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Employment Information

Thank you for your interest in Saginaw Valley State University. Here you will find the most common employee applicant questions, adjunct faculty resources, temporary clerical pool, and student employment information.  

Employee Applicant FAQs

All open positions are listed on our Employment Opportunities website and are updated daily or as needed. Many of the positions are also advertised in the Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland Sunday newspapers and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, address, phone number, previous employment, and education, as well as contact information regarding your employment history and references. Your resume and cover letter must be in an electronic format such as Microsoft Word or a PDF.

A computer workstation is available in the Human Resource Office with personnel available to assist in the application process.

Yes, once you have completed your online profile through our Employment Opportunities site you can apply for multiple positions. Your profile will be in the system, available for you to update and/or submit for another job opening at any time.

Yes, the online employment system has required fields that must be completed by everyone applying for a position. The profile also asks for important information that may not be included on a resume.

When you apply online you will receive a confirmation e-mail when your application materials are received.

Online applications are immediately accessible to the search committee for review.

Application materials are available to the hiring departments on a continual basis until the position is filled. If the hiring department wishes to invite you to an interview you will be contacted. If not, you will receive an e-mail informing you of the status of your application and the position.

Adjunct Faculty Support

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides the below support for Adjunct Faculty employees. 

  • Adjunct Faculty Orientation
  • Support Services
  • Contract & Section Assignments
  • Professional Development
  • Adjunct Faculty Handbook

Temporary Clerical Pool

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) administers its own internal temporary clerical pool.  Working as a temporary employee is a great way to gain valuable skills and discover the different opportunities available at SVSU.  Assignments will vary and all temporary pool positions are on an as-needed basis. 

Interested candidates must apply for the "Temporary Clerical Pool" position listed online. All job seekers are required to complete an online profile and submit a resume to be considered for posted temporary jobs.  Paper resumes are not accepted. A workstation computer is available in the Human Resources office.  If you wish to apply for a position using the HR computer workstation, bring a flash drive with a copy of your resume to upload.

You will be contacted directly by the hiring department if you are being considered for the position.

If you are no longer interested in being in the pool please email Human Resources at requesting to be removed from the Temporary Clerical Pool.

Saginaw Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Your application will be included in a pool of available applicants for secretarial/pool vacancies.

As vacancies and needs within departments occur, applicants are reviewed based upon skills and abilities.  Therefore, there is no guarantee if or when an applicant would be assigned.

Departments may interview a number of pool employees prior to selecting an individual.  Once a decision has been made, the department will contact the pool employee directly regarding work assignments.

The pay rate for the position will be noted in the online posting.

Unfortunately no, as a temporary secretarial/clerical pool employee your pay rate is fixed.

No, temporary secretarial/clerical pool employees are not eligible to receive benefits.

SVSU has a bi-weekly payroll with paydays occurring every other Friday and time cards are due by 10:00 AM on the Monday prior to payday.  

Yes, any person placed into the University's temporary pool will have a criminal background check conducted prior to them starting their first temporary assignment.

You should direct any job-related questions to the immediate supervisor. You may also contact Human Resources at (989) 964-4108 for assistance.

To be considered for a full-time position, visit our Employment Opportunities website for position postings and complete an application.

Student Employment

Saginaw Valley State University offers student employment opportunities, please review the Career Services page for more information on the below:  

  • On-Campus Employment Opportunities
  • Co-Ops & Internships Postings
  • Job Fair Events 
  • Resume Building Support
  • Student Employment Recruiting


Office of Human Resources
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Phone: (989) 964-4108 / Fax: (989) 964-7066

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