Overview of the Hiring Process

Thank you for considering employment with the University of Connecticut.

UConn is the State of Connecticut’s flagship University and is one of the nation’s leading public research universities. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages employment applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. To learn more about the employment search process at UConn please explore the information below. This information can help you better present your application to the hiring committee for the position you seek.

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    The Search Process

    Each applicant for a “regular” employee position at UConn participates in a formal employee search process informed by State and Federal Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws.

  • Recipients of the 2015 UConn Spirit awards pose for photo with President Susan Herbst and Jonathan the Husky during an event held at the Student Union Ballroom on March 4, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

    The Search Committee

    The search process begins with the formation of a search committee. This search committee is responsible for recruitment, evaluation, interviews, candidate selection and above all confidentiality.

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    Applicant Review Process

    Review of applicant qualification begins with a comparison of each applicant’s qualifications against the minimum qualifications stated in the job description. Applicants who meet minimum qualifications are considered “qualified”.

  • Jim Powers, Chef, instructs Tierra Pollack ’13 with the proper way to make a pizza. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)


    All qualified applicants are eligible to be invited for an interview, however search committees typically select applicants to interview who best meet the preferred qualifications stated in the job description