Applying for a Job

Answers to many of your questions about applying for a job at Emory can be found below:


You can search current job openings on our Careers Website. To apply for a job, 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 job openings very carefully and apply only for those which you most closely match the skills and qualifications.

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.

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.

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.

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 when we have received your application.

After submitting an online application, you can log back into our online system at any time to check the status of your application. Due to the volume of applications we receive, please do not email or call 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.

Applications are kept active and may be considered for open jobs 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 job.

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.

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. Applying for too many jobs, especially jobs that do not match to your qualifications and skill sets, can send the message that you are not fully interested in any particular job. To determine if you are qualified for a job, 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.

You are strongly encouraged to only apply for those jobs 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, this could actually look negatively on your application and decrease your chances of getting selected for an interview.

Emory's recruiting process can take a long time; 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.

All jobs that are posted online are open and 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.

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 all jobs you have applied to. You are strongly encouraged to only apply for those jobs that closely match your education, experience, and skill sets.

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

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 jobs. Emory’s system is not matching your online resume against the qualifications and recommending these jobs 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.

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