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Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.


Diversity Profile: Northern Arizona University

Diversity is a cornerstone of Northern Arizona University. We value and work to maintain a diverse learning and working environment, where there is access and opportunity for all.

Become the difference that matters.

Join a supportive community in a civil and inclusive environment. Northern Arizona University (NAU) values diversity, which it has defined as the whole of the human experience: marked by complexity; shaped by historical, social, economic, and political phenomena; and characterized by differences. Our students work together with faculty, staff, and alumni to create a positive foundation where education is personal and anything is possible.  Learn more at

The university

NAU is a public, high research university with more than 25,000 students, 40 percent of whom are the first in their families to go to college. Our academic programs, which have been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report, contain diversity curricula to help shape our students into responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world. NAU strives to:

  • Offer a rigorous, high-quality education to all students
  • Place learner needs at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programs
  • Provide all qualified students with access to higher education
  • Achieve multicultural understanding as a priority of educational and civic life
  • Operate with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards to sustain a community of trust
  • Support a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate

Flagstaff by the numbers

NAU’s main campus is in Flagstaff, Arizona, which:

  • is a town of nearly 70,000 people
  • is 2.5 hours north of Phoenix and 1.5 hours from the Grand Canyon
  • averages 288 days of sunshine per year
  • averages 100 inches of snow per year
  • was listed among America’s Best College Towns by Travel + Leisure magazine
  • was ranked the cleanest metropolitan area in the country for 24-hour particle pollution by the American Lung Association
  • is the sixth happiest city in America according to

Getting involved on campus 

Commission on Ethnic Diversity: promotes unity and diversity to create an environment of multicultural awareness and education across the campus.

Commission on the Status of Women: works to enhance a campus environment that is favorable and equitable for women.

Commission for Native Americans: considers, evaluates, and analyzes all matters pertaining to Native Americans at Northern Arizona University.

Commission on Disability Access and Design: works to ensure a university community free from physical and attitudinal barriers to services, programs, and activities through universal design.

LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Allies) Commission: an organization of individuals from the university and select Flagstaff community members, bound by the common interest of promoting mutual respect, fairness, equity, improved campus climate, and support for LGBTQIA diversity at the university.

AA/EEO Office

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AA/EO) ensures the university is meeting its obligations regarding:

  • Affirmative Action in employment
  • equal opportunity
  • non-discrimination and harassment
  • accessibility and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities
  • Title IX

[email protected]
Phone: 928-523-3312
TDD: 928-523-1006
Fax: 928-523-9977


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Jobs at Northern Arizona University

  • Lecturer - Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Job Title: Lecturer - Criminology and Criminal Justice Location: Criminal Justice Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 604201

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  • Assistant Clinical Professor - Health Sciences

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Job Title: Assistant Clinical Professor - Health Sciences Location: Health Sciences Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 60422

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  • Assistant Clinical Professor - Social Work

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Job Title: Assistant Clinical Professor - Social Work Location: NAU - Yuma Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 604237 Special

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