Staff Employment

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Appalachian State University’s beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains is more than a location. It profoundly shapes how our community lives, works and learns together.


As part of the University of North Carolina System, App State offers competitive, meaningful benefits, including quality health care, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement for employees and generous leave time. We also offer programs and services to help you and your family through relocation and life's many challenges and opportunities. 

Work Environment

We support flexible work arrangements where possible and encourage employee professional development. We offer an innovative work environment with stability, longevity and growth opportunities to collaborate and create. Our team offers diversification with projects varying from complex to challenging, and long-term to short-lived. 

Campus & Community

Appalachian State University is one of 17 campuses in the UNC System and is the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast offering more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. The area attracts outdoor enthusiasts year-round for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and more.

App State combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Faculty and students engage in research and scholarship that advance knowledge and address the problems of our region, state and world through creativity and innovation.

With close proximity to our growing customer base, our work environment provides engagement with this innovative community and opportunities for advancement and expanding responsibilities in our ever-evolving technological needs.


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Caption: Aerial view of App State's campus


The 2022 U.S. News & World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings, listed App State as:

  • No. 1 in Most Innovative Schools for the second year.
  • No. 2 in Best Undergraduate Teaching for the second year.
  • No. 2 in Best Colleges for Veterans, up one spot from last year.
  • No. 3 in Top Public Schools for the third year.

fall on campus

 Caption: Students walking through campus during autumn in the mountains

Fast Facts about Boone

  • 50+ hiking trailheads within driving distance of campus
  • Free bus services in town
  • National Geographic magazine’s “Best Places to Live and Play”
  • One of’s safest cities in NC
  • Among Southern Living’s “South’s Best College Towns”

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More about App State

Campus in Spring

Caption: Spring in bloom on campus outside the campus library.


Health and Wellbeing

Holiday and Types of Leave

All administrative employees who are eligible to earn leave qualify for a variety of types.


The Office of Relocation and Dual Career Assistance - housing, moving, and employment assistance for relocating partners.


Childcare and Parenting


campus winter

 Caption: A winter scenic view of River Street running through App State's campus

Information Technology at App State


A culture that continually assesses and introduces new ways of looking at technology and the needs of our constituents is important to transforming our enterprise and facilitating change.


Technology must not get in the way of the Academic and Business missions, it must enhance them. 


While managing our impact on the greater environment is important, we must also look at the technology environment in our direct care. We work to ensure that sustainability efforts include efficiency, effectiveness, and supportability. 


A well-trained, identifiable, and customer-focused team instills confidence in our services and our ability to consistently deliver. 


We have a commitment to protect our technology and data from malicious intent and to work with our Data Stewards to make our data available to the academic and business processes that rely on it.


A culture built on trust and respect for one another, developing an understanding and appreciation for the talents, time, and troubles important to building a cohesive support structure and unified vision.