: The recruitment, placement, and empowerment that based on the competency of human resources can improve the quality of the human resources. This study aimed to find out the description of the recruitment, placement, and empowerment of lecturers at College of Teacher Training and Education Muhammadiyah Aceh Tengah (STKIP-MAT). This study used qualitative approach. The techniques of data collection used were observation, interview, and documentation. The subjects of this study were the director, the vice director I and vice director II, the heads of study programs, and the lecturers of STKIP-MAT. The results of this study showed that (1) the process of recruitment of lecturers at STKIP-MAT was based on the college need, which referred to the number of lecturers, credit loads, number of formations, and number of students.The process was through document selection, interview, and decision-making steps. (2) The process of placement of lecturers was carried out by heads of study programs, which based on the discipline of the lecturers. (3) The human resources empowerment at STKIP-MAT included the development of lecturers' ability through scientific conference, upgrading, workshop, senior supervision, training, and giving chance to continue their study. (4) The obstacles faced by the director of STKIP-MAT in empowering human resources was most of the lecturers have other jobs outside and most of them were civil servants on governmental institute. Based on the results of this study, it could be concluded that the human resources management at STKIP-MAT has not been performing well. It could be seen from factor so that the obstacles faced in implementation of human resource management strategies difficult to implement of STKIP-MAT maximally.