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Welcome to Sam Houston State University's employment portal. The Human Resources Department would like to wish you the best with your job search. Our online employment system enables applicants to create an online profile, post a resume and monitor the application process 24 hours per day/7 days a week. It is the mission of the Human Resources Department to advance the overall Strategic Plan of the University through the recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce. We will provide leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and equitable administration of policies and procedures, thus fostering a positive work environment.

Eligibility for Employment

If you are a citizen or national of the U.S. or a lawful Permanent Resident, you are eligible for employment. If you are an alien (not a citizen or national of the U.S. or lawful Permanent Resident), your eligibility for employment is dependent upon your status. Employees must pass a security clearance, and provide a valid social security card to verify the employee's name and social security number for payroll purposes, and the identifying documents required to establish identity and employment eligibility for the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Verification of U. S. Selective Service Registration is required in accordance with HB 558. If you are a male between the age of 18 and 25, federal law requires that you must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. Under HB 558, enacted by the 76th Texas State Legislature, if you are currently of the age and gender requiring registration with Selective Service, but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for employment with an agency in any branch of Texas state government. For additional information regarding registration or status, you can contact the Selective Service System at 847-688-6888.


Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan 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, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215. Sam Houston State University takes seriously the initiative to make the needed extra efforts to remedy the areas of underutilization in our Affirmative Action Plan.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), as part of its ongoing efforts to support greater self-identification by individuals with disabilities, created a video to explain the importance of voluntary self-identification. We encourage you to self-identify when prompted during the application process.

Click here to meet some of our Champions of Diversity and learn about ongoing SHSU diversity events.