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American University is a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff who represent every state and more than 150 countries. We share a passion for creating meaningful change.

Browse through our list of staff openings for the unique employment opportunities available at American University.

Our faculty and staff enjoy a level of benefits rarely seen anywhere else. Working in a vibrant campus that is an award-winning Arboretum just ten minutes from the Metro, our faculty and staff also have unprecedented access to such opportunities as hearing prominent visiting speakers; appreciating the arts; and using our state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming pool, track, and tennis courts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the volume of resumes we receive from applicants interested in a career at American University, we are unable to provide a resumé-matching service. However, we provide information about the openings so that you may readily match your qualifications and interests with the positions available. 

We update the AU Careers site continuously as we receive openings. 

If no contact person listed on the posting, please address your cover letter to the Search Committee (we do not give out the names of the hiring manager or search committee members). 

Yes, each position needs a separate application. Please include the appropriate position title and number in each copy of your cover letter or application. Resumes and cover letters are not required but encouraged.

Unless otherwise noted, positions are open until filled. In some cases, a department may decide to re-open a search, so keep checking our listings. 

After reviewing the resumés submitted, if a department believes there is a match, they will contact you directly to arrange for an interview. 

If you are using our online application system you should receive confirmation shortly after applying. 

Yes, we work with organizations including Hiring our Heroes because we are committed to hiring veterans and military spouses. We value their experience working in diverse teams, strong work ethic and creative problem-solving skills.

Let us know what you need to be a successful applicant and send an email to or call the Human Resources Office at 202-885-2591 if you need an accommodation during the application process.

American University supports the policies of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is completely committed to treating all applicants and employees with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of that statute.  The University judges individuals by their abilities, not their disabilities, and seeks to give full and equal employment opportunities to all persons capable of performing successfully in the University's positions.

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

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HEOA Information

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) against any AU community member on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information, or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases").

The following persons, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20016, have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the university nondiscrimination policies:

  • Dean of Students, 202-885-3300
  • Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, 202-885-2591
  • Dean of Faculty, 202-885-2125

American University is required to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). In accordance with the Clery Act, each year American University prepares an Annual Security Report. This report contains campus crime statistics as well as descriptions of Public Safety's services. It is available to all applicants upon request by calling the Department of Public Safety at 202-885-2537 or the Annual Security Report is also available online.

American University is required to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The 2008 HEOA Amendments require Title IV Institutions to collect and publish statistics related to fire and/or smoke events as well as fire prevention policies and fire safety equipment as these items pertain to residence halls owned and controlled by the institution. In accordance with the fire statistics, safety and prevention requirements of the HEOA, American University Department of Risk Management & Environmental Safety & Health prepares an Annual Fire Safety Report. This report is released annually on or before October 1. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available online or paper copies of the Annual Fire Safety Report will be provided upon request to the Risk Management & Environmental Health & Safety Department at 202-885-2537.