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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.

Empathy in the Workplace

Explore why empathy is important to individuals, to the university and to the community in which participants work and live, and take a lead in creating a culture of inclusion.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
2pm - 5pm
MGC 200


Applications for AU Tuition Scholarship due June 1, 2019

The American University Tuition Scholarship is available for eligible dependent children who are enrolled full-time in a degree program at AU or Wesley Theological Seminary.

Submit your AY 2019-2010 application online through the myAU portal by June 1, 2019.

Steps to AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge 5/21/18 to 7/1/18

Steps to AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge

Round up your team to collect daily steps and raise money for up to two internal AU charities! Registration ends May 20.

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March with the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group at the 2019 Capital Pride Parade

Register to march by 5/20

Retire Well Education & Resources for All Stages of Retirement Planning

Heart Health As You Age

Tuesday, June 11
12pm - 1pm
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.