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Notice to Applicants

In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community and continue to safely operate our campus, we are now requiring all employees (faculty and staff members) to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a legitimate medical or religious exemption that has been approved by the College. Participation in this effort is mandatory. The information provided will be kept confidential.

Faculty and staff who have not been vaccinated are expected to participate in the College's weekly testing program, though all community members are required to wear masks when inside campus facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Details on our updated masking requirments can be found here.

As the college responds to the COVID-19 situation and we work to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and candidates; we may experience delays in the hiring process.

For the most current information on Swarthmore College COVID-19, please visit   Again, thank you again for your patience throughout this time and look forward to being in touch with you soon.


Thank you for your interest in Swarthmore College. Swarthmore welcomes people who are not just looking for a job, but seeking a meaningful opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Our highly selective liberal arts college is situated on a scenic suburban Philadelphia campus. Our mission focuses on providing students with the knowledge, insight, and experience they need to become leaders and agents of change on behalf of the common good.

As an employer, Swarthmore is committed to providing full opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or disability. We welcome, and seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including those with intercultural experience and demonstrated commitments to an inclusive workplace and world.

We recognize that attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff is critical to maintaining our academic standard of excellence. And so, in addition to competitive salaries, we offer a high quality, comprehensive employee benefits program. We invite you to explore current Employment Opportunities at Swarthmore and to return to this site often. Again, thank you for your interest. We wish you success in your career search.

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The Department of Public Safety at Swarthmore College is responsible for the overall security of Swarthmore's campus and is the first contact and first responder for all campus emergencies. Its charge is to protect persons and property, preserve the peace, deter crime, apprehend criminal offenders, recover lost and stolen property, perform services as required, enforce appropriate College regulations, and maintain a sense of community security and confidence in the department. This information is publicly accessible in the College's Annual Fire Safety and Security ReportTo obtain a paper copy of this report, please contact Public Safety at 610-328-8671 or visit the Department of Public Safety at Benjamin West house. 

Ruth Krakower, Director of Alumni and Gift Records

The fact that the College values its employees—and that we provide our students with the best learning experience—makes my service here more than just a job.  I have opportunities throughout the year to better myself—become more skilled at my job, learn new technology, or gain insight into best practices. 


–Ruth Krakower, Director of Alumni and Gift Records

Rodney Milstead, Environmental Services

There are so many opportunities here to grow and to learn. The family and community atmosphere makes going to work a pleasure. Everyone treats you warmly and with respect. I especially enjoy the many opportunities we have to connect with other people—events such as the Winter Gathering, Spring Celebration, and Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, where everyone comes together as a community.


–Rodney Milstead, Environmental Services

Aixa Pomales Employee Profile

You can build true partnerships here, and there is a genuine sense of wanting to help others and give back.  There truly is an open door policy and not the bureaucracy you sometimes see in other workplaces.  I have the opportunity to learn about what is happening in each department and see where ITS can help and make a positive impact. 

-Aixa Pomales, Director of Support Services