Application Process

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Career Opportunities at Appalachian State University. The desire and goal of the Office of Human Resources-Employment is to attract, hire, develop, and retain great people who can contribute to the excellence of Appalachian State University.

The following provides information on the application process:

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All faculty and staff positions require completion of an electronic application through our online employment system at Please provide COMPLETE and ACCURATE contact information and educational and work history in the appropriate spaces. Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration. Your application will remain on file in the online system indefinitely and can be updated at any time. If you wish to apply for vacancies, simply log into the employment system, update your application information if necessary, and apply to postings.


Please safeguard your username and password used to set up your application but maintain easy access as this information is required each time you log into the online system. If you lose your password you may contact HR at 828-262-3187.


Most staff postings will indicate a closing date and no applications may be received after this date. The application cannot be modified once it has been applied to a specific posting.
Some positions will indicate "Open until filled" and review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.

Attaching Additional Documents

Not all postings will allow an applicant to attach additional documents such as a resume and cover letter. At all times, ensure your application provides complete and accurate information. If the posting allows you to attach additional documents, please note that some documents may be listed as required uploads whereas others are listed as optional documents. Optional documents are not a requirement.

After Successful Application Submittal

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by the department to schedule an interview. The Office of Human Resources advises our hiring departments to take action as soon as possible so as to maintain a viable applicant pool, but we do not require a set timetable for the completion of the interview/selection process.

Please Note: Hiring decisions are typically made within two (2) to eight (8) weeks following the posted closing date.

Applicants are able to check the status of their application through the online system which will either indicate “In Progress” or “Position Filled”.

Assistance with Completing an Application

Appointments and Inquiries should be directed to:
The Office of Human Resources, Employment 
Location: 330 University Hall Drive, Boone, NC 28608 - Walk-ins Welcome during normal business hours.
Phone: 828-262-3187

NCWorks Career Center-Watauga County
Appalachian Enterprise Center
130 Poplar Grove Connector
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 265-5385 

Additional Locations for Computer Access

ASU - Belk Library & Information Commons
218 College Street
Boone, NC

Watauga County Public Library
140 Queen Street
Boone, NC 28607

Lois E. Harrill Senior Center
Appalachian Enterprise Center
132 Poplar Grove Road Connector
Boone, NC 28607

Ashe County Public Library
148 Library Road
West Jefferson, NC 28694

Avery County Morrison Public Library
150 Library Place
Newland, NC 28657

Wilkes County Public Library
215 Tenth Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659