Employment Overview

Information for Current Employees

Lehigh University classified exempt and nonexempt staff are provided the opportunity to review and apply for vacant positions. Employees who are ready, willing, and able to expand the scope of their responsibilities and increase their contribution to their department, college, and university will be considered for vacant positions prior to consideration of external candidates. Twenty-five to thirty percent of vacant positions at Lehigh are filled annually by current employees.

All job postings for classified staff positions are updated and posted on the employment website and in the Human Resources Office. Vacant positions are posted internally for five working days before recruiting externally. There may be times when a vacant or new position is not posted - e.g., when the department head chooses to promote or laterally move another employee from the same department/area.

The position details advertised provide employees with information about opportunities for promotion and transfer. Each notice includes a description of the duties and the minimum qualifications required. Employees interested in other employment opportunities at Lehigh are encouraged to read these notices regularly and to follow the instructions to apply for a position.

To find out more about applying for open positions, go to Tips and Guidelines.

Throughout the campus, there are designated Employment Coordinators who assist staff and supervisors in job searches. To view a list of those individuals who are Employment Coordinators, select this link.

Faculty positions can be accessed and reviewed on the website.

Lehigh University encourages active interest in career development planning. Employees have several options for professional growth including increased responsibility in the current position, a lateral move to another position or area, or promotion to a higher level position. Employees who desire assistance in career development may contact Human Resources.

Job Family Compass Guides provide detailed descriptions of the key accountabilities, skills, knowledge, and success factors for positions within each of the twenty-four job families identified at Lehigh. Each Compass Guide also provides a set of resources that employees can use to chart their own career growth and development.

Additional information about job families, position accountabilities, skills, knowledge and experience, and success factors are available on the Campus Portal under the ‘Employee’ tab. Employees can also print a copy of their position description from the Campus Portal by selecting this link. If you need your position number and password to print your position description, contact Human Resources at 610-758-3900.


Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate

on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or

familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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