Why Work at Trent

Trent University is noted for internationally-respected faculty, globally-significant research, and world-class facilities. The Peterborough campus is located on the beautiful Otonabee River in the heart of the Kawarthas. The newly expanded Durham campus is conveniently located close to the GTA on Thornton Road. Trent University has approximately 9,000 full and part-time students, and employs approximately 2,000 employees, including faculty staff, contract staff, and student staff. Trent offers over 60 undergraduate and professional degree programs and a total of 20 graduate programs. Students benefit from a greatly enhanced academic experience due to Trent's ability to consistently deliver a meaningful, high-quality liberal undergraduate education in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences in an environment that places a strong emphasis on interaction between students and professors.

Trent University offers eligible employees a comprehensive employee pension and benefit package, a commitment to ongoing learning and development, and an exceptional work environment in the following ways:

  • Excellent Benefits Package
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Generous Vacation Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Sabbaticals
  • Self-Funded Leaves
  • Tuition Rebate for Employee, Spouse, and Dependents
  • Professional Development Programs for all Employee Groups
  • Long Service Recognition Program
  • Variety of Work/Life Balance Options

In Peterborough

  • State-of-the-art Athletics Centre and a Staff Wellness Credit
  • Beautiful campus located on the Otonabee River with plenty of hiking and biking trails
  • A green campus, that embraces sustainability and the environment
  • Thriving downtown, with plenty of unique shops, cafes and restaurants

For more information on the Peterborough experience, please visit:

Trent University Symons Campus 
City of Peterborough

In Durham

  • Access to City of Oshawa recreation facilities, including the newly renovated Civic Recreation Complex, the Legend Centre and the South Oshawa Community Centre
  • Durham is a community filled with entertainment, national historic sites, top-rated restaurants, a mix of local and brand name shopping and, of course, plenty of green space

For more information on the Oshawa experience, please visit:

Trent University Durham Campus
City of Oshawa