Join The Matadors

As a destination workplace, California State University, Northridge attracts, develops, and maintains a diverse workforce of over 4,000 engaged and committed faculty and staff. CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community. We invite you to explore your career opportunities to work with others who are making a difference. 


External Applications

Applications for all staff and management positions are accepted online only. This also applies to our auxiliaries [The University Corporation (TUC), Associated Students (AS), and the University Student Union (USU)]. To apply click below:

Internal Applications

Current CSUN Employees can view and apply for career opportunities by clicking on the following link; from there log into myNorthridge Portal and select "View Job Openings/Apply" under the Human Resources Pagelet.


Faculty, as well as Teaching Associate, Graduate Assistants, and Instructional Student Assistant positions, are coordinated through and posted on the website of Faculty Affairs. For more information, click below:

Career Center

The Career Center at CSUN offers career exploration and advisement, along with an online job-board (SUNLink), internships and job-search strategies to students and eligible alumni. For more infomation, click below:  


As the nation's largest, most diverse university, the California State University offers challenging career opportunities in a wide range of disciplines at its 23 campuses throughout the state. For more information, click below:

When you have successfully applied for a staff or management position at CSUN, you will receive an automatically-generated email confirming our receipt of your application. If you do not receive an email from Human Resources within 24 hours of your submission, contact our office for assistance.  There is no process for walk-in or mail applications. If this is your first time applying for a staff or management position, we recommend reading the How to Apply Guide

Documents with long names, certain special characters, and in formats other than PDF (.pdf) and WORD (.doc) may error out, and we will not be able to process your application. Please see tips below for uploading your attachment(s):

  1. PDF is the preferred file format.  Convert a Word (.doc) file to PDF if it contains a table, chart, special fonts/formatting, and/or graphics/images.
  2. Limit the file name of your resume and other attachments to under 25 characters in length (ex. JohndoeResume.pdf).
  3. Be sure not to include any special characters such as periods, commas, apostrophes, dashes, parenthesis, or spaces in your document title. 
  4. Transcripts, Degrees or License/Certificates taken directly from the providing institution’s website may contain encrypted information; if you are going to attach these types of documents, it is best to print, re-scan and save the document as a PDF prior to uploading to our applicant system.

If you have any questions, encounter problems, or need assistance, please email

SYSTEM NOTE: Due to scheduled maintenance the employment site may be down on Wednesdays from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.