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Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment at Western
Carolina University

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO APPLICANTS: The Western Carolina University application system has undergone a substantial upgrade. The new functionality has improved the application process.

If you have applied for a position prior to October 5, 2015, your application has been stored and can be used for historical information only. Please click here to access the previous version. If you wish to apply for a currently posted position, you will need to create a new application.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please email our Employment team at or call (828) 227 7218.

New Users

  • To search positions, click the Search Jobs link at left.
  • To apply for a job, click the Create Account link at left, then follow the directions.

Returning Users

  • Click Login, and enter your username and password
  • This enables you to:
    • Edit your existing application.
    • Apply to new jobs without re-entering your application information.
    • Review the status of positions you have applied to.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on the closing date indicated. Candidates needing assistance with the online employment system may contact the Office Human Resources at (828) 227-7218 or email at

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Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

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Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please email

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

In order to receive educational credit, degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Unless otherwise noted, degree must be obtained prior to start date.

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit