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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.

Why Work for Western Carolina University?

Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 11,000 students who study at WCU. A few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:

  • Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.
  • Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
  • Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.
  • Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.
  • Our Division 1 athletics programs offer everything from fall football to spring soccer to a best-in-the-conference track and field program. That's just the beginning. Explore our website at to learn more about your particular field of interest.

How Do I Get The Job?

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career with Western Carolina University! Applying for job openings has never been easier with our online job application system. Simply click on the desired type of position above, “Staff”, “Faculty”, “Temporary” or “Adjunct” and begin to search for a match to your skills, abilities, experience and education. Once you find a match, when you click on “Apply for this Job” it will prompt you to create your online account profile. Once you have created your account you can quickly and easily apply for any position listed on our applicant portal going forward. Returning users, click Login and enter your username and password.

Bookmark Positions

Positions that are of interest to you, you may bookmark to come back to without having to recreate your search.

Complete the Application in its Entirety

In order to receive qualifying credit for all your work history and credentials, applicants must complete his/her entire work history and education on the application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application and “See Resume” is not acceptable.

Read the Minimum Qualifications Section

Each job listing has a “Minimum Qualifications” section. Pay careful attention to this section because if your application does not clearly document that you meet these minimum requirements, your application will not be considered for that position.

EEO is the law

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

We invite you to visit our Human Resources & Payroll site to view a comprehensive list of Workplace Law Posters to learn more about your rights as an applicant and or an employee.

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.