Applicant Information

Lottie Nelson Worker


We appreciate your interest in employment with Messiah University. Please review the questions below for information regarding the application process.


Phone: (717) 796-5300
Fax: (717) 796-5246
Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mailing Address:

Office of Human Resources & Compliance
Messiah University
One University Avenue Suite 3015
Mechanicsburg PA 17055


All staff, administrative and faculty job opportunities are accessed via our online applicant portal, provides online, 24/7 access from any location where internet access is available.

To inquire about adjunct faculty positions, please contact the appropriate academic school.

Individuals wanting to apply to a job opening must do so via the online applicant portal,  Applications must be for a specific job posting and will not be accepted in paper form or by way of a general application.  Specific and detailed instructions for applying for a position are indicated on each posting.  An FAQ document is also available to provide additional assistance.

Candidates for positions at Messiah are expected to be familiar with the University's Identity and Mission, Statements of Faith, Foundational Values and Community Covenant. These items and additional information can be reviewed in Essential Commitments.

We appreciate the time and effort that goes into submitting application materials for positions.

Candidates will receive an e-mail notification upon application submission through the online applicant portal, as well as an e-mail notification upon the job being filled.

Staff and administrative candidates selected for an interview will be contacted initially by the Office of Human Resources and Compliance. If the candidate moves beyond the interview with Human Resources, the candidate will be contacted by the Hiring Manager for that position.

For faculty opportunities, candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the chair of the search committee or the school dean.

Hear from our current employees on our Employee Testimonials page.

To check the status of your application for a position, log in to the online applicant portal,

For additional questions about staff and administrative and staff positions, contact us at For additional questions about faculty positions, contact the Office of the Provost at

Required background checks for employment at Messiah University consist of the following:

  • PA State Police Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Separate background check by an outside company for a national criminal search

For more information on these background checks and the process, please view the Clearance Memo Instructions.

For College student employees and camp workers, please see the Background Check page.

Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories. Women and persons from historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.