New Employee Resources

Welcome to Bowdoin College!  Bowdoin is proud to be one of the area’s premier employers and continuously strives to provide a positive work environment in which both faculty and staff can grow and achieve their highest potential.

Watch the video below to see why Bowdoin is a great place to work!

Joining our Staff!

When you join Bowdoin College’s staff, you will find yourself working among dedicated and high-performing professionals.  In addition to providing competitive compensation, Bowdoin offers many training and development opportunities that will help ensure your professional growth.  Our comprehensive benefit package also includes perks that will help you manage your work/life balance.  Here are some frequently asked questions, but please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources (725-3837) at any time if you have additional questions!

How do I complete new employee paperwork?

Before you can begin working in your new job, it's necessary to complete some new hire forms in HR and in our online system, Workday. Human Resources will contact you with instructions for how to log into Workday and how to complete your new hire onboarding. 

You will be required to present identification for the I-9 Form in person at the Human Resources office located at 216 Maine Street in Brunswick. A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found on the last page of the I-9 form. Please note: all ID must be original documents (or certified copies) and unexpired, and you'll need to provide either one item from List A, or one each from Lists B and C.

To schedule an appointment to complete these steps, call the Human Resources office at 207-725-3837.

Is there a New Employee Orientation?

Orientation sessions for new employees are held at least once a month and new faculty orientations are scheduled at the beginning of each semester Human Resources staff introduce you to important safety, security, and facility information as well as many campus policies and procedures and the Employee Handbook. You will receive an invitation to attend orientation.  Attendance is mandatory, but if you have a scheduling conflict, you can attend a later orientation.  As part of your orientation to the campus, we also encourage you to attend one of the Admissions walking tours of the campus offered several times daily. 

When will I get my first paycheck?

Bowdoin's pay schedules differ depending on whether you are salaried or hourly. Salaried employees are paid on the last business day of each month. Hourly employees are paid every other Friday.

How do I track my time if I’m hourly?

Bowdoin uses an electronic time sheet program called Workday to track time for all hourly employees. You may be asked to swipe a card to log your time if you work in one of the following departments (Dining Service, Facilities Management, Library, Athletics, or Theater and Dance) or you may need to enter your hours into a web time sheet for your supervisor to approve. Your username and password for Workday will be the same username and password you use to access your Bowdoin email, and your supervisor will show you how to log your time. You can learn more about Workday resources and access your web timesheet by logging in here.

How do I get an ID card?

ID cards are both photo identification and will provide you access to any campus buildings and doors you need to access as part of your job. Your employee ID card is printed by the OneCard Office, which is located in Coles Tower.  You should visit this office on your first day of work to receive your ID Card. The OneCard office will not print your card for you until your first official day of work.

How do I get a parking pass?

Parking passes are provided to all benefit-eligible employees.  Once you have your email username and password, you may complete an online registration form and you will receive a parking decal via interoffice mail.

Welcome to the Faculty!

The Bowdoin College faculty consists of some of the finest scholars and academic leaders who are passionate about teaching and learning.  The College offers competitive compensation, robust benefits, and many resources to attract and retain its gifted faculty.

Please contact Ann Michaud ( if you have any questions.

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Spouse/Partner Employment

Changing professions or employers can often mean relocating and the need for your domestic partner or spouse to find employment in the area.  Bath/Brunswick has several sizable employers, and with the short commute on I-295, Portland and Augusta also present employment opportunities.  A few employment sites that can provide more information are:

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