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Welcome to UW Oshkosh 

Become part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a place where excellence and opportunity meet and where respected faculty and staff continue to support the institution’s 140-year tradition of leadership and innovation. As the third-largest university in the UW System with just under 14,000 students, UW Oshkosh offers comprehensive and competitive opportunities to attract highly-talented individuals who are committed to the University’s mission and core values.

The UW Oshkosh campus is located along the Fox River in a city of 66,000 that is famous for its history and noted for modern commercial and cultural development. Bounded by lakes, rivers and nearby forested recreational areas, Oshkosh is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the state.

The city is located in the heart of the Fox River Valley, approximately 90 miles north of Milwaukee, and 50 miles south of Green Bay. Oshkosh offers small-town friendliness with large city features providing a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests.untitled-design The city offers a vast array of entertainment options such as 29 community parks and natural resource areas, multiple golf courses, museums and art galleries, a library, a zoo and movie theater. Oshkosh is the home of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), which hosts AirVenture for one week each year attracting more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts from more than 60 countries.

Oshkosh conveniently resides along the Fox River and Lake Butte des Morts, as well as the western shore of Lake Winnebago providing numerous marinas, boat landings, beaches and waterfront restaurants throughout the city. Click here to view a map of the City of Oshkosh!

Labeled as Wisconsin’s Event City, Oshkosh provides a series of attractions ranging from many different areas of interest. Oshkosh is the home of the Paine Art Center and Gardens, where visitors may explore 20 garden areas highlighting a variety of plants and flowers. The Paine also is home to more than 1,000 art pieces, both indoors and outdoors. With a diverse variety of events taking place each month, the Paine Art Center and Gardens is a great place to explore while in Oshkosh.

Oshkosh is also the home of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), with a museum holding over 200 historic aircraft and a KidVenture Gallery giving children a hands on experience in aviation. The EAA hosts an annual week long event called AirVenture, which attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year. AirVenture is the largest aviation show in the world and happens right here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin!

Any Oshkosh native is eager to attend Waterfest, a summer concert series that hosts weekly concerts for the community to enjoy. Waterfest takes place in our outdoor Leach Amphitheater and has drawn well-known artists, such as The Fray, Smashmouth, The BoDeans, and many more!

Visit the Oshkosh Events page to view upcoming events and many more attractions in Oshkosh, Wisconsin!

Aside from the vast array of events going on in Oshkosh, the city is conducive to raising a family in every way possible. From the well known school districts and hospitals to the very fairly priced outlet mall, Oshkosh provides a happy and healthy family life for each and every one of its residents.

Oshkosh is home to one of the best school systems in the nation offering a variety of educational programs to its community. There are fifteen elementary schools, five middle schools, two high schools, and four charter schools available within the public school system. To learn more information about the Oshkosh School District, click here

Oshkosh also has two hospitals newly built since 2000, accommodating many specialized medical needs for the members of its community. Mercy Medical Center is conveniently located in a residential area on the southwest side of Oshkosh. Mercy provides 157 patient beds and more than 300 medical staff. Secondly, Aurora Medical Center is located on the north side of the city and provides specialized cancer care, cardiology, emergency care, and neurological care, just to name a few. 

The city of Oshkosh is home to approximately 29 parks and natural resource areas accompanied by the beautiful views of Lake Winnebago. With annual festivals, summer sporting leagues, winter light shows, and walking paths, you will never be bored in Oshkosh! To read more about what these parks have to offer, click here

Library & YMCA 
Oshkosh Public Library is well known for hosting a plethora of education and exciting events throughout the year for families to enjoy. With weekly book clubs for all ages, family storytime, and numerous holiday themed events, the Oshkosh Public Library is a great place for families to visit and enjoy. Additionally, for those interested in exercise and wellness, there are multiple YMCA facilities here in Oshkosh. Oshkosh is home to a brand new YMCA facility where programs focusing in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility are provided to its members. Memberships are very reasonable with regard to pricing and are very popular amongst UW Oshkosh employees! 

Oshkosh Outlet Shoppes 
Oshkosh is also home to a very popular outlet mall providing a diverse range of shoppes to the community. All items and products available are sold at an extended discount making it an affordable option for those interested.

Join our team at UW Oshkosh and discover the great opportunities and experiences that lie ahead of you in the New North.

Need help? Please email the human resource department at or contact us by phone at (920) 424-1166.

AA/EO Statement  

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.  UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.   

Reasonable Accommodations  

UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.   

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials  

UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.  

CBC & Reference Check Policy  

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.  

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)  

For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see call UWO’s Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy. 

  Phone:  (920) 424-1166

  Fax: (920) 424- 2021


Monday - Friday 7:45AM - 4:30PM

  Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901