Shawnee State Career Opportunities

Welcome to the Career Opportunities webpage for Shawnee State University! Shawnee State has a unique open access mission and strives to find those professionals who embrace its uniqueness and want to be a part of our commitment to Students as a first priority.

Shawnee State University, located on the banks of the Ohio River in historic Portsmouth, Ohio, prepares students for the changing needs of business, industry, education, and society through its more than 80 diversified degree programs. Always looking forward - utilizing advanced technologies, exploring emerging ideas, and continually growing to meet the needs of our students - we thank you for considering Shawnee State in your career plans.

Internal Job Openings/Vacancies

(open to SSU employees only)

Positions open to current SSU employees for internal application or CWA bid may be viewed in MySSU under the Employee Infotab.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  CWA internal postings open for bids at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. on the Open and Close dates referenced in the Posting Detail Information section of the Posting.

Link to MySSU

External Job Postings

(open to the general public)

Shawnee State welcomes online applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. For current employment opportunities and/or to apply for an open position, please visit us online by clicking the following link:

Employment Compliance

SSU complies with applicable federal and state laws with regard to employment.  Certain requirements must be met before a new employee can begin work.  A few of these requirements are summarized below.

Background Check

When considering individuals for University employment, conviction/criminal history records are reviewed as they relate to the content and nature of the work and the safety and security of University employees, students, the public and University property. A conviction/criminal history record does not necessarily disqualify an individual for employment with Shawnee State. 

The criminal background investigation and identity check information is maintained by HR. This information includes, but is not limited to, identifying information, Social Security Number, birth date, address, phone number, recommendations, injuries, medical reports, employment evaluations, and other employment-related documents (ref: ORC 1347.08, Notice of Personal Information).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Form I-9)

All new employees must complete new hire paperwork prior to or on their first day of work. The Form I-9 is one of the required documents requiring completion. It verifies employment eligibility. You must provide documentation that proves your eligibility to work in the U.S. This identifying information is retained separately from the employee's personnel record.

NOTICEFederal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States

The University will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (PDF) to confirm work authorization.

IMPORTANT: If the University cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we will provide you instructions and an opportunity on how to contact the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Campus Safety and Security (Clery Act)

Shawnee State maintains an annual Security & Fire Safety Report which is available to all current and prospective employees and students. This report includes statistics on reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, Shawnee State's campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. A copy of this report is available at: Clery Act Security Report (PDF)

We appreciate your interest in Shawnee State University.  If you have questions about specific positions or the application process, please contact Human Resources at or you may call (740) 351-3464 during normal hours of operation.

Shawnee State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University prohibits discrimination against any individual because of race, color, genetic information, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or military status.