Joining Bowdoin

Welcome to Bowdoin College! When you join our faculty and staff, you will find yourself working among dedicated and high-performing professionals.

Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted principles held at Bowdoin. Just as we are committed to a diverse educational environment for our students, we are also committed to a diverse and inclusive working community.

As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and individual perspectives that add variety and vitality to the workplace. Bowdoin believes that we can learn from each other's differences and break down the barriers that separate us. We strive at Bowdoin to be a place where everyone can be their best selves, together.

Bowdoin is proud to be one of the area’s premier employers. 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. Off you go…

Completing 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. 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.

Employee Identification Cards

ID cards are both photo identification and will provide 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.

New 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. Policies pertaining specifically to faculty are outlined in the Faculty Handbook. Please contact  Ann Michaud ( or x 3850) if you have any questions.

New Employee Orientations 

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 session. 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.

College Pay Schedules

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