Applying for a Job

Below is an overview of our application process for faculty and staff positions. This process is in place to make sure all applicants receive fair and equal opportunity. Student hiring is facilitated through Career Services.

  • Create an account

    Job applications are accepted through PeopleAdmin for faculty and staff positions. PeopleAdmin is a software that we use to manage positions. You’ll begin by creating an account. Your account will allow you to:

    Search job postings

    Bookmark your favorite job postings

    Upload your resume & documents

    Apply for jobs

    Create an Account

  • Search Jobs

    Find available positions by clicking search on the left navigation and using the filters to narrow down your search.

    Search Jobs

    Search interface of PeopleAdmin
  • Apply for an available position

    Apply for the job by clicking on the ‘Apply to this job’ button. Applications are visible to the hiring department as soon as they are submitted.

    job posting screen of PeopleAdmin
  • Screening

    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.

  • Interview

    If selected for an interview, the hiring department will contact you to schedule. If your interview is in-person, ask the hiring department about parking or visit the parking website at

    Veteran's Preference

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

    Christene Chavez

    Veteran's Resource Center

  • Candidate Selection

    After interviews, if you are a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources. You can check on the status of your application online, by logging into your PeopleAdmin account.


If accommodations are needed to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by emailing or calling 936-294-1070.

A Safe Environment

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.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Background Checks

Employment between the University and an individual in a security sensitive position is contingent on successfully passing a criminal background check. The University will conduct criminal background checks for:

  • Applicants selected to fill security sensitive positions; and
  • Employees selected to transfer or to be promoted to security sensitive positions

All information obtained through a criminal background check is privileged and confidential and will not be released or disclosed to any unauthorized person.

Electronic Work Authorization

Sam Houston State University participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.

Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS.

Call 1-888-897-7781, or visit dhs.gove/e-verify

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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.