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American University's Office of Human Resources invites you to explore a career at AU if you are looking for a place to grow personally and professionally and do meaningful work. We value the strengths and contributions of our staff and faculty and have an engaged community committed to the student experience.

Our internationally recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.

American University provides a comprehensive benefits package, a flexible, supportive environment, and rewarding work that helps you to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance.

Join us at American University and help us to develop tomorrow's citizens and leaders who will change the world.

20-Year Club


The 2018 20-Year Club inductees reflect upon their time at American University.

Be Active. AhealthyU Fitness Classes.

AhealthyU Group Fitness Classes end 12/07

Take advantage of our last group fitness classes of the semester!


The Art of Retirement

AhealthyU and the Benefits Team in Human Resources are partnering to bring you The Art of Retirement! Gary Williams will help us define what retirement really means to each of us since it is very personal. We're here to answer your retirement planning questions!

Wednesday, December 12
9:30am-10:30am | MGC 200


Communication for Improved Collaboration

Develop key skills in collaborative communication including describing cause without assigning blame, identifying emotions, acknowledging core values, and asking questions to concretely access expectation.

Tuesday, December 18
9am-12pm | SVB 146 | Register
2pm-5pm | MGC 312 | Register

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HR Newsletter

Human Resources' monthly newsletter provides news and information about all things HR.

Read the Newsletter

Empathy in the Workplace

Take time for self-reflection around experiences in receiving and giving empathy to another and then explore why empathy is important to individuals, to the university and to the community in which participants work and live.

Tuesday, January 15
9am-12pm | SIS 300 | Register
2pm-5pm | SVB 251 | Register

News and Updates

Required Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training for All Full-Time and Part-Time Staff 

As part of the new Inclusive Excellence plan, the Harassment & Discrimination Prevention course is required for all staff and leaders, even if you were recently hired or have completed previous versions. This required training is due by Friday, December 21, 2018.