Located in the heart of Connecticut-in beautiful Hamden-Quinnipiac University is a private university serving 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in more than 50 undergraduate majors and more than 20 graduate programs. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, we are one of only 100 universities in the nation with an accredited law and medical school. The new forward-thinking, collaborative programs that we consistently add to our offerings allow us to move with the changes in our society, meet the needs of our students more accurately, and help adequately prepare them for the ever-changing job market.
Quinnipiac University is one of the best colleges to work for in the U.S. That’s what The Chronicle of Education found in its sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace released in July 2013.
In 2013, Hartford Business Journal name Quinnipiac University Best Place to Work In.
Hartford Business Journal – 2013 Best Places to work in
At Quinnipiac, we're committed to taking care of those who serve our students and University well. We offer a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits packages that ensure the personal, financial and medical needs of all of our employees and families, ranging from insurance and retirement packages to use of the University's facilities. Specifics will depend upon your employee classification .
Health & Welfare Benefits
Eligible faculty, administrators, and staff have the option of electing one of several medical insurance coverage plans. All plans include prescription drug coverage, and preventive care is paid at 100 percent. Dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts are also available to eligible employees.
We offer eligible employees the option to elect a 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, which includes a matching contribution from Quinnipiac University, or a Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan, in which employees make direct contributions.
Paid Time Off
Quinnipiac offers generous vacation and sick time to eligible classes of employees. In addition, we observe numerous holidays and are closed each year between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, at no charge to individual PTO.
Eligible faculty members, staff, administrators and their dependents are eligible for tuition remission. In this program, employees or their dependents may take classes at Quinnipiac for degree credit or audit courses for personal enrichment at most of our schools.
Quinnipiac also participates in the Tuition Exchange Program, which allows dependent children of full-time faculty and administrators to attend other area colleges and universities, provided certain criteria are met. For more information, please visit www.tuitionexchange.org.
Working at our University has many additional perks, including:
· Discounted tickets to sporting events
· Free use of all campus fitness and recreational facilities
· Use of the University library
· Enrollment in First Connecticut Credit Union
· University Bookstore discount
· Employee discount at certain area vendors with our QCard
· Free on-campus parking
For more specific details of our benefits programs, based on employee classification, visit our Benefits at a Glance page.
With an eagerness to expand and a commitment to improving the future of higher education, Quinnipiac University is positioned to make an impact. While our growth has been tremendous, our employees still enjoy a friendly work environment, family-oriented atmosphere and collegial spirit that is unrivaled by larger institutions. You'll find a unique culture of:
All of our campuses are alive with ideas—affording you the opportunity to contribute to something great. Help build one of our technical programs, blaze the trail for a new major or program, or help lead the way with a new campus initiative.
Whatever your contribution, it won't go unnoticed—Quinnipiac recognizes those who have served as leaders of the Quinnipiac community through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students. Each year, three faculty members and three staff members are awarded this honor at a recognition dinner with an audience that not only includes the University's leadership, but also the winner's families. No other award on campus is as coveted.
Service to Students
While we may be growing, Quinnipiac University has kept its focus on what makes the University's setting such a unique workplace: the students. We believe every member of our staff, our administration, and our faculty plays an important role in creating the best learning experience. That's why you'll find a level of collaboration here that is hard to find any place else. Our shared focus makes Quinnipiac a spirited, welcoming place to both learn and work.
New Learning Paradigm
A unique approach to education, our New Learning Paradigm encourages learning outside of the classroom in order to train the future workforce and build responsible citizens. Not only does Quinnipiac's New Learning Paradigm offer a unique classroom experience for both students and faculty, but it also helps shape the Quinnipiac community by encouraging students, faculty, administrators and staff to work together in ways they wouldn't otherwise.
This holistic approach to education allows our faculty members to place equal emphasis on teaching and the pursuit of new knowledge through scholarly inquiry. Through their research, our faculty members contribute to national and international conversations with other scholars and enrich the diversity of ideas within the University community.
Our inclusive community is made of students, teachers and staff members from different countries, backgrounds, abilities and paths, offering totally different perspectives. It's these different views that provide Quinnipiac its edge. We are committed to creating an atmosphere where everyone feels respected and valued, because every teacher, every student and every individual plays an important role in shaping our future.
We understand that your job choice may involve more than one career—that’s why we are a proud member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of Metropolitan New York and Southern Connecticut (MNYSC HERC). Their website has many useful relocation resources pertinent to our region. In addition, MNYSC HERC Job Board has listings of other open positions in our geographic area for both faculty and staff roles. For more information, please visit www.mnyscherc.org.
At Quinnipiac University, you'll find our location in Southern Connecticut a vibrant place to live and work. Connecticut has much to offer. From our rich and diverse culture to outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities and fantastic performing arts, this state has it all.
Plus, there's no better place to experience the rich history of our nation than in Connecticut. As one of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut has a rich cultural heritage, from Native Americans to Dutch explorers and British colonists. History comes alive in our historical meccas and treasured cultural traditions.
Learn about living and working in Connecticut, and in the communities around Quinnipiac University.
Composed of three distinct campuses, Quinnipiac University is growing at a rapid pace and offers a learning—and working—environment that is exciting and vibrant. We're constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. The brand new Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine,for example, will make Quinnipiac University one of the fewer than 100 universities in the nation to house both a fully accredited law and medical school. The school welcomed its first class in fall 2013.
Legacy of Growth
Home to the Schools of Education, Law, Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing, all graduate and professional programs will move to theNorth Haven Campus over the next few years.
Mount Carmel is where our 6,500 undergraduates begin their academic studies in business, communications, health sciences, nursing, engineering, arts and sciences and education. It is also home to the University's administration buildings and many of the student residence halls.
Just a half mile from the Mount Carmel campus is the York Hill Campus, home to the TD Bank Sports Center, a 180,000-square-foot facility with twin basketball and hockey arenas. It is also the location of our new student center, and Quinnipiac's residence life facilities for upperclassmen. Take our interactive tour for more details.
Our staff and family make this a community setting where things get done, but also where work and play often mix. From on-campus events and community activities to exploring all that Hamden, New Haven and Connecticut have to offer, you'll easily get involved with the Quinnipiac University community. See what it's like to experience a sense of belonging as part of the Quinnipiac family.
Our programs and Institutes are hubs of exploration. They make working at Quinnipiac a dynamic and stimulating environment. Our evolving programs provide our students an edge—keeping them ahead of the job market. Our Institutes help us bring the classroom into the real world to create a learning experience unlike any other for the entire Quinnipiac community. Here, faculty, staff, administration and students have the ability to attend classes and speaker series and participate in myriad events on campus.
Our technology also places us at the forefront of innovation—it helps us break new ground in fields that truly impact our world.
No matter what role you play at Quinnipiac, you are part of this exploration and growth.
At Quinnipiac University, we see things differently. We do things differently. And we give you the opportunity to impact your students and lead change in education.
Our mission is …
… to strive for excellence in education, to focus on students' needs and to foster a spirit of community in everything we do.
Academic programs and services are offered in a highly personalized environment featuring small classes and ready access to faculty. Quinnipiac prepares graduates who demonstrate critical and creative thinking, effective communication skills and informed value judgments, and who possess an educational foundation for continued growth and success in today's fast-moving society. We get to know our colleagues and support our mutual goal of providing excellence in education.
A Sense of Community
Quinnipiac University isn't your traditional private university—big things happen here, and they happen quickly. We are committed to improving not only the lives and minds of our student body, but also every single person the University touches on a daily basis, including faculty and staff members, administrators and those within the community. Here, we respect one another and everyone's contribution is valued, no matter what role you play. Through our involvement with Hamden, Connecticut and surrounding communities, Quinnipiac has a small-town feel and big sense of belonging.
Take on Your Leadership Role
Quinnipiac University: a community focused on the same goal. Here, faculty, staff and administration have the opportunity to help shape the lives of not only Quinnipiac students, but also their own careers. We believe that the best type of classroom is one where everyone can learn something—and we foster a collaborative learning process where students, faculty and staff can work together to achieve our mission. At Quinnipiac, no matter what your role, you have tremendous impact.
Be part of something bigger at Quinnipiac.