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Why Northwestern?

A special place to work.

Northwestern employs professionals who want to make a difference and contribute to one of the world’s premier research and teaching universities. HR helps faculty and staff do their best work through comprehensive benefits and professional support.

Tuition Discounts

See the reduced college tuition benefits available to employees and their dependents.

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Retirement benefits

Save for retirement through a plan that includes University-matched contributions.

See retirement options

Work/Life Resources

Our resources help you balance work and personal priorities.

We offer programs, services and consultation to help you navigate life's challenges and opportunities.

Working with students to build community and find their passions has helped me find my passion as well. Northwestern admissions recruits some of the brightest minds in the world and working with them has been the highlight of my career.”

Scottie Akines Jr.
Kellogg School of Management
Scottie Akines Jr.

For Current Employees

Workplace essentials and professional development

Find resources for managing your career and quick links to the systems you use most.

HR News & Events

News & Announcements

Updated Staff Handbook Now Available Online

Human Resources is pleased to introduce an updated Staff Handbook effective April 2019.

myHR Enhancements

The Office of Human Resources, in partnership with Northwestern Information Technology, has upgraded myHR with new enhancements to improve the user experience.

Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring

Successful diversity initiatives do a great job at managing differences and creating an environment where an assortment of differences are celebrated and championed as opposed to being tolerated. Our approach to hiring should be no different.

New! Wellness Grants for Physical, Emotional or Financial Wellness

Through YourLife wellness grants, faculty and staff may apply for funding for wellness activities, events and/or space.


New Employee Orientation Part 1: Benefits Session

January 22, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop-in Meditation

January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive

New Employee Orientation Part 1: Benefits Session

January 29, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive