Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage more than 20,500 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.
The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.
Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Located in the heart of Oakland County's Automation Alley, the university has forged hundreds of partnerships with hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, cities, government agencies and educational institutions.
As OU continues to expand its respected standing both in Michigan and across the nation, its faculty and staff are finding new opportunities for professional success.
The university offers a diverse, challenging and rewarding work environment with a mission-focused perspective. Oakland is shaping the next generation of leaders and innovators, and seeks partners dedicated to this goal.
Professionals pursuing meaningful careers with competitive compensation packages, vocational and academic advancement opportunities and access to diverse recreational, cultural and life-enriching experiences are encouraged to explore the opportunities listed here.
Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.
Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Oakland University is an active community partner providing thriving civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities and valuable public service.
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2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309