Carnegie Mellon University

Talent Strategy

The Office of Human Resources partners with hiring managers to attract, source and select diverse, world-class talent. Your recruiter can assist you in developing a recruiting plan and help you through the process of finding, interviewing, hiring and welcoming the best talent.

The hiring process at Carnegie Mellon University ensures that you are able to hire the best people for your needs in a timely manner, and that the university meets all local, state and federal laws and regulations that govern employment. To learn more about the hiring process, please review the Guidelines for Hiring Staff [pdf].

There are four key factors in developing a departmental strategy for inclusivity:

  1. Alignment with University Strategic Goals — Ensure alignment with the university goals for diversity and inclusion as outlined in the university's Strategic Plan and Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy.
  2. Fair and Equal Treatment — Ensure that you follow sound employment and salary compensation practices.
  3. Effective Networking Resources — Access and employ the most effective sourcing and recruiting tools available.
  4. Success Measurement — Develop an internal review protocol to ensure university guidelines and procedures are followed and your sourcing plan is effective.

The Talent Acquisition team has a selection of free and paid job boards and advertisement options to expand outreach and build our talent pipelines. These include various niche and diversity options that we encourage hiring managers to consider in an effort to enhance the size, quality and diversity of your talent pool. 

Auto-Post Job Boards/Advertising

The following advertising sources automatically feature our opportunities when a position is posted in Workday:

  • Indeed — 120 days
  • LinkedIn* — Ongoing
  • CareerBuilder — 30 days
  • SimplyHired — 30 days
  • Circa Inc.* — 30 days
    • Automatically cross posts to 72+ niche diversity sites and state job boards
  • — 60 days
    • Automatically cross posts to other niche diversity sites including,,,,,,, and
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERConnect)* — 30 days
  •* — 60 days
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education* — 60 days
  • — 30 days
  • Pennsylvania National Guard Association (PNGAS) — 30 days

*Faculty positions posted in Interfolio are also automatically featured.

Additional Advertising Options

There are also several free and paid options available to advertise your opportunity. To ensure consistency and compliance with government regulations, the Office of Human Resources handles the advertisement of staff positions at Carnegie Mellon University to external websites.

No-cost options include:

  • Pittsburgh Hires Veterans
  • Vibrant Pittsburgh
  • Tech Elevator — Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Women in Tech

For a full listing of available advertising options, including CMU's Employee Referral Program, or to have your position featured on any of these job boards, please contact your recruiter.

CMU has partnerships with two relocation service providers. If you would like to offer relocation services to a new hire, please contact your recruiter to facilitate an introduction to either provider. Please note that services can only be engaged by the university, and not by individual candidates/hires.

Moderna Relocation

Moderna Relocation provides concierge-style orientation and relocation services to potential and new Carnegie Mellon employees, including:

  • Answers to their questions about the city and community, and determining your relocation needs
  • City orientation tours to identify neighborhoods, school districts and communities that suit their lifestyle
  • Assistance with temporary accommodations and/or housing in a neighborhood that supports their lifestyle, school preference, commute and budget
  • Additional services associated with relocation, such as settling-in for foreign citizens, household goods coordination and departure service

Getting to the Point

Getting to the Point, Inc., has been providing red carpet recruitment/relocation services to CMU for over 25 years. The company assists CMU with attracting great talent and ensuring that new hires make a smooth transition and a confident start in our region. Getting to the Point focuses on the entire family and in particular the needs of the trailing spouse. Services include:

  • Telephone interview, follow-up calls and correspondence; relocation packet mailed in advance
  • Personalized orientation tours designed to familiarize the candidate with Pittsburgh and the region
  • Recommendations for schools and neighborhoods
  • Networking for newcomers
  • Book club for women who are new to the region

Requests for remote work arrangements and telecommuting require approval by:

  • Academic units: department head, dean, and the Flexible Work Arrangements Committee
  • Administrative units: vice president and the Flexible Work Arrangements Committee

See Flexible Work Arrangement Guidelines for Staff [pdf] for details. Contact your HR business partner for assistance.

Adjunct instructor positions must be posted/advertised for a minimum of 5 calendar days. Contact Courtney Bryant for assistance with posting/advertising adjunct instructor positions in Interfolio.

Contact your HR business partner for the Adjunct Instructor Offer Letter Template.

When hiring foreign nationals with H-1B visas, please refer to the Wage Determination Packet [docx].

For those entering the United States to work or study at Carnegie Mellon, the primary source of support and information is the Office of International Education (OIE). OIE's Foreign Scholars Information Directory contains information about:

  • Coming to Carnegie Mellon and settling in
  • Travel advice
  • J-1 and H-1B visas and other work visa categories
  • Immigration services and resources

The OIE website also has information about families and dependents, and many other useful resources.

If you are considering having an employee work in an international location (i.e., where the remote work location is outside the U.S.) please submit the International Remote Working Arrangement (IRWA) Request Form — Faculty and Staff [pdf] to before work commences. There may be employment or tax issues to be aware of that will impact the employee's ability to work legally in the foreign location.

See the International Remote Working Arrangements Guidelines for Faculty and Staff [pdf] for details.

Contact your HR business partner for assistance.