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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.

Do You Need Assistance?

Visit our Who to Contact in HR page.

Upcoming Courses April 2019

  • Strength Finders
    April 10, 1pm-3pm, MGC 247
  • Being Inclusive: A Storytelling Series - Religion in the Workplace
    April 17, 12pm-2pm, Butler Boardroom

Being Inclusive: A Storytelling Series

Religion in the Workplace

Wednesday, April 17
Butler Boardroom


Cooking Demonstration: Fresh Spring Cuisine

Friday, April 26th
12:00-1:00 PM
MGC 3-4

Chefs from AU Dining will demonstrate how to make seasonal meals that will freshen up your routine this spring. 



Be Active. AhealthyU Spring Fitness Classes

AhealthyU Group Fitness Classes End April 26

Try a class during lunch or after work! We have 10 classes for faculty and staff to choose from.




Tuesday, April 9
11:30am - 12:30pm (Kaiser)
1:00pm - 2:00pm (CareFirst)
SIS Founders Room


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.