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Classified employees are paid on an hourly basis. In general, most classified positions are non-exempt under federal FLSA rules making them eligible for overtime. Classified positions also cover a variety of categories including: skilled crafts, service maintenance, clerical/secretarial, and technical/paraprofessional.

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Faculty positions are responsible for teaching, research, and community service.

Faculty positions may include the following (but not limited to): Professors, Instructors, Adjuncts, and Lecturers.

Professional Staff

Professional staff positions are typically salaried and serve pursuant to an employment contract.

Professional positions including administrative and professional (exempt) level positions.

Student Employees

Student employees are part-time employees enrolled in at least 6 credits (undergraduate) or 5 credits (graduate).

Student employees are typically paid on an hourly basis.

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New Employees

By joining the staff at Boise State University, you have become an important part of Idaho’s only metropolitan research university. There are a few administrative tasks that you will need to complete as a new employee, and we have included some helpful resources in this section to help get you started.

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