Work at Syracuse

Career Opportunities

We are a university with a culture of high expectations for everyone—and a work ethic to match.

Employees pose with Otto on the football field in the Dome

The Syracuse University community is one of undeniable spirit and extraordinary academics. If you’re ready to welcome, challenge, appreciate, and engage our students, all while growing professionally and bleeding Orange, we’d love to hear from you.

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Why Syracuse?Link

Work/Life BalanceLink

We provide our employees with an environment that fosters work/life balance, growth, and community involvement, and encourage them to engage in a wide variety of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities in a workplace that is diverse and professional.

Comprehensive BenefitsLink

We offer an outstanding comprehensive compensation and benefit package [PDF, 4.1MB]. As a progressive, family-friendly employer, we provide staff with a program that is flexible and responsive to the life changes individuals may experience during their employment. The majority of Syracuse University benefits are eligible to qualified employees immediately upon hire.

A Place to Call HomeLink

Located in the heart of New York State, the City of Syracuse has something for everyone. From the quiet suburbs to its vibrant downtown, Syracuse offers plenty of affordable housing, unique restaurants, and recreational activities.

  • Syracuse is No. 18 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to live in the U.S. for quality of life, based on its convenience, affordability, and abundant family-friendly activities year-round.
  • Syracuse consistently ranks in the nation’s top five most affordable major housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

Dual Career AssistanceLink

As part of Syracuse University’s commitment to facilitate the adjustment of new faculty and professional staff, the University provides career services for spouses or partners.

Health and WellnessLink

We’re also devoted to the health and well-being of every staff member. The Syracuse University Wellness Initiative’s mission is to provide learning opportunities, activities, programs, and other resources that empower and encourage faculty and staff to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

To learn more or receive assistance, get in touch with our Human Resources Service Center at 315.443.4042 or by emailing