Careers at HSU

Human Resources

It is a pleasure to serve applicants for employment as well as the employees of Hardin-Simmons University. Our office exists to provide a service and assistance concerning personnel, employment, and benefits for applicants and the University faculty and staff.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question or need assistance about anything related to the functions of the Human Resources Office. If you would like to see something added to our web site, please contact us or visit us on the third floor of Sandefer Memorial.

HR Department Main Phone 325-670-1259
Fax 325-670-5874
Tera Gibson Director of Human Resources | Tera.Gibson@hsutx.edu
Jordyn Underhill Human Resources/ Payroll Assistant | Jordyn.underhill@hsutx.edu

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2019 Summary of Benefits

We are pleased that you are considering employment opportunities at Hardin-Simmons University. The University is always seeking qualified faculty and staff to replace those who might be leaving or to fill a new position on campus. The supportive, family-oriented atmosphere at HSU has influenced the lives of our students for generations. Our goal in the employee selection process is to continue hiring Christians who will maintain this interest in our students and uphold our Statement of Purpose (below). If you are interested in employment at Hardin-Simmons, please visit the faculty or staff links to the left.

Hardin-Simmons University, a church-related institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas: 

  • HSU fosters the intellectual development of students by providing an academically challenging education in selected arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional programs based upon a liberal arts foundation.
  • Academic excellence continues as a priority at Hardin-Simmons University as it has for more than a century. The core curriculum involves students in a broad range of inquiry relating general studies with requirements of the chosen major. Small classes taught by experienced scholars give the opportunity for interactive learning. The institution’s commitment to excellence is best illustrated through the lives of graduates who traditionally have excelled in a wide variety of fields.
  • Affirms the relevance and importance of the Christian faith for life in the contemporary world by maintaining a clear identification with and loyalty to the Christian faith and functioning within the context of historic Baptist values and principles.
  • Founded in 1891 by a determined group of ministers, ranchers and merchants, Hardin-Simmons University established dual goals of developing the mind and nurturing the spiritual life of its students. That commitment to encourage growth in faith and knowledge has remained central. Believing academic excellence and Christian faith to be complementary, the University emphasizes the need for interaction between faith and reason.
  • HSU encourages individuals to lead lives of service through active involvement in intellectual, cultural and religious life, both on the campus and in the larger communities of Abilene and the world.
  • Although Western in tradition, the University takes pride in the cosmopolitan nature of its students, faculty and staff, and encourages the development of an international perspective. Through its leadership in providing intellectual, spiritual, cultural and social opportunities, the University serves as a catalyst for the advancement and enrichment of its students and the community.

 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.

Application Form

Applicants for employment are required 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.

Competencies

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed in the job posting describing your background and qualifications in each area. This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of the position. Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

Resumes

Resume is required to be considered for employment at Hardin-Simmons University, unless otherwise stated.

Job Postings

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 325-670-1129 for information concerning vacant positions.

Interviews

After consulting with supervisors, the department specific to the job you are applying to will arrange the interview for staff employment. Unfortunately, we are unable to interview all applicants. Therefore, it is important that applicants represent themselves well on their applications and Competencies. The Competencies are a “paper interview” and are closely reviewed by the selecting supervisors.

Background Screen

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check 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.

Email

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.

Notification

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

Inquiries

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

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.