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UNC Charlotte Application Process

The University offers a variety of employment opportunities for Faculty, Professional, Staff, and temporary positions (both non-student and student). Position vacancies of all types are listed at:  http://jobs.uncc.edu. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All position types require completion of an electronic Staff Application, Student Application, or Faculty/Staff Profile through our online application system.  

Please complete the application fully and ensure that all relevant work experiences are included. Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.   

DO NOT TYPE: "See Resume".  You may attach documents such as a cover letter, resume, and references as a supplement to the required application or profile.  

Your electronic application and/or profile is a permanent record and should only be created once, edited/modified as changes occur, and used to apply for any/all vacancies of interest.

Each vacancy listing includes minimum eligibility requirements, essential job functions, preferred qualifications, salary range (if applicable), and a closing date. UNC  Charlotte  uses  equivalencies,  if  appropriate,  in  determining  if  an  applicant  meets  the  minimum  education  and  experience qualifications. Vacancies which allow for equivalences will include the statement “or an equivalent combination of education and experience” in the minimum qualifications.  Even  though an  individual  may  meet  the  minimum  requirements,  the  hiring  official  may  prefer  additional  education, experience, etc. and in many cases the most qualified, and successful, applicants have education and experience above and beyond the minimum requirements. Candidates with qualifications determined to ‘best match’ the needs of the hiring department will be referred for further consideration and potential interview.

Applications must be submitted electronically and received no later than 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date for each specific position.  

Review of applications begins on the first business day following the posted closing date and will continue until a referral group has been identified and released to the hiring officials (typically 1 to 3 business days depending on the volume of applications received). From this group, the interview pool is determined by an evaluation of a match to the job-related criteria, and the hiring official’s best estimation of a match to the respective responsibilities assigned to the vacant position.

Please note that hiring officials are not required to interview every candidate referred to them for further consideration. We only ask that they conduct a minimum of three interviews for appropriate comparison purposes.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by the department to schedule an interview with the appropriate hiring manager. The Human Resources department advises our hiring officials to take action as soon as feasible so as to maintain viable applicant pools. However, we do not mandate a set timetable for the completion of the interview and selection processes. Note: Hiring decisions are typically made within four to six weeks following the posted closing date.

Applicants may to check the status of their application(s) through the online system. Note the significance of the following application status codes:

Under Review by Human Resources: Your application has been received by Human Resources and is awaiting completion of the initial review/screening and referral processes.

Under Review by Hiring Department (EPA): Your application has been received by the appropriate search committee and is awaiting completion of the initial review/screening processes. Invitiations for interview will be extended directly by a search committee representative.

Referred to the Hiring Department: Your application has been determined to be among the 'most qualified' for the respective vacancy and has been referred to the hiring official(s) for further review and consideration. Invitations for interview will be extended to all finalists as determined by the hiring official(s).

Second Group: Your application was not included among the initial referral group but may receive consideration should the hiring official(s) request additional candidates for review.

In Progress: Your application was not included among the initial referral group but may receive consideration until the vacancy has reached the status of 'Filled'.

Incomplete Application: Your application lists minimal work history or you have not yet completed all required steps of the application process. To receive full consideration, you must edit your orginal application to include all missing, or required, information (prior to posted closing date). 

To  assure  a  safe  learning  and  working  environment  for  our  students,  faculty,  and  staff,  the  Human  Resources  Department  conducts  a  criminal background check of any selected candidate who: 1) is not a current UNC Charlotte employee, and 2) has been identified as the preferred candidate for a full or part-time, permanent, time-limited, or temporary position at UNC Charlotte (excluding student positions). Note: a conviction does not mean that you are ineligible to be hired. The nature of any offense(s) – e.g.: recency, severity, and relevance - will be evaluated in relation to the job for which you are applying. All job offers are conditional upon a review of the results of the criminal background report and the authorization of an appropriate University official who has determined that no adverse action will be taken based upon information contained in the criminal background report.

Additionally, UNC Charlotte participates in the E-Verify Program as administered  by the US  Department  of Homeland  Security.  As a result, the University provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm US work authorization.