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Position Types

The two major groups of permanent employment at the University are referred to as “SPA” and “EPA”. These two groups have additional sub-divisions.

SPA positions are governed by the provisions of the State Personnel Act of North Carolina. This includes most staff positions.

EPA positions are Exempt from the provisions of the State Personnel Act of North Carolina. This includes all faculty positions, as well as most research, instructional, and senior administrative/executive positions — which are often referred to collectively as EPA non-faculty.

While the two groups have many similarities and are all state employees, SPA and EPA employees have some differences in terms of benefits, leave allowances, and policies. The University’s Office of Human Resources provides human resources programs and policy adminstration for SPA and EPA non-faculty positions; for faculty, human resources are primarily administered by the Office of the Provost.

See the Open Positions page for information on all current vacancies.