University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources
http://www.umn.edu/ohr
612-625-2016

Types of Positions at the University

Full-time Job Postings

Full-time positions are jobs of at least 40 hours per week, or 100% appointment time, for positions located in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston, Morris, and other research centers and areas around the state. Here are examples of the categories of job types you will find:

Faculty and Instructional
  • Tenured, tenure-track, contract, adjunct and visiting faculty (professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor).
  • Non-faculty instructional staff such as teaching specialists and lecturers.
  • Other academic staff such as academic advisors, librarians, and research associates.
  • University Employee Groups: Faculty (94xx) and Academic Professional (97xx).
Executive, Administrative, and Managerial
  • University and department administrators such as deans, provosts, department heads, directors, supervisors and managers.
  • University Employee Groups: Academic Administrators (93xx), and Civil Service (3xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx).
Staff - Professional Non-Faculty
  • Accountant, Graphic Designer/Media Artist, General Staff Nurse, Social Worker, Scientist or Editor
  • University Employee Groups: Civil Service (3xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx).
Staff - Secretarial/Clerical
  • Principal Accounts Specialist, Office Support Assistant, Principal Office and Administrative Specialist, Program/Project Specialist.
  • University Employee Groups: AFSCME Clerical (18xx), Civil Service (7xxx, 8xxx).
Staff - Technical/Para-Professional
  • Community Program Assistant, Senior Laboratory Technician, Electronics Technician, Musician, Laboratory Animal Care Technician, Child Care Worker or Library Assistant.
  • University Employee Groups: AFSCME Technical (49xx), Civil Service (7xxx, 8xxx).
Staff - Information Technology
  • Data Processing Technician, Data Entry Operator, Applications Programmer, Analyst/Programmer or Data Processing Operations Supervisor.
  • University Employee Groups: AFSCME Technical (49xx), Civil Service (7xxx, 8xxx).
Staff - Crafts & Skilled Labor
  • Laboratory Machinist, Automotive Service Supervisor, Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor or General Maintenance Supervisor.
  • There are few openings in this area.
  • University Employee Groups: Civil Service (7xxx, 8xxx).
Staff - Service & Maintenance
  • Crafts and service/maintenance positions where the classification is represented by the Teamsters union such as Maintenance Welder, Parking Attendant, Food Service Worker, Building and Grounds Worker or Heavy Equipment Operator.
  • University Employee Groups: Teamsters (6xxx).

Part-time Postings

Part-time positions are less than 40 hours per week for positions located in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston, Morris, and other research centers and areas around the state. You will not usually find a large number of part-time jobs listed, and some areas will not have any listed.

Student - Graduate Assistants
  • Positions available to students currently enrolled in a U of M Graduate Program, such as Administrative Fellow, Graduate Instructor, Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant.
Student - Professionals-in-Training
  • Positions reserved for students enrolled in professional programs such as Medical Residents and Post-Doctoral Fellows.
Student - On-Campus
  • Positions available for graduate and undergraduate students at the U of M, which are located on one of our campuses.
  • University Employee Groups: Student (2xxx, 9512, 9513, 9522, 9523).
Student - Off-Campus
  • Positions available for graduate and undergraduate students, which are located at employers other than the U of M.