Careers at WPU

Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work in 2017! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU.

WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions.

Our faculty and staff know that they are valued, important, and vital to the growth of WPU. Leadership is personally dedicated to the professional growth and development of each employee and wants to help them build their careers. We make a point to ensure there is a great work life balance.

We know that employees have lives outside of work, and sometimes life can take over. We know that by providing flexibility, employees remain committed which leads to less turnover and higher motivation to put their best foot forward and to bring their creativity to life. We teach our students the skills needed for ethical citizenship, not just in the classrooms but by example. We believe in giving back to our community, and our employees take pride in working at William Peace University.

WPU was voted a 2017 Best Place to Work in the Triangle Region, according to the Triangle Business Journal

Personal Well Being

WPU cares about your work life balance!

  • 12.5 paid holidays and extra time off at the President’s discretion
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accruals
  • Two (2) paid personal days
  • A day off to celebrate your birthday!
  • Closed every Friday in July
  • Closed at least one week during the holidays
  • Pacer Fridays – wear WPU green and your jeans!
Financial Well Being

WPU cares about you and your family!

  • Full-time employees are paid for 40 hours with a 37.5 hour workweek
  • 36.5 hour workweek in the summer!
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a 3% employer match and no vesting schedule
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse, and children up to age 26 to take classes at WPU
  • Tuition exchange for you and your dependents to obtain an undergraduate degree from partnering institutions
  • Discounts for various services, hotels, restaurants, arts events, recreation activities, and shopping
  • 20% discount at the bookstore
  • Staff rates for meals at the Dining Hall
Physical Well Being

WPU cares about your health and fitness goals!

  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, FSA) with competitive rates
  • 100% employer paid benefits: life insurance and disability benefits
  • Robust wellness program that includes free onsite fitness centers, and periodic Cross Fit classes, yoga classes, nutrition counseling, onsite massage, flu shot clinics, etc.  Participation in the wellness program is rewarded with a $50/month discount on medical coverage.
Emotional Well Being

WPU cares about you today and in the future!

  • Meaningful and rewarding work that focuses on students
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Regular feedback from your supervisor to ensure success and growth
  • Robust paid parental leave – up to eight (8) weeks
  • Child involvement leave
  • Employer sponsored events that provide time away from your desk to engage with coworkers, to show appreciation and recognition, and to have fun and relax
  • Service recognition programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
Cheniqua Lassiter, Admissions Counselor
“Flexibility is exactly what I need. I am a working mother of three. I have twins and a middle-schooler. The fact that I am able to have a flexible work schedule goes hand-in-hand with my personal and professional life.”
Cheniqua Lassiter
SPS Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions

A 2017 Best Place to Work

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“Our dedicated employees have spoken, and said we are a great place to work and grow as a professional. It’s because of the great #PeopleofPeace, that we are able to cultivate a transformative and educational life experience for each other and our students.”

Brian C. Ralph, Ph.d., WPU President

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Josh Frank, WPU staff member.
“Peace is a small environment where everybody knows everybody, which is great not only for the students, but for faculty and staff as well. You really get to know people and work with everyone across campus.”
Josh Frank
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Important Information

Check out some of the great WPU career opportunities below! Please complete and forward your application and all required materials to the email address provided in the position recruitment posting for which you are applying. If you need additional space for your work history, please click here for the Additional Work History Form.

To be considered a qualified candidate, you must apply for a specific position by 5:00 p.m. on the submission deadline, you must submit all required application materials that are listed in the posting and you must meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In our employment practices, William Peace University seeks to hire, promote, and retain the best qualified individuals regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or on the basis of age with respect to persons 18 years or older.

All new employees must complete the following four mandatory training exercises within 30-days of hire:
  • Anti-Discrimination Training
  • Diversity Training
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness: Creating a Safe Campus for Young People Training

Staff Openings

  • Public Safety Officers – Part-Time
    William Peace University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, seeks applicants for two (2) part-time Public Safety Officer positions, each totaling 16 hours per week.  The first position will work each Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the second position will work Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Reporting to the Director and the Assistant Director of Public Safety, this position provides public safety services to the University community.  Duties include but are not limited to enforcement of University’s rules and policies; responsibility for preventing and suppressing crime, protecting life and property; patrolling assigned areas on foot to ensure personal, building, and equipment is secure; maintenance of patrol logs, recording of occurrences, and completing necessary paperwork; informing and warning violator of rule infractions such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles; and working with local law enforcement agencies.  Duties also may require use of computers to input and retrieve data.  The officer is expected to comply with the University’s and the Department’s rules, regulations, and policies; perform his/her duties independently, utilize proper judgment, and maintain a high degree of professionalism. There are possible opportunities to pick up extra shifts when other scheduled permanent officers are not able to work due to being sick or on vacation. This position is non-exempt, and the selected candidate must be able to satisfactorily clear a complete background check. WPU is under the leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and completed a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016 – 2017 academic year.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values of William Peace University:

    • Focus on Students
    • Excellence with Integrity
    • Diversity, Inclusion and Respect
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Commitment to Community

    The minimum qualifications for this position are:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum three years of experience in public safety
    • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
    • Previous experience working with a diverse population
    • Ability to maintain professionalism

    The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are: 

    • Experience in a public safety position in a higher education setting

    Please submit the following information to STF000175@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference PSO102317:

    • Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references
    • Application

    Job Posting Date:  Monday, October 23, 2017
    Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Monday, November 6, 2017.

  • Head Coach, Golf
    William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks applicants for a part-time Head Golf Coach.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: organizing and directing all daily operations; all aspects of coaching a regionally competitive Division III Golf program; organize and direct the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; direct overall program planning and organization; adhere to USA South and NCAA rules and regulations; work within the framework of the Department of Athletics administration and coaches; communicate effectively with students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni; responsible for budget management, and administer all team travel.   WPU is under the leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and completed a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016 – 2017 academic year.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values of William Peace University:

    • Focus on Students
    • Excellence with Integrity
    • Diversity, Inclusion and Respect
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • Commitment to Community

    Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the individual serving in this position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties as Head Coach for the WPU Golf team:

    • Coordinate and manage all aspects of position assignment.
    • Performs planning, organization and execution for coaching duties as described and direct all practice sessions and competitions.
    • Function in game day organization and assignments.
    • Evaluation of opponents and the development of a plan in accordance with each event
    • Perform recruiting activities and responsibilities in accordance to department goals and expectations of the sport as assigned by the Director of Athletics to meet the objectives of the university and team, including the evaluation, contact, and establishing relationships with prospective student-athletes and coaches.
    • Attend all staff meetings as scheduled by the department.
    • Development of team expectations and policies.
    • Responsible for supervision, instruction and direction of student-athletes.
    • Develop, support, abide and enforce all academic guidelines and policies of the university, athletics department and program to insure academic progress of the student-athlete as directed by the department.
    • Support and work cooperatively with Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, Equipment, Student Life, Life Skills, NCAA Compliance, Media Relations etc. areas in accordance with department policies and procedures.
    • Direct all administrative functions of the program.
    • Perform duties with professional conduct, being fiscally responsible and with a commitment to student-athlete well-being.
    • Abide by all written policies, procedures and guidelines of William Peace University, the Department of Athletics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and all applicable conferences or associations.
    • Build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with athletics, Pacer Club and University staff, students, and all constituencies and stakeholders.
    • Be available to make appearances, perform media interviews, speaking engagements and support WPU Pacer Club activities representing the program and WPU athletics.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics

    The minimum qualifications for this position are:

    • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of relevant experience
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Willingness to travel
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Certification in CPR, AED and first aid (will be provided by college if not already trained). Strength and Conditioning Certification.

    The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are: 

    • Master’s degree
    • Collegiate coaching experience

    Please submit the following information to STF000236@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference HGC010418:

    • Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references
    • Application
    • Copies of the appropriate licenses, certificates, and/or registrations

    Job Posting Date:  Thursday, January 4, 2018
    Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Friday, January 12, 2018

Staff Postings Past Due

  • Human Resources Consultant
    Job Posting Date:  Monday, December 18, 2017
    Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Friday, January 5, 2018
    Status: Under Review/Interviewing
  • Records and Registration Specialist
    Job Posting Date:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    Deadline for Submission:  until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by Friday, December 15, 2017
    Status: Under Review/Interviewing

Faculty Openings

  • Adjunct Faculty for Traditional Undergraduate Program
    William Peace University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking qualified scholars for adjunct faculty positions for the traditional on campus undergr aduate program in the following academic areas:

    Anthropology
    Biological Anthropology
    Biology
    Business Administration
    Chemistry
    Communication
    Criminal Justice
    Decision Science
    Education
    English
    Environmental Studies
    History
    Leadership
    Mathematics
    Marketing
    Philosophy
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Religion
    Simulation and Game Design
    Sociology
    Statistics
    Theatre and Musical Theatre

    We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated commitment to the promotion of interdisciplinary work, teaching excellence, diversity, and possess a collaborative leadership style. The successful candidates should have knowledge of an experience in their selected teaching discipline, as well as experience with and the ability to use instructional technologies to support classroom activities.

    The minimum qualifications for this position are:

    • A Master’s degree in the teaching discipline, or a Master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in discipline)
    • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching
    • Related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to supplement academic credentials if warranted
    • Established record of teaching excellence and demonstrated leadership experience.
    • A minimum of two years of work experience required

    The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are:

    • Ph.D. in the teaching discipline
    • 1-2 years teaching experience at the undergraduate level

    Please submit the following information to AdjunctatWPU@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference ADJ052416:

    • Cover letter and copy of curriculum vitae
    • Teaching Philosophy
    • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required prior to final hiring)
    • Contact information for three professional references
    • Application

    Job Posting Date:  09/15/2017
    Deadline for Submission:  This is a continuous recruitment

  • Adjunct Faculty for the School of Professional Studies - Undergraduate Courses
    The School of Professional Studies at William Peace University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking qualified adjunct faculty to teach in our campus-based and online accelerated 7 week program, in the following academic areas:

    Anthropology
    Biological Anthropology
    Business Administration
    Communication
    Criminal Justice
    Decision Science
    Education
    English
    History
    Leadership
    Mathematics
    Marketing
    Philosophy
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Religion
    Statistics

    The minimum qualifications for this position are:

    • A Master or Doctorate degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline)
    • Related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes may be used to supplement academic credentials if warranted.
    • Two years of experience teaching college level courses.
    • Established record of teaching excellence and demonstrated leadership experience.
    • A minimum of two years of work experience required.

    The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are:

    • One year of experience teaching at an accelerated degree-completion program preferred.

    We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated commitment to the promotion of interdisciplinary work, teaching excellence, diversity, and possess a collaborative leadership style.

    Please submit the following information to WPSPS072011@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference SPS052416:

    • Cover letter and copy of curriculum vitae
    • Teaching Philosophy
    • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required prior to final hiring)
    • Contact information for three professional references
    • Application

    Job Posting Date: 09/15/2017
    Deadline for Submission: This is a continuous recruitment

  • Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Physiology
    William Peace University (WPU), a nationally ranked, award winning, vibrant, and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks to appoint a scholar with expertise in the field of Exercise and Sport Science in the Department of Mathematics and Science.  The successful candidate will teach a part-time credit load during the fall semester effective August 2018 which includes one lecture and one lab in ESS 400 Exercise Physiology. The instructor will also maintain and oversee the ESS lab. Applicants are expected to have experience teaching this specific course, including experience with and the ability to use instructional technologies to support classroom activities. Under the leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, the institution is in a season of exciting change after recently completing a comprehensive strategic planning process, which culminated in the Believe in Peace Strategic Plan.

    The Adjunct Instructor position supports the Exercise and Sport Science program and curricula.

    The minimum qualifications for this position are:

    • A Master’s degree in Kinesiology or closely related field (including but not limited to Exercise and Sport Science, Exercise Physiology, Physiology, or Rehabilitation Sciences)
    • Hands-on experience with clinical exercise testing, a Parvo Medics metabolic cart, and other exercise physiological laboratory processes

    The preferred qualifications for this position are: 

    • A Doctoral degree in Kinesiology or closely related field (including but not limited to Exercise and Sport Science, Exercise Physiology, Physiology, or Rehabilitation Sciences)
    • Certification with ACSM, NSCA, or NASM

    Please submit the following information to WPUESSAdjunct@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference ESS121817:

    • Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, interest in and suitability for the position
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume and contact information for three professional references
    • Application
    • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts must be received by the Office of Academic Affairs within thirty (30) days of hire)

    Job Posting Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
    Deadline for Submission:  open until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by January 31, 2018

  • Adjunct Instructor of Nutrition
    William Peace University (WPU), a nationally ranked, award winning, vibrant, and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks to appoint a scholar with expertise in the Department of Science and Mathematics within the Exercise and Sport Science major. The successful candidate will provide instruction in one 300-level Nutrition course during the fall semester effective August 2018. Applicants are expected to have experience teaching this specific course at the college level, including experience with and the ability to use instructional technologies to support classroom activities. Under the leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, the institution is in a season of exciting change after recently completing a comprehensive strategic planning process, which culminated in the Believe in Peace Strategic Plan.

    The Adjunct Instructor position supports the Exercise and Sport Science program and curricula.

    The minimum qualifications for this position are:

    • A Master’s degree and satisfactory completion of 18 graduate semester hours in Nutrition.

    The preferred qualifications for this position are:

    • A Doctoral degree and satisfactory completion of 18 graduate semester hours in Nutrition.
    • Practitioner experience in Nutrition realms

    Please submit the following information to WPUNutrition@gmail.com, our preferred means of accepting applications and reference NUT121817:

    • Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, interest in and suitability for the position
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume and contact information for three professional references
    • Application
    • Summary/copies of teaching evaluations
    • Copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcripts must be received by the Office of Academic Affairs within thirty (30) days of hire)

    Job Posting Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
    Deadline for Submission:  open until filled; however, priority given to qualified candidates who apply by January 31, 2018

Faculty Postings Past Due