Applying for a Job

You can apply for faculty, staff, and student positions online! Faculty, staff and student positions are posted on PeopleAdmin. If accommodations are needed to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by emailing or calling 936-294-1070.

How to Apply

Found an open position? Create an account to apply online and track the status of your applications. Faculty positions are posted for 10 business days, while Exempt Staff positions are posted for 10 calendar days and Non-Exempt Staff for 5 calendar days. Positions may be posted longer based on the needs of the hiring department.

Create an account in PeopleAdmin (Faculty,Staff & Student)

Getting Hired

After you submit your application...

Application Screening

Your application is immediately accessible by the hiring department upon submission. Hiring departments review applications for minimum qualifications and rank candidates to determine who they would like to interview. If not selected, you will receive a notification when the position is filled. The length of the hiring process can vary based upon the needs of the individual hiring departments.


The hiring manager will call to conduct a phone interview and/or schedule an interview. If your interview is in-person, ask the hiring department about parking or visit the parking website at Again, the interview process can vary based on upon the needs of the hiring department but the process will be consistent between applicants applying for the same position.

Background Check

If you are a finalist, Human Resources runs a background check to ensure eligibility of employment. All information obtained through a criminal background check is privileged and confidential and will not be released or disclosed to any unauthorized person.


If selected, the Hiring Department calls to offer you the position with a hiring salary and start date. Some departments may extend an offer prior to a background check. All offers are contingent on a successful background check.

Hiring Paperwork

If you accepted our offer, Human Resources emails you hiring paperwork to be completed electronically through Adobe Sign. To avoid unnecessary delays in hiring or receiving your first pay check, complete paperwork immediately upon receiving.

Begin Work

Your hiring paperwork must be complete before you can begin working. Human Resources will notify you when you are eligible to begin work. Faculty and staff are invited to new hire orientation to review benefits and procedures.

Are You a Veteran?

If seven or fewer applicants are chosen for an interview, a qualified veteran’s preference applicant from the pool must be interviewed. If more than seven are interviewed, 20% of the number interviewed that are qualified veteran’s preference applicants must be interviewed. Feel free to reach out to our veteran liaison, Christene Chavez, by emailing her at CNH002@SHSU.EDU or calling her at 936.294.2330.

We also encourage veteran applicants and employees to use our campus Veteran Resource Center.

What's EEO & Affirmative Action?

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Security & Fire Safety at Work

Sam Houston State University is committed to the safety of our university community. Each year, SHSU releases an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to provide information about local crime statistics, safety policies, and the preventative measures in place to protect our faculty, staff, and students. You can view the report online, download a copy of it, or request a hard copy from the University Police Department. The non-emergency phone number for the University Police Department is 936.294.1800.

Read Annual Security & Fire Safety Report