Careers @ PVAMU

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students.  With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools.  The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System.  The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service. PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Prairie View A&M University. The university has transitioned to a new online recruiting system. Please review this page carefully before applying to available employment opportunities.

Internal Applicants

(including current Student Employees & Graduate Assistants)

If you ARE a current Texas A&M System employee, please take these steps to view and apply for open positions in Workday:

  • Login to Workday by clicking on the button below.
  • Click on Career
  • Click Find Jobs
  • The Internal career site will reflect current open positions for your review/application.
  • You may update your professional profile through the Career icon to include education, job history and other professional information.
  • Step by step instructions
Internal Candidate Application

External Applicants

(including current PVAMU Students that did not work during the Spring or Summer 2018 semesters)

If you currently are NOT a Texas A&M System employee, follow the link below to create an application.

Please submit an application to our new career site, which you may access by selecting the button below. External applicants must create an account before applying for positions. Once an account has been created, then applicants may view/manage their information as a returning user. Please be sure to include all required documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page of the application before continuing through the application process.

External Candidate Application

For assistance with the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources:

Faculty/Staff/Graduate Assistant Positions: 936-261-1730 or

Student On-Campus Positions: 936-261-1793 or

Equal Opportunity Employer

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Prairie View A&M University will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.

Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA) Requirements

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that within three days of their employment, all new employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment within the United States. 

Background Checks

All offers of employment at Prairie View A&M University are contingent on the clearance of required background checks to include, but not limited to, a criminal history check, employment and education verifications, certification/licensure verification, and employment reference checks as applicable based on the positions qualifications and requirements.


For employment purposes, Prairie View A&M University uses the E-Verify system to ensure all potential employees are verified accurately and efficiently. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees. E-Verify (How it affects you).

Selective Service Requirement

HB 558, passed by the 76th Legislature requires that males between the age of 18 and 25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law in order to be eligible for employment with the state.

Crime Information and Statistics

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires higher education institutions to make public their campus security policies and release to the campus community crime data collected or reported.  In compliance with the Clery Act, Prairie View A&M University is required to distribute this information to all current and prospective employees and students.

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report  contains information about university security rules/procedures and statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Prairie View A&M University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  It also includes information regarding fire safety for student housing and fire statistics.

PVAMU’s  current Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is posted on the University Police Department website.  Please contact the Prairie View A&M University Police Department at 936.261.1375 for printed copies of the report.

Veterans’ Employment Preference

Veterans’ Employment Liaison

Ms. Jana Smith, Manager, Compensation & Recruitment;; 936-261-1729

If I am a veteran, how do I know if I am eligible for veteran’s preference?

You are eligible under Texas Government Code, Section 657657.002 for veteran’s preference if you meet all the following qualifications:

  1. served in:  the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of the United States or the United States Public Health Service under 42 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq., as amended or the Texas military forces as defined by Section 437.001 or an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces; and
  2. were honorable discharged from the military service.
  3. If you meet all these qualifications, you should respond “Yes” to this question on the application.

If I am a surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran, how do I know if I am eligible for veteran’s preference?

A veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried or an orphan of a veteran qualifies for a veteran’s preference if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If you meet all these qualifications, you should respond “Yes” to this question on the application.

How do I respond if I do not meet these requirements?

All other applicants should respond “No”.

What does veteran’s preference mean in the Texas A&M University hiring process?

Veteran’s preference means if two applicants are finalists for a position, and equal in all respects, the veteran would be offered the job. If veterans’ preference is granted, the veteran or surviving unmarried spouse/orphan would be required to produce form DD214 or similar document at the point of hire to verify eligibility.

Ms. Renee R. Williams, Director of Equal Opportunity & Diversity has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.

Ms. Williams can be reached at: P.O. Box 519: Mail Stop 1337; Harrington Science Building, Suite 109; Prairie View, TX 77446-0519, or by calling 936-261-1730