Careers @ PVAMU

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Employment Opportunities

IRCA Requirement

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.

Security Checks

All positions at Prairie View A&M University are security sensitive positions and applicants for these positions are subject to a background records check. Positions which require driving of University vehicles require applicants to possess and maintain a valid Texas State driver’s license and maintain evidence of insurability.


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 Liaison

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

Veterans’ Employment Preference

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.

For questions related to Faculty and Staff positions, please contact the Employment Team within the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or via email at For questions related to Student On-campus positions, please contact The Student Employment Office at 936-261-1793 or via email at

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.

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