Is James Madison University still hiring?

Virginia’s Governor has implemented a hiring freeze for all state agencies. As a result, all classified (full-time staff) and wage (part-time staff) recruitments have been suspended. At this time, the hiring freeze does not apply to instructional or administrative and professional faculty recruitments. Please visit JobLink for a complete listing of open positions.

Are job interviews being conducted in-person or online?

Each hiring manager is responsible for arranging their own interviews. JMU cares about the health and safety of our employees, students and visitors. Many departments are currently conducting interviews online. However, if a department conducts in-person interviews we encourage you to follow social distancing protocols during your interview (don’t shake hands, sit 6 feet apart, etc.).

Where can I learn more about how JMU is responding to COVID-19?

For the latest information about the measures JMU is taking in response to COVID-19 please visit

Who do I contact if I have additional questions about the recruitment process?

You may contact a member of the JMU Recruitment & Employment Services team at or 540-568-3597.


Hiring Managers / Search Committees

What is best practice for interviewing during the COVID-19 outbreak?

During this time search committees should be flexible and are encouraged to find alternatives to in-person interviews such as Microsoft Teams or WebEx.

If a search committee must conduct in-person interviews they should follow social distancing protocols. Limit the number of people in the room, don’t shake hands, reserve a larger conference room that will allow people to sit 6-feet apart and make sure your interview space is cleaned and have hand sanitizer available if possible. Please contact your Recruitment Specialist if you have additional questions.

Where can I find more information regarding Microsoft Teams and WebEx?

You can learn more about these online services at:

WebEx Online Conferencing Tool:

Microsoft Teams:

Are Onboard sessions still being scheduled?

Yes, our Onboard Specialist is still scheduling and conducting onboard sessions daily for new hires.

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