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American University Careers

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Employment Opportunities
at American University

We invite you to explore career opportunities at American University.

At American University, we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving American University community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.

Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. 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 are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.

American University offers a comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Retirement plan with a generous 2:1 match on the first 5%
  • Tuition remission
  • Education benefits for dependent children
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Transit benefits
  • Parental leave
  • Short term medical leave
  • Long term disability
  • Back-up dependent care
  • Pet insurance
  • Group auto & home discounts

We also provide a supportive environment that helps you to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance. Our dedicated staff at
AhealthyU supports the health and well-being of AU faculty and staff through integrated programs, education and resources that encourage positive daily habits that fit your goals and lifestyle. These include a meditation series, cooking classes and fitness classes for both individuals and families. But what you won’t see elsewhere is a 200% retirement match, pet sitting, on-campus child care and tutoring. AU also offers college tuition for children after two years of employment and 20 credits per year for spouses or domestic partners after 4 months of employment.

The Faculty Staff Assistance Program and our BHS Care program deliver professional counseling and mental health referral services for staff and their family members free of charge.  

Additionally, through our variety of Staff and Faculty Affinity Groups, employees can develop a deeper connection with the AU community and receive support from mentors, allies and peers. Our current Affinity Groups include:

  • Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • Black Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • Disability+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • International Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • Latino and Hispanic Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • Military-Connected Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
  • People of Color Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

We are confident that you will find American University is a place to grow both personally and professionally and do meaningful work. 

American University is anE-Verify and Right to Work employer.

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American University considers immigration sponsorship an important part of its efforts to recruit, hire, and retain a skilled work force with critical skills and knowledge. The U.S. Department of Labor requires employers seeking to employ an H1B worker to notify all employees at the same worksite that the University has filed a Labor Condition Application (LCA).

You will find notices of LCA filing with the Employment and Training Administration, in accordance with 20 C.F.R. §655.734 on the myAU portal. Copies of the full LCAs will be available for public inspection at 3201 New Mexico Ave, N.W., Suite 270, Washington D.C. 20016. Complaints alleging misrepresentation of material facts on the LCA and/or failure to comply with the terms of the LCA may be filed with an office of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.