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A position description (PD) is a summary of job functions. Lehigh’s position descriptions are designed to provide clear, consistent information about the position’s key accountabilities, job duties, and expectations. They include information about the reporting hierarchy, qualifications (i.e., education, experience, and skills), work schedule, and the work environment.

Position descriptions provide the foundation for various elements of your career at Lehigh, including position evaluation, performance management, and professional development.

At Lehigh, every classified* position has a unique position number and a written PD specific to that job. During the job evaluation process, we search for comparable positions within the external market based on the content in the PD. 

How To Access Your Position Description

Lehigh positions descriptions for classified* staff positions are maintained in an online PD Tool.

  1. Access your position number and password in your Page Up account profile: Log into Page Up, hover over your name in the upper right hand corner and click on "Profile" to find this information.
  2. Follow this link: Position Description Online Tool  (Lehigh log-in required)
  3. When the PD Tool opens, enter your position number and password. Passwords are case sensitive. 


Finalized PDs may be viewed and/or printed at any time but can be unlocked only by Human Resources. Supervisors may request that a position description be unlocked for editing. Substantial changes must have manager review and approval.

Every new classified position must have a written position description before the position can be filled. Supervisor requests for new position evaluations as well as existing position re-evaluations must be accompanied by a copy of the updated PD.


* Excludes research scientist, research engineer, research associate, and research intern positions.