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 the Talent Acquisition team. General information regarding hiring can be found below.

New Position Requests

If a department would like to add a new permanent position (full-time or part-time that is not filling an established position) the request must be submitted through the  New Position or Additional Pay Request Process. Please visit our Position (New and Reclass) and Compensation Requests page (PennKey Required) for details and to submit your request.