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.

External advertising can expand and enhance the size, quality and diversity of your applicant pool. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) has negotiated special discounted rates with a number of advertising sources. To ensure quality, consistency and compliance with government regulations, OHR handles the advertisement of staff positions at Carnegie Mellon University to external websites. Please contact your recruiter for additional information

Non-exempt remote worker arrangements require approval from the Office of Human Resources and the Office of the General Counsel.

Exempt remote worker arrangements may be permitted depending on the location of the remote employee. Exempt remote workers located outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania require approval from the Office of Human Resources and the Office of the General Counsel before an offer is extended.

Please contact your HR business partner for assistance with remote worker issues and template offer letters for remote workers.

Please use the Part-Time Fixed-Term or Temporary Exempt Adjunct Instructor Offer Letter [docx]. Contact your HR business partner if you need assistance.

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 a foreign country, please contact HR business partner and International Finance 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.