should be attractive to recent or imminent Ph.D. recipients who are considering a career at a liberal arts college or small university. The department considers the mentoring of new faculty to be an important part of visiting appointments, and has a successful record in this regard.

The Physics Department has a nationally recognized program providing general-education courses in the liberal arts and service courses for majors in other science disciplines, as well as a comprehensive physics major. Gustavus graduates an average of 18 physics majors per year, of whom a very high percentage pursue graduate and professional degrees. The department is staffed by 6.0 FTE faculty, and is housed and well-equipped in the 64,000 square-foot Olin Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. More information about the department may be found at https://gustavus.edu/physics/.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in physics (or a related field), but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate must have a record of successful physics teaching at the TA level or beyond, and be comfortable teaching with modern laboratory instructional equipment and software. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. Previous academic experience with diverse populations is highly desirable.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary responsibilities during the fall and spring semesters will include approximately 12 contact hours per week in lecture and laboratory courses at the introductory and upper level for various audiences. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a course during our interim January term (a one-month experimental course). There will be some opportunities for visiting faculty to collaborate in undergraduate research in areas such as AMO, optics, acoustics, and other fields, although research activity is not an expectation of this position.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to physicssearch@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, undergraduate and graduate-studies transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference). At least one letter should be from a person who can supply an informed evaluation of the applicant's teaching experience. The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to:

Instructor Search
Department of Physics
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at https://gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact physicssearch@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2300 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet


4 Staff Positions

Assistant Director of Campus Safety, Market Place Supervisor, Director of Gift Planning, Assistant Director of Residential Life - Operations

Assistant Director of Campus Safety
Campus Safety

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Campus Safety.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the immediate supervisor for Campus Safety Patrol Officers. To ensure that staff effectively perform their job duties to achieve a safe campus environment. To serve as a member of the Campus Safety Leadership Team. All supervisory tasks are performed in accordance with equal opportunity and affirmative action, non-harassment and employee safety policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets with staff officers during assigned shift to review problems/issues. Answers specific questions or concerns received from the officers.
  • Determines appropriate actions in response to emergency situations. Provides on-site supervision as necessary.
  • Completes or insures the completion of administrative forms/reports related to incidents.
  • Responds to or delegates the dispatching of officers to respond to all incidents on campus.
  • Patrols campus areas to assess the effectiveness of officers on that shift and to provide additional support.
  • Recommends changes to operational/administrative policies or procedures to improve protective or life safety service activities.
  • Create weekly work schedules for full time & part time officers. Adjust work schedules to accommodate vacations, sickness, and special events.
  • Maintain records for ongoing in-service and refresher training of full time and part time officers.
  • Perform monthly maintenance and maintain records of departmental equipment (Alco sensor, portable emergency light systems, AED’s, fire suppression equipment and portable jump start battery packs).
  • Monitor and update color code system for room and building lock up.
  • Process and maintain records of all evidence and property confiscated by officers.  Proper disposition of all property as directed by the director of campus safety.
  • Monitor and maintain excess officer equipment inventory.
  • Assists in the in-service and new officer training programs.
  • Conducts investigations of college policy violations.
  • Serves as a liaison officer to city police, fire and ambulance personnel.
  • Keeps management informed of issues concerning daily operations through periodic meetings, email.
  • Responsible for seeing the daily patrol objectives and special security tasks are completed by officers during tours of duty.
  • Assists in the management of a campus fire safety program including routine fire drills in campus residence halls, scheduling the testing of fire safety systems and providing programming in the area of campus fire safety.
  • Represents the Director of Campus Safety in her/his absence.
  • Performs all services as a professional representative for the college.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures in the Campus Safety Standard Operating.
  • Remain current on changing job responsibilities and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years experience in campus security/safety.
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office complex and database systems.
  • Mature, emotionally stable individual with ability to use good judgment in making decisions.
  • Pass background investigation, physical and drug/alcohol screening.
  • Maintain valid Minnesota Driver’s License.
  • Following hire must successfully complete First Responder training and the department’s Field Officer Training Program.
  • Following hire must successfully complete Responsible Employee and Campus Security Authority training.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • FEMA NIMS ICS-700, ICS-100, ICS-200 certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Progressive supervisory experience in security on a college campus.
  • First Responder training/certification.
  • Extended Emergency Management training and experience.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:   

  • Exposure to external weather conditions year-round.
  • Extensive physical exercise including walking and climbing.
  • Rotating shift work including days and nights, weekends
  • Exposure to dangerous situations (e.g. weapons, assaults, traffic hazards, and blood borne pathogens).  Threats of personal or environmental (chemical spills, fires, etc.).

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 10/27/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Market Place Supervisor
Dining Service

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for the position of MarketPlace Supervisor. This position is 40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year, and weekends on rotation.  

The primary purpose of this position is supervising the day to day operation of the Dining Service and works as a part of the Dining Service Management Team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the day-to-day operation of the Market Place, Kitchen, and Courtyard Cafe area.  
  • Acts as manager on duty, when required, accepting sole responsibility for all aspects of dining service operations in the absence of the Assistant Director of Dining - Operations
  • Assists in training, evaluation and discipline of regular and student employees.
  • Ensures that service, sanitation, and food products meet quality standards.
  • Acts as communication link between Dining Service Staff and Dining customers and Assistant Director
  • Participates in planning meetings with Department Personnel and other Supervisory Staff.
  • Responds to and accepts customer feedback/concerns as received.
  • Fills in as Dining Service Supervisor in the Catering/Concessions areas as requested.
  • Coordinates scheduled and emergency maintenance with service/production schedules and communicates such to Dining Service Staff.
  • Works as part of the Dining Service Management Team participating in decision-making for dining service operations.
  • Contributes input in scheduling of full-time, part-time, and student staff.
  • Positive Role Model for all Dining Service Staff.
  • Works through the personnel of the unit to accomplish departmental goals and obligations.
  • Adheres to uniform and appearance expectations as established by Director of Dining Service.
  • Maintains professional service standards as established by the Director  and Assistant Director of Dining Service.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • Two years Dining Service management/supervisory experience.
  • Basic Math skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Volume food production and service knowledge through relevant experience.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including over-time and weekends.
  • Dependable, positive reinforcer, self motivated and directed.
  • Dedicated to service of Gustavus Community.
  • Possession of valid driver's license (class C).

Working Environment:

  • Foodservice equipment and machinery
  • Physical Dining Service environment on campus
  • Off-premise catering locations as required
  • Operation of Dining Service/College transport vehicles
  • Extended periods of standing and walking
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

To apply, please complete the application from our website https://gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment/application. Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Grade: 5

Posted on: 12/14/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Director of Gift Planning
Office of Advancement

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Director of Gift Planning with the Office of Advancement.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This opportunity is a position of great importance to engage and build relationships with individuals connected to the College for the purpose of cultivating, soliciting, and securing major and planned gifts for the College. Directors of Gift Planning work as a team for the benefit of Gustavus Adolphus College.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Vice President and other members of the gift planning staff.
  • Participates actively in strategic and annual planning for the Advancement Office; and participates in the implementation of the strategic plan for the College.
  • Spends at least 50% of his/her time in the field with prospective donors, half of this time may be spent traveling outside of the Twin Cities region; actively engages and participates in the team’s prospect review process.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the members of the entire Advancement staff, and as required, the President and executive staff, members of the Board of Trustees, senior college administrators, and faculty, to accomplish annual and longer term fund-raising goals.
  • Provides leadership for developing and carrying out fund-raising efforts in strategic demographic areas/regions and supports the constituent engagement opportunities associated with those regions.
  • Provides targeted and coordinated leadership for the Reunion Giving Program with strategic attention and responsibility for a signature Reunion Class (or Classes) fund-raising efforts.  This responsibility to include (but not limited to): class fund-raising goal setting, committee selection and recruitment, individual solicitation, discovery visit coordination, and reunion weekend planning.
  • Works with colleagues to develop and implement successful gift planning marketing, education, recognition, and stewardship programs; and participates in growing the membership of the College’s recognition societies.
  • Grows in professional expertise; (and as budget allows) participates in professional organizations, attends pertinent local, regional, or national continuing education meetings; reads supportive professional publications.
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Ability to focus on priorities, meet deadlines, and achieve established fund-raising goals.
  • Excellent skill in written, interpersonal, and public communication.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major outright, deferred, and annual fund gifts
  • Demonstrated success in carrying out annual, capital, and/or comprehensive fund raising campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success in effectively leading and managing volunteers for fund-raising efforts.
  • Demonstrated success in working as an effective member of a fund-raising team.
  • Computer literacy, usage of applicable software, and office technology.
  • Knowledge of strategic and annual planning
  • Demonstrated ability in maintaining high levels of confidentiality.
  • Experience with and commitment to the mission of a church-related liberal arts college.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a discipline related to the field of advancement
  • 5+ years of fund-raising experience

Work Environment:

  • Routine travel by car and plane (and sometimes train) is required.
  • Traveling by personal vehicle is required, mileage is reimbursed.
  • Evenings and weekends is an expectation, as the College events calendar demands.
  • Ability to lift, pull, and carry approximately 10 to 30 pounds.

To learn more about this position or to apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 10/27/2016

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304


Assistant Director of Residential Life - Operations
Residential Life

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Residential Life - Operations with Residential Life.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares 2,400 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This position serves on the Residential Life leadership team to coordinate all aspects of the residential experience at Gustavus. The Assistant Director will manage the central office administration and operational functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage housing and assignments
  • Provide leadership for the overall function of THD system.
  • Oversee all policies, logistics and operations of assigning housing for approximately 2,150 residential students including first-years, transfers, international, new and returning, and Residential Life staff.
  • Manage housing contracts and agreements.
  • Oversee general occupancy management and occupancy projections.
  • Train Area Coordinators and student staff on use of housing software.
  • Serve in on-call rotation for department (typically one week per month).
  • Coordinate summer housing assignments and management of summer housing program (approximately 100 residents).
  • Coordinate with Facilities to insure timely responses to maintenance requests for facilities
  • Coordinate with Facilities to monitor furniture inventory in all residence hall spaces.
  • Serve as coordinator for on-campus apartment housing:
    • Coordinate an area of campus (approximately 260 residents)
    • Supervise, train, and evaluate 4-6 student staff members.
    • Advise hall/community council in area of responsibility.
    • Serve as hearing officer for conduct for area of campus.
  • Act as hearing officer for residential students involved in high-level offenses.
  • Assist with students' transition through college life and to their self-development to the extent that each understands and evaluates his/her own purpose for being in college.
  • Serve as the representative for Residential Life at Registration & Orientation, including presenting to parents and students.
  • Serve as a contact for parent, family, and student concerns, provide timely, caring and thoughtful service addressing their concerns.
  • Manage the inventory, ordering, dissemination and analysis of residence hall keys.
  • Coordinate various aspects of move-in, move-out, break periods, and other transition times in the residence halls.
  • Assist with management of department budget.
  • Coordinate on-campus summer housing, including assignments and billing.
    • Supervise 2-3 Summer CFs and summer hall of approximately 100 students.
  • Coordinate on-campus break housing, including assignments and staffing.
  • Serve on various divisional and college committees.
  • Develop positive collaborative relationships with various departments on campus, including but not limited to Facilities, Public Safety, Dining Services, Counseling Center, Academic Support Center, Health Services, the Chaplain’s office, Financial Aid, and the Diversity Center.
  • Facilitate, support, and participate in the mission of the college by assisting in providing an environment within the residence halls conducive to academic achievement.
  • Assist with General Administration in Residential Life
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in residence life administration
  • Experience with housing assignments and related software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in student personnel administration or related program
  • 3-5 years of experience in residence life administration
  • Experience at a liberal arts college
  • Experience as assignments coordinator or related position.

Working Environment:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 4:45 p.m.
  • Evening and weekend commitments required

To apply, please complete an application and submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082.  The application is available on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment.  Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu.

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education of employment programs or activities.

Posted on: 01/10/2017

Contact: Human Resources 507-933-7304