The Benefits of Working at the U

The University is dedicated to keeping you and your family healthy—physically, emotionally, financially, socially, and professionally. We believe in the concept of "total compensation": a complete package of rewards that includes not just wages but a full scope of benefits to make sure our faculty and staff remain happy, healthy, and engaged in their work.

Here are just some of the many benefits of working at the U:

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Full Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy Plans

The University offers excellent medical benefits, including:

  • Five medical plan options, with the University paying a substantial portion of premiums
  • Four low-cost dental plans
  • An innovative pharmacy program to help bring down the cost of medications

Learn more about our medical, dental, and pharmacy plans

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Comprehensive Wellbeing Program

The University is dedicated to supporting all aspects of your wellbeing, including your physical, emotional, financial, and social health. By participating in the Wellbeing Program and engaging in healthy activities, you can earn a substantial savings on your already-low health plan premiums. We even have our own farmers market on campus during summer!

Learn more about our Wellbeing Program

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Retirement Plans

Benefits-eligible employees are automatically enrolled in one of two retirement plans. The University will even match your retirement savings, with the option to save even more through voluntary retirement plans.

Learn more about our retirement plans

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Tuition Benefits

The University offers free or reduced tuition to pursue your professional development or continue your education while you work.

Learn more about our tuition benefits

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Leadership Development and Training

The sky is the limit for your career at the U. The University encourages professional development by offering leadership courses for every level of employment—both for supervisors and for employees not yet in management but who would like to develop their leadership skills.

Learn more about LTD

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Employee Assistance Program

Benefits-eligible employees can get free, confidential counseling and referrals to address any personal or work issue that may be affecting your wellbeing.

Learn more about EAP