Recruitment is the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified applicants. The recruitment function is administered through the University’s Office of Human Resources (OHR).  OHR is responsible for ensuring that all departments adhere to consistent recruitment practices and are in compliance with Federal, State and University regulations and policies.

Information linked below will provide guidance to hiring supervisors during the recruitment process. Please select the applicable employment category:

  • Administrative and Professional Faculty: Positions in this category require the performance of work directly related to the management of the educational and general activities of the institution, department, or sub-division.  Administrative/ professional faculty are appointed into non-tenure positions and serve at the pleasure of the president of the University. Appointments to all administrative/professional faculty positions are term appointments. No aspects of tenure are involved, unless an individual has earned tenure at the University of Mary Washington prior to joining the administration and will retain his/her academic rank in the administrative position.
  • Classified Staff: Positions in this category usually qualify for all employee benefits, and are subject to the provisions of the Virginia Personnel Act.
  • Teaching (Instructional) Faculty: Positions in this category have specific assignments that customarily require instruction, research, or public service as a principal activity. Examples include academic rank titles such as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, or lecturer.
  • Temporary Staff: Positions in this category are contracted through temporary staffing agencies.
  • Volunteer: An individual is considered to be a volunteer for, or an agent of, the University under the following circumstances: (1) services are performed for which the individual receives no compensation but may be paid expenses and/or (2) the volunteer is a current University employee, the volunteer services are not the same type for which the University currently employs the individual.
  • Wage Staff: Positions in this category assist the University in meeting seasonal, temporary, part-time, or casual workforce needs. Wage employees are not covered by the Virginia Personnel Act. Wage employees are limited to working 1,500 hours during a period of 365 consecutive days starting the first day a wage employee begins work. Employees do not receive benefits while on wage appointment except for worker’s compensation and leave without pay for military service in the reserve components. Wage employees are eligible to participate in tax-sheltered annuities.

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