Taylor University seeks to hire staff and faculty who are diverse in age, life stage, and family composition. Knowing no two employees’ circumstances are alike, Taylor provides a compensation package respective of one’s personal time, health needs, future planning, and family status.
We understand that new employees often have questions about how our paid benefits work and therefore we have provided the following shortened summary. Many benefits are governed by required plan documents and those documents have final authority over our plans.
Medical and Leave Benefits
Taylor University has an incredibly strong medical plan that has lower than average premiums, deductibles and co-pays for the employee and their family. A great network and generous coverage highlights this plan. You can learn more about Taylor University's Medical and Leave benefits here.
The retirement program at Taylor University is very strong. After a two year wait (which can be waived for qualifying previous years of service in higher education) a Taylor University employee receives a 6% contribution to the plan—with no required match by the employee!
Taylor University will pay 100% of approved moving expenses of new or transfer full-time faculty and salaried exempt positions from pre-approved vendors. Starting in 2018, IRS tax law made these reimbursed moving expenses taxable income and they will be reported as such on the employees pay once the expenses have been finalized. View the policy for a full description.
First Time Home Buyers Options
Taylor University has a program to assist first time homebuyers with a loan to help with the down payment. See this link for more details!First Time Home Buyers Loan Policy
Faculty Transition Support Stipend
Those employees holding faculty rank are eligible for a transition stipend of up to $2,000 to assist with costs related to their transition to their new employment at the University.
Tuition Scholarship (Children, Spouse)
Dependent children of Taylor University employees receive full scholarships for tuition as they pursue their first baccalaureate degree. This same benefit is extended to spouses of employees who wish to pursue their first baccalaureate degree full-time. See the link to the full policy Tuition Scholarship Policy
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance is provided at two times the regular wages for full-time employees with a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum of $250,000. Benefit will reduce at age 70, at which time benefit will reduce to 65% of the original amount.
Campus Employee Meal Plans
Employees are eligible for discounted meal plans at our two food service venues, the Hodson Dining Commons (all-you-can-eat) and the Boren Campus Center (an a la carte approach).
Events on Campus
One wonderful benefit of working at Taylor is either free or discounted ticket options for athletic, music, and theater events, or other academic or student life programs. Students love to see the faculty and staff supporting their interests!