Hiring a Staff Member

The Provost Administrative Affairs Human Resources (PAA HR) office can guide you through the hiring process for vacancies, replacements, and/or reorganizations, reclassifications, etc.  Utilizing our services will protect both you and the university; ensuring that all university and federal guidelines are being followed.

The most up-to-date information regarding hiring can be found in the Hiring Officer’s Handbook (PennKey required). This handbook will assist you with posting a position, selecting and interviewing potential candidates, checking references, offering a position, and finalizing the hiring process.  If you have any questions, please contact your Human Resources Director or Erin Gerew, Sr. Recruiter, Provost Centers. General information regarding hiring can be found below.

Exception to the Hiring Freeze

As of April 13, 2020, there is a University-wide hiring freeze for all new and replacement positions, except for grant-funded positions, through June 30, 2021. No hires should be made unless they have been approved through the exception process. Please visit our Exception to the Hiring Freeze Request page (PennKey Required) for details and to submit your request.