Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I apply for a position with Emory University?

You can search current position openings at To apply for a position, you will need to use our online system to create a profile and submit an application. Emory does not accept paper applications or unsolicited resumes. We encourage you to review the position openings very carefully and apply only for those which you most closely match the skills and qualifications.

  • Can I apply in person?

Due to the number of applicants and applications we receive, and in order to review all candidates as efficiently as possible, we can only accept applications online. As much as we would like to, we simply do not have the ability to meet with candidates in person unless you are selected to move further in the hiring process.

  • Does Emory accept unsolicited or paper resumes?

No. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to accept unsolicited or paper resumes. In an effort to be efficient and fair to all, we require that all job applicants use the online system.

  • Can’t I just send my resume to the department or school that I am interested in working for?

No. Departments (and department leaders) cannot accept unsolicited resumes or inquiries and will not act on unsolicited resumes and email inquiries. All applications need to go through the online process.

  • Can I meet with an Emory recruiter in person?

Not initially. Emory recruiters cannot individually meet with potential job applicants. We are not able to accommodate the volume of job seekers interested in employment with Emory University. The role of our recruiters is to facilitate the process, screen applicants, and pass the most qualified candidate pool on to the hiring manager. If an applicant is selected to move further in the process, an in-person interview or a phone interview may be conducted by a recruiter or the hiring manager.

  • How do I know if my online application has been received?

When you submit your application online, you will receive an automatic email confirmation from our system. Please remember to check your spam folder, as most applicants who do not receive an email confirmation have found that it has gone to their spam. If the confirmation is not in your spam folder, it could mean that your application was not submitted properly and you will need to go back online and resubmit your application. You will always receive a confirmation if we have received your application.

  • How can I check the status of my application?

After submitting an online application, you are able to log back into our online system at any time to check the status of your application. Please understand the recruiting process varies in time with many variables contributing to each individual search. It is not unusual for positions to remain open and for the process to take anywhere from 90 to 180 days or more. You will be contacted directly if there is any interest in moving you forward in the hiring process.

  • Can I call or email someone to check on the status of my application?

No. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is simply not possible for us to respond to calls or emails about your application status. You have the ability to log in to the online system at any time to check the status of your application.

  • How long will my application remain active in the online system?

Applications are kept active and may be considered for open positions for up to a year after you apply. While you can submit a resume into our database without linking to a particular position, you have a higher chance of being reviewed if you apply for a specific position.

  • Who can I contact if I am having technical difficulties applying online?

If you are having trouble submitting your application online, contact Technical Support at, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST.

  • How many different jobs can I apply for?

Our online system allows you to apply for up to 10 different jobs at one time or up to 25 jobs in a 30-day period, however, you should only apply for those jobs that you are truly qualified for. Please consider, that just because the online system makes it easy for you to apply for multiple positions, it doesn’t mean you should. Applying for too many positions, especially positions that do not match to your qualifications and skill sets, can send the message that you are not fully interested in any particular position. To determine if you are qualified for a position, you should first carefully review the minimum qualifications. For example, if the job is asking for 3-5 years of experience as a supervisor in the minimum qualifications, yet you have no management experience, you would not meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your application will not make it through the first screening process.

  • Do I have a better chance of getting a job if I apply for multiple jobs?

You are strongly encouraged to only apply for those positions that closely match your education, experience and skill sets. If you apply for multiple jobs with no regard to whether or not you closely match the minimum qualifications for the positions, this could actually look negatively on your application and decrease your chances of getting selected for an interview.

  • Why haven’t I heard anything yet?

Please understand that the recruiting process takes a while – the average timeframe is 180 days. Please be sure to log in to your online account to check the status of your application. Rest assured that if you are selected to move forward in the process, or if we need additional information from you, or if you are selected for an interview, Emory’s recruiters will contact you.

  • Why does the process take so long?

This varies. Departments may take as long as they want to in order to find the most qualified applicant. Hiring departments often use search committees to interview candidates and this method of recruitment can be more time intensive. The average timeframe is 180 days for an application to move through the process, however, it can take longer.

  • Some jobs have been posted for a very long time. How can I be sure that a job is really still available?

All jobs that are posted online are open positions that we are currently accepting applications for. Even if a post date appears to be old (or you have seen it out there for some time), the job announcement is still active. Our online list is always up-to-date.

  • I received an email that my application has been forwarded to the hiring manager, but realized I left something off, can I amend it?

You can have only one version of your resume active within our online system at a time. Please note that any edits to your application on file will be reflected across any position you have applied. You are strongly encouraged to only apply for those positions that closely match your education, experience and skill sets.

  • I saw a job online yesterday and went to apply for it today, but it isn’t listed anymore. Can I still send my resume?

No. If the position is no longer posted online, we are no longer accepting applications for that position.

  • I get email notifications of Emory jobs – does that mean Emory is recommending that I apply for these positions?

No. When you set up your online profile, you have the option to select to receive email notifications of job categories you are interested in. When a job is posted that matches what you’ve selected, our system will automatically send an email notification to you. Please be aware, however, that just because you receive these notifications, it does not mean that you are qualified for these positions. Emory’s system is not matching your online resume against the qualifications and recommending these positions to you. You are simply receiving the notifications because you've selected to receive them. As with any job announcement, you should carefully review the minimum qualifications before you apply.

  • I am an Emory employee and have been in my position for less than 6 months, can I apply for a different position or is there a waiting period?

As an Emory employee, you must be in a position for a minimum of six months before applying for different positions within Emory.

  • I would like to inquire about the status of a job application that I submitted. I was wondering why my application was no longer under consideration even though I felt that I was qualified. Can you provide me with some feedback about the rejection of my application?

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback as to why you were not selected. We are committed to selecting and moving forward the most qualified applicant that we receive in the applicant pool for any given position. Even though a candidate may feel they are the most qualified, they do not know the level of experience and the qualifications of the other candidates in the pool. Rest assured, we select the most qualified candidate and the best overall fit for a position based on the minimum and preferred qualifications.