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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.

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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

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HR News & Events

News & Announcements

Conflict of Interest Annual Disclosure Process Opens February 1

We participate in this process annually to understand what outside activities faculty and staff are engaged in that may relate to their Northwestern roles and responsibilities, and to demonstrate that business decisions are made with the highest ethical standards.

Call for Nominations: Service Excellence Awards

Northwestern University staff members will be honored at the quarterly Service Excellence luncheon on February 6. learn more about the Service Excellence nomination process.

Ring in the New Year by Enrolling in a Professional Development Course

Happy 2019 from the Learning & Organization Development team! Preview our upcoming courses, including leadership development for managers and development opportunities for all contributors.

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.


"Hands Only" CPR Workshop

February 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive

Mindfulness Meditation: Artistic Meditation

February 26, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive

New Employee Orientation Part 1: Benefits Session

February 27, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive