Applicants are required to apply online for University vacancies unless an external consulting firm is utilized. The search committee must evaluate and screen applicants to identify those that meet the posted minimum and preferred qualifications. Review and screening of the applicants can begin while the posting is open, however, interviews, references checks, or any other contact with the applicant must not occur before the posting close date or the For Best Consideration date. All applicants who applied before this date should be considered.
A chart or matrix may be devised listing all applicants and listing job related criteria needed to successfully perform the position, such as experience, education, key skills, knowledge, abilities, and other job-related preferences, etc. The criteria are developed from the posting announcement and job description. This approach helps the committee organize and display the pertinent information in identifying applicants for interview.
Under the Veteran Hiring Preference program, qualified veterans who elect to participate in the program will be granted a minimum of an initial interview for all regular staff positions, excluding contract staff classifications, for which they have applied. For instructions, see Veteran Hiring Preference Program.