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Start your job search at jobs.wisc.edu. Click on ‘browse jobs’ or type a keyword into the search box. Once you’ve clicked on ‘browse jobs’, you can filter your results by work type, location and job category.
Jobs are continuously added to the website.
Job posting times vary. Each job has a close date listed on the posting. The posting will be removed from the website at 11:55pm on the close date.
Yes, all open faculty and staff positions are posted on jobs.wisc.edu.
Most job postings advertise the minimum salary.
To start the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button found at the top and bottom of the job posting you are interested in. You will be prompted to enter a valid email address to create an account. On the ‘Personal Details’ section of the application, you will create a password for your account that you will continue to use each time you log in. Please use the same email address each time you apply for a position.
It is recommended you review the ‘instructions to applicants’ section of the job posting before you start the application process, to ensure you have the required application materials ready and available for upload.
Most users complete the application process in less than 20 minutes.
Yes, at any point in the application process, you can click on ‘save and exit’ found at the bottom of the page. To complete your application at a later time, either click on the ‘Apply Now’ button in the job posting or login to your applicant account and click on the ‘Complete application’ button next to the corresponding job. You must finish and submit your application by midnight on the close date in order to be considered for the job.
No, late applications will not be accepted.
Yes, you must apply for a specific job. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered.
No, you must apply for each position you are interested in by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button found on the job posting.
After you’ve applied for a position at UW–Madison, your applicant account will save your personal details, resume, and education information to make applying for future positions easier. You have the ability to edit this information every time you apply for a position.
Review the ‘instructions to applicants’ section of the job posting before you start the application process to ensure you have the required application materials ready and available for upload. Most job postings require a resume and cover letter to be submitted. Sometimes additional materials, such as the names and contact information for references, or a copy of a specific licensure, is required.
Some positions do not require a resume. Instead, applicants are asked to complete a previous work history form within the application. Refer to the application instructions found on the job listing to see which application materials are required. If a resume is required, you must submit a resume in order to be considered for the position.
You may submit .doc and .pdf files, as well as any of the following acceptable file formats: .pdf, .doc, .xls, .rtf, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, .txt, .jpeg, .ppt, .pub, .gif, .png, .docx, .mp3, .mp4, .wmv, .wma, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .flv, .avi, .msg, .bmp, .vsd, .pps, .xml, .wav, .csv, .eml, .docm, .xlsm, .xlsx, .pptx.
You do not need to address your cover letter to a particular individual unless indicated in the instructions to applicants found on the job posting.
After you submit an application, you will receive both a confirmation message on the computer screen and an email acknowledging the receipt of your application. Your applicant account will also show all of your ‘submitted applications’.
Yes, you may withdraw your application. Log in to your account and click the red button labeled ‘Withdraw’. If you would like to resubmit an application, you must submit materials by midnight of the advertised job close date.
You may receive an error message if you have not completed all required information. You are required to complete all information in the application that has an asterisk (*) identifying the field as required. You will not be able to submit your application if you do not complete the required fields.
Changes to your personal information, such as your name, email address, phone number, and home address can be made in your applicant account, under ‘update profile’. Contact OHR for other changes to your application, such as submitting a revised cover letter or resume.
As an applicant progresses through the hiring process, the application status will be updated in the applicant account. Here are different application statuses that you might see:
If you have additional questions about your application status, please refer to the contact listed in the job posting. Due to the volume of applications, the Office of Talent Recruitment and Engagement is unable to provide additional information about your application.
No, there is not a limit to the number of positions to which you can apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can learn more at the Office for Equity and Diversity.
Recruitment processes and timelines vary.
Yes, please refer to the contact listed in the job posting.
Contact information for the hiring department can be found in the job posting. If you have already applied for the position and it is no longer listed on jobs.wisc.edu, log in to your applicant account and click on ‘view application’ for the position. The contact person will be listed.
Effective October 10, 2016, UW–Madison implemented a new online application system. You will create your account when you click Apply Now on a job posting. After entering your email address, you will complete ‘Personal Details’ and create a password for your account. You will continue to use this email address and password to apply for additional jobs or access your account.
Make sure you are using the correct email address and password. If you are still having problems, you may need to reset your password.
Click the ‘Applicant Login’ button at the top of jobs.wisc.edu. You will see the login box with email address and password. To reset your password, click the ‘Forgotten your password?’ link. Enter the email address associated with your account and click OK. An email will be sent that includes instructions on how to reset your password.
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