Faculty Positions

Occidental’s interdisciplinary focus encourages a hands-on approach to learning and includes one of the country’s best undergraduate research programs.

Occidental is a highly selective and diverse liberal arts college in the city of Los Angeles. Founded in 1887, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. Its 1,850 students from 45 states and 24 countries have compiled an impressive record of winning national awards. Occidental’s location ensures easy access to top research institutions including Caltech, UCLA, USC, the Huntington Library, and the Getty Research Institute.

Occidental is a founding member of the Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The HERC website makes possible simultaneous searches for available positions at 21 colleges, universities, and graduate institutions, as well as seven community colleges.

Music Department

Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science


As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check.  Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.

Please view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

As part of our Federal reporting requirements under the Clery Act, you can access our annual fire, safety and security report, or review the full list of disclosures and reports, in accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.