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Why Earlham?

Founded in 1847, Earlham College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college that aspires to change lives for good. Our community is shaped by the perspectives and values of the Religious Society of Friends—commonly known as Quakers—but you don’t have to be Quaker to work or study here. (In fact, most of us aren’t!) Instead, our community comes together around our shared Principles and Practices: respect for persons, integrity, peace and justice, simplicity, and community. Through our common understanding of these values and our shared governance structure, each member of the Earlham community is encouraged to participate fully, applying their personal expertise and experience to moving the College forward.

We’re delighted that you’re interested in joining the Earlham community and look forward to learning more about you through the application process.

Oh, and by the way—it’s pronounced “Ur-luhm”!


The health and financial security of you and your family is important to us. Earlham College is proud to offer you competitive, comprehensive benefits that enhance the lives of you and your family. These benefits are intended to protect your well-being and financial health. You have the flexibility to select the plans that best meet your needs and the opportunity to elect additional benefits that protect you and your family and balance your life outside of work.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer Paid Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employer-Paid Long-Term Disability

Who is eligible?

Benefits are available to all full-time employees and their dependents who meet specific eligibility requirements. The plan allows coverage for an employee’s legal spouse, domestic partner and/or child(ren), including biological, adopted, or stepchildren, covered from birth to the end of the month they turn age 26. If your spouse/partner is eligible for group coverage under his/her employer’s health plan, they are not eligible for Medical benefits under the Earlham plan.

Active eligible employees, regardless of age, are eligible for benefits under the College’s Health Plan.

We understand the importance of your valuable time with your family and friends. We think you’ll find our paid holiday schedule and PTO benefits very reasonable!

2023-24 Holiday Schedule

Holidays that fall on Saturday will be celebrated on the preceding Friday. Holidays that fall on Sunday will be celebrated on the following Monday.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023Independence Day
Monday, September 4, 2023Labor Day1
Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, 2023Thanksgiving
Monday, December 18, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024Winter All-College Closure2
Monday, January 15, 2024Martin Luther King Jr. Day1
Monday, May 27, 2024Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 19, 2024Juneteenth
Thursday, July 4, 2024Independence Day

1on these holidays, classes are in session and some employees may be required to work. If you are required to work, and you are administrative faculty, you will be given an alternate day off with pay. If you work and you are a staff member, you will be paid for your hours of work, as well as holiday pay.

2additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year has been approved by the President for 2023-2024

Full-time (12 month appointment) administrative faculty members are entitled to 22 days of vacation in each of the first ten fiscal years of full-time employment. After ten consecutive full-time years of employment, an administrative faculty member is entitled to 27 days of vacation. A former employee who is reemployed by Earlham will not have prior service counted toward eligibility for vacation.

Vacation for hourly staff is accrued time based on the number of paid hours and years of service.

Full-time staff vacation accrual

Length of ServiceAccrual Rate*Approx. days per year
0 to 2 years of service0.0385 hours accrued per hours worked10
2 to 8 years0.0465 hours accrued per hours worked12
8 to 15 years0.0582 hours accrued per hours worked15
15+ years0.0769 hours accrued per hours worked20

Part-time staff vacation accrual

0 to 8 years0.0231 hours accrued per hours worked6
8 to 15 years0.0346 hours accrued per hours worked9
15+ years0.0465 hours accrued per hours worked12



We know your “golden years” are important to you. Earlham College provides a very competitive retirement package for our employees.

All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Earlham College Retirement
Plan. Unless an employee defers, Earlham will deduct an amount equal to 3% of gross pay for the employee’s contribution to the retirement plan. Employees may contribute in excess of 3% up to the federal limit.

After two years of full-time employment at Earlham, or with proof of previous employment at a higher education institution, Earlham will contribute an amount equal to 5% of gross pay toward the employee TIAA retirement plan. Earlham will contribute 8% after three years of employment.


Our Athletics & Wellness Center (AWC) provides a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of our campus by providing a breadth of coverage that touches the lives of every individual. Furthermore, the program strives to impact the lives of the Earlham staff, faculty and the wider Richmond and Wayne County community, as well. As an Earlham employee, wellness benefits extend to your family members, too!

EmployeeFamily Members
Earlham/ESR Full Time Employees &
    Earlham/ESR Retirees
Earlham/ESR Part Time$150/Year Free after 2 years$150/Year Free after 2 years*
Earlham/ESR Adjunct$250/Year$150/Year*
Metz Full TimeFree$150/year*
Metz Part Time$150/Year$150/Year*
NMR Full TimeFree$150/Year*
 NMR Part Time


*Spouse/Significant other and dependents under 24 years old residing at same address would be eligible for membership

Your career is here

Check out our current job openings to see if there is one right for you!

Open positions

You are family

Career opportunities

Are you interested in working at Earlham College? Or, are you already a part of the family but ready for change?

Employee resources

Resources are available online to view employee benefits, housing options and required forms.

Contact HR

While there’s plenty of helpful information on this site, we know that some questions are difficult to ask or answer via the web or email. You are always welcome to contact a member of the HR team

Living in Richmond

Earlham is located in Richmond, Indiana—and our hometown has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for a place with great food, arts and culture, or greenspace and outdoor activities, Richmond (and the rest of Wayne County) is a wonderful place to call home.

Richmond is also conveniently located between several metropolitan areas, including Dayton, Indianapolis and Cincinnati—so if you’re looking to live in a bigger city, commuting can also be an option.

Ready to start looking at housing options in the Richmond area?

Learn more about Richmond, IN

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