Human Resources


Through the staff employment policy the University endeavors to: 

  • Hire excellent employees; 
  • Promote and achieve broad-based diversity among staff; 
  • Assist employees in securing positions commensurate with their skills and knowledge, assuring equitable access to promotion and advancement; and 
  • Provide an avenue for employees to address concerns related to employment decisions.  

Wesleyan University is fully committed to a policy of equal opportunity throughout the University, and to this end abides by all applicable federal and state laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and fair employment practices. This policy reflects the strong, continuing commitment of the President and the Board of Trustees, which is the governing board of the University. 

Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Wesleyan recognizes the value individual and group differences contribute to the learning environment and to scholarship. Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age and any other category protected by federal or Connecticut law in its programs and activities. 


Generally, all open positions, other than re-assignments as a result of a position elimination will be posted on the Human Resources website. The job descriptions for vacancies are posted through the Human Resources online system located at: Careers. Employees are welcome to apply for posted positions when vacancies occur. Normally, however, an employee will not be considered for another position until he or she has worked one year in his or her current position. Initial inquiries to Human Resources about any vacancy will remain confidential, but, if the decision to follow through by becoming a candidate for a posted position is made, it is necessary for the employee to advise his or her supervisor prior to the interview. 

Relatives of current employees may apply for positions at the University that do not directly report to a family member. Cabinet level approval is required for hiring of family members within the same department. 


Wesleyan University policy requires equal consideration of all potential employees, regardless of numerous factors, including national origin. Wesleyan University values diversity. 

For candidates offered and accepting employment, Wesleyan will pay those immigration costs and expenses which employers are legally obligated to pay. The employee will be required to pay any and all other immigration costs and expenses. 


Employees who have previous service (excluding student employment) at .75 FTE or above with Wesleyan University will receive service credit for prior employment for benefit purposes. Service credit will be given for .75 FTE and above for temporary employment that immediately precedes employment with the University.