Human Resources

We seek caring, talented and committed faculty and staff who will embrace and share Christopher Newport’s core values.

CNU is a special place. We are friendly, caring and energetic, and strive for excellence in all that we do. The University is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment, and we make every reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact us in advance of the need for accommodation.

Christopher Newport, an equal opportunity employer, is fully committed to access and opportunity.

How To Apply

Administrative/Professional Faculty and Instructional Faculty

The application process for administrative and professional faculty positions is unique to the position. All applicants should follow the guidelines outlined in the job description.

View Administrative/Professional Faculty job postings

View Instructional Faculty job postings

Classified/Full-time and Hourly/Part-time Positions

Visit jobs.cnu.edu for current available positions.

Search Classified and Hourly job postings

Position Types

Full-time instructional faculty have specific assignments that customarily require instruction, research or public service as a principal activity. Examples include academic rank titles such as professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor or lecturer.

Full-time administrative/professional faculty

Administrative faculty perform work directly related to management of the activities of the institution, department or subdivision. Incumbents in these positions exercise discretion and independent judgment and generally direct the work of others.

Qualifications for administrative faculty positions include:

  • Advanced degree or training and work experience at a level which equates to an advanced degree
  • Performance of duties and responsibilities associated with this category more than 50 percent of contractual time
  • Regular exercise of discretionary actions

In general, vice presidents, vice provosts, deans and their immediate staffs are designated as administrative faculty. Also, directors of major administrative units reporting to a vice president are categorized as administrative faculty.

Professional faculty require advanced learning and experience acquired by prolonged formal instruction and/or specialized work experience. This category is normally limited to librarians, counselors, extension agents, coaches, physicians, and other professional positions servicing education, outreach, research, athletic, medical, student affairs, and development functions or activities.

Qualifications for professional faculty positions include:

  • Advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree
  • Performance of duties and responsibilities associated with this category more than 50 percent of contractual time
  • Regular exercise of professional discretion and judgment
  • Production of work that is intellectual and varied in character, not standardized

Classified employees are full-time, salaried, benefited, exempt or nonexempt positions that may include a wide variety of work ranging from administrative, professional, office, clerical and skilled crafts to service and maintenance.

Employees in this category are covered by the Virginia Personnel Act after serving a probationary period and are subject to the policies and procedures of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management.

Wage/Hourly Employees receive pay for hours worked rather than a fixed salary. Wage employees are limited to working 1,500 hours per agency per year, which is calculated as the 365-day period beginning on the employee’s first day of employment; however, wage employees may be required to work 40 hours per week.

Wage employees are normally hired to meet seasonal, temporary, part-time or casual workforce needs and are not covered by the Virginia Personnel Act. Wage employees do not receive state benefits except for worker’s compensation and leave without pay for military service while on active duty or the reserve, but do have access to certain Christopher Newport benefits.

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