Screening: The Office of Human Resources and the hiring department will screen resumes and/or applications to identify the most qualified applicants as indicated in the advertisement, and in accordance with the job description. Equivalent years of related experience may be exchanged for education dependent upon the position.

Interviewing: The hiring department and the Office of Human Resources will discuss procedures for on-campus interviews. The Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity offers the option of arranging meetings for women and minority candidates with other women and minority staff as requested.

The hiring department, and in most cases someone from the Office of Human Resources, will interview selected candidates. Thorough planning of questions pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of the job will assist in structuring effective, consistent interviews. Sample interview questions are available on our google drive here: Sample Interview Questions.

Preliminary interviews may be conducted virtually or by phone to narrow the pool of candidates who may then be invited to campus. Virtual interviews can be a cost-effective way to explore an applicant’s qualifications and clarify important information such as lapses in job history, specific job duties, and/or education, as well as any requirements prior to an on-campus interview.

Please ensure all interviewers are familiar with our Interview Do’s and Don’ts