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Work at American University

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.

Upcoming Courses February 2019

  • Leveraging Diverse Teams
    February 19, 2019
    9am-12pm, SVB 482, Register
    2pm-5pm, MGC 330N, Register
  • Being Inclusive, A Storytelling Series: Race & Ethnicity
    February 20, 2019, 12pm-2pm
    BLTR BDR, Register
  • Intro to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    February 21, 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm
    MGC 245, Register

Leveraging Diverse Teams

Gain an understanding of why diversity and inclusion are merged as business issues, learn key competencies of leading a diverse team, and practice leadership skills that support an inclusive workplace.

Tuesday, February 19
9am-12pm | SVB 482 | Register
2pm-5pm | MGC 330N | Register

Retire Well Education & Resources for All Stages of Retirement Planning

AU Retire Well Program

Prepare for retirement, consider factors that may impact your satisfaction in retirement, & provide tools to design a strategy for a successful retirement.

Learn More

Blue and white flyer that says Being Inclusive, A Storytelling Series presented by HR, AU Connects and the Affinity Groups

Being Inclusive: A Storytelling Series

Race & Ethnicity
February 20, 2019
12pm - 2pm | Butler Boardroom


2019 Staff Performance Awards

Staff Performance Awards

Make your nominations by March 1st. Nominations accepted from faculty, staff, and students. Self-nominations welcome.

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Be Active. AhealthyU Spring Fitness Classes

Group Fitness Classes

Our Group Fitness Classes are back! From Zumba to Barre, we have 10 classes for faculty and staff to choose from. Join a class during lunch or after work.


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.

20-Year Club


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

AU Retire Well: 403(b) Retirement Planning


Learn about how you can successfully plan and manage your money for retirement, Social Security benefits, and more.