This page includes information and guidance to help answer questions in the areas of Human Resources & Payroll. If you cannot find the answer you need please feel free to contact your Human Resource and Payroll liaison, Kayla Jones.
Review each category below for more information about the hiring policies and procedures. For questions contact Kayla Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supervisors should plan to initiate the ENVS Student Assistant Pre-Hire Request form a minimum of two weeks before the anticipated start date. At the beginning of fall, spring, and summer semesters, the request form should be submitted a month in advance due to the high volume of requests the department and campus HR receives at these times.
Temporary employees are those defined by State and University personnel rules as outlined in the Temporary Employee Policy & Procedure document including. Supervisors should initiate the ENVS Pre-Hire Request form for Director approval a minimum of 2 months before the anticipated start date. Once fully signed at the department level, we will confirm approval to proceed with the hire request and will start the additional paperwork as needed for campus approval.
Note: Temporary positions funded 100% from sponsored funds (grants) or research-related gifts should refer to the policies and procedures for Research Faculty.
Research Faculty job titles include: Research Professors, Research Associates, Professional Research Assistants (PRA), Temporary Researchers and Postdoc Scholars
Positions paid directly or indirectly on sponsored funds or research-related gifts can proceed with Director approval. When planning to hire a new research faculty employee, there is a lengthy process to do so. Supervisors should initiate the ENVS Research Faculty Pre-Hire Request form for Director approval a minimum of 2 months before the anticipated start date. All jobs must be approved by RIO (Research & Innovation Office) and posted on CU Careers to start a search (open or targeted).
A Person of Interest is an individual that is set up with a record in HCM that represents a non-payroll relationship with the university. These appointments are typically used to access university services and systems.
In order to be eligible to hold a graduate appointment (TA, RA, GPTI, GA) students must be enrolled full-time, as a regular degree-seeking graduate student on the Boulder campus. A Student enrolled in a professional program is not eligible to hold an appointment (i.e. Law, MBA, Professional Master’s), unless they are enrolled in a dual-degree program with a traditional grad department. A few other graduation appointment rules to keep in
The Graduate School maintains the most up-to-date appointment policies, procedures, and funding administration details on their website.
For more information about graduate student appointments in ENVS, please reach out to the program's graduate coordinator, Penny Bates.
Striving to Ensure Equitability and Inclusivity in Faculty Hiring
The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is dedicated to integrating the principles of inclusive excellence into its faculty-hiring process. Read more about the steps we are taking to address disparities in representation in academic professions