Using Custom Position Types

About Position Categories and Position Types:

Position Categories: From the "Position Settings" tab of the Administration page, users can create positions in any of four categories:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Fellowship
  • Other

Position Types: We provide you with default position types within each respective category, but you can customize these position types by editing the defaults or adding new position types within each category.    

For instance, within the position category of "Faculty," a user may create the position types of "Full Time Faculty," and "Part Time Faculty," and within the category of Staff, a user may create the position types of "Administrative Staff," and "Academic Staff," and so on.

See the table and image below for examples.

Note: Two position types cannot have the same name, even if they have different categories.

Example Table:

Position Category:

(Cannot be changed)

Position Type:

(Can be customized)

Faculty


Full Time Faculty
Part Time Faculty
Staff
Administrative Staff

Academic Staff
 Fellowship
Dissertation Research Fellowships
PostDoctoral Fellowships
Other
Temporary Positions

Student Workers

Position Types set within Position Categories:

Adding a Custom Position Type

Select "Add" at the top right of the "Position Settings" tab

Enter the Position Type

Select the Position Category and click "Create"

The position type will appear in the list

Editing a Position Type

Click "Edit" in the table of position types

Edit the Position Type

Select the Position Category from the dropdown list and click "Save"

The position type will appear in the list under the selected category