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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 March 2019

  • Choosing Civility in the Workplace
    March 19, 2019, 9am-12pm, SVB 609 Register
  • Being Inclusive: A Storytelling Series - Microaggressions
    March 19, 2019, 12pm-2pm, MCD Formal Lounge Register
  • Communication II: Communication for Improved Collaboration
    March 26, 2019, 9am-12pm, MGC 245 Register

Choosing Civility in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 19
SVB 609

This facilitator-led training will you discover and focus on gaining awareness, skills. and strategies to promote a respectful workplace while aligning with organizational values.


Volley w/Co-Workers

Friday, March 22
Bender Arena

Bond with co-workers and discover the game of Pickleball, a fun and low-impact sport! Volley the ball on the courts or cheer on your co-workers from the sidelines.


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

March 19, 2019
12pm - 2pm | MCD Formal Lounge


Retire Well Education & Resources for All Stages of Retirement Planning

403(b) Retirement Planning

Tuesday, March 26 | Butler Boardroom
11:30am - 12:30pm (Fidelity)
1:00pm - 2:00pm (TIAA)


Be Active. AhealthyU Spring Fitness Classes

Try a Group Fitness Class

From Yoga to Core & Condition, 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.