• Staff Application Procedures


    Applicants for employment are requested to complete the HSU Employment Application.  

    Applications for Police Officer positions must include a Police Officer Supplemental Application in addition to the HSU Employment Application.


    On a separate sheet of paper or a Microsoft Word document, complete the KSA information requested which will be listed on each job description. The KSA’s are an essential part of the application. This is your opportunity to express your background and qualifications in each area. Relate the ESSENTIAL DUTIES to the KSAs when possible. Explain your qualifications from your background, education, current job and/or previous jobs as they relate to each function. Interview decisions will be based on the information you provide.


    Resume is optional, unless otherwise stated.


    HSU staff vacancies are:

    1. Posted on the HSU Human Resources web site
    2. Posted on the Human Resources bulletin board
    3. Frequently placed in the Abilene Reporter News and other publications

    Interested applicants may also call the Human Resources Office 325-670-1259 or 325-670-1507 for information concerning vacant positions.


    After consulting with supervisors, the Human Resources Office arranges all interviews for staff employment. Unfortunately, we are unable to interview all applicants. Therefore, it is important that applicants represent themselves well on their applications and KSAs. The KSAs are a "paper interview" and are closely reviewed by the selecting supervisors.


    Hardin-Simmons University's liability insurance carrier requires the university to conduct a background check of every job applicant. In Texas, information about an applicant's race and gender is required in order to check the applicant's background. Hardin-Simmons University does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military service. Applicants for employment must agree to a background screen as part of the application process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Complete and return the DISCLOSURE FORM with your application by fax to 325-670-5874 or mail to Hardin-Simmons University Box #16030 Abilene, TX 79698.


    We frequently use email to contact applicants when we cannot reach them via phone. If you have an application pending with us, please check your email in the event we are trying to contact you. If you are applying for a position at Hardin-Simmons University, and you change your email address, phone number, or address please notify the Human Resources Office via email careers@hsutx.edu.


    Applicants not selected for employment will receive a letter from the Human Resources Office.


    Inquiries concerning the status of applications or possible interviews must be directed to the Human Resources Office. Please do not call or email a faculty or staff office for information.


    Unsolicited applications are accepted and they may be reviewed against vacant positions. However, the best procedure to follow is to obtain a copy of the Job Announcement and comply with the instructions above.

    In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Hardin-Simmons University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, genetic information, or military service in employment. Under state and federal law, the University may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

    Thank you for your interest in employment at Hardin-Simmons University.

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