Students Work with Two Types of Faculty Members:
Program Mentors & Course Instructors

WGU Program Mentors work with students from the day they enroll until they graduate, providing the one-to-one guidance and instruction students need as they progress through their program. As a Program Mentor, you will:
  • Help students plan their studies and stay on track from enrollment to graduation.

  • Provide students with a personalized learning experience that fits their learning styles, skills, and goals.

  • Identify appropriate learning resources to meet student needs.

  • Monitor each of your student's academic progress, communicating with each student regularly.

  • Proactively identify potential obstacles to each student’s success and provide additional instruction and support as needed.

WGU Course Instructors are subject matter experts on course content, providing instruction—typically one-on-one—to students while they are engaged in specific courses. As a Course Instructor, you will:
  • Work with students as they engage in your courses.

  • Help students with specific questions related to their coursework.

  • Offer specialized and individualized instruction on challenging topics.

  • Bring WGU courses of study to life through one-to-one or one-to-many forums.

  • Contribute subject matter expertise to a larger course design effort.

WGU Faculty Members Make a Difference in the Lives of Their Students

Why Work at WGU?

In addition to being a part of an innovative institution and changing lives every day, being a WGU faculty member offers some distinct advantages:

  • The opportunity to work from home
  • A flexible schedule
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Tuition discounts for you and your family
  • Co-workers dedicated to helping adults achieve their dreams
  • The chance to share your passion and expertise


You can find a full list of open positions on our Online Job Board, which lists all of the current openings. Click on any job title and you'll find a brief job description as well as requirements and the option to apply.


You can find a full list of open positions on our Online Job Board. Click on any job title, then choose either "New Resume/CV" or "Existing Resume CV" at the bottom of the page. It is important that your application includes all the relevant education and experience you possess. Incomplete applications may be rejected.

See the difference a WGU education makes.

  • President Barack Obama
    "WGU is one of the innovators implementing promising practices that offer breakthroughs on cost, quality, or both."
  • Bill Gates, Founder, Microsoft
    "I'm impressed with WGU. Its low-cost online programs rely on competency-based progression, not class time or credit hours."
  • Brad Smith, EVP, Microsoft
    "WGU gives students the ability to assemble the complete package, giving employers confidence when making a hiring decision."
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Diversity Statement

A diverse faculty is pivotal to the success of Western Governors University’s mission to improve the quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.

We maintain that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms and behaviors.

Throughout our work, we will support diversity in all of its forms, encompassing age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race and religion.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policies

Western Governors University “WGU" does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, sex, disability, age, military or veteran status as required by applicable laws and regulations. WGU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. This policy of nondiscrimination applies (without limitation) to student recruitment, admissions, academic programs and services, student discipline, grading, and student access to WGU sponsored forums.

WGU also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability and need accommodations, please notify us at as soon as possible so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Any student or applicant who wishes to discuss possible discrimination is welcome to contact:

WGU Student Services

Responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has been delegated to:

Anika Webb - Title IX Coordinator
Western Governors University
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533
Direct: 801-993-2321
Toll Free: 877-435-7948, ext. 1321

WGU encourages students to use the WGU Grievance and Complaint Procedure to resolve discrimination concerns. However, students also have a right to file discrimination complaints directly with the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

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