FAQs - Professional Employment

Get answers to frequently asked questions about our employment process.

1. How do I apply for a professional staff or a faculty position at UNLV?
Go to the current job openings section of our site and click either professional or faculty to view and apply for jobs. If you need help, visit the how to apply section of our website.

2. What is a search committee?
At UNLV, a search committee is typically used to review and recommend candidates to the hiring official. Committees are composed of individuals from the university with discipline-specific backgrounds or in-depth knowledge of the position. It is the responsibility of the search committee to review application materials, evaluate each candidate's potential for success, and make a hiring recommendation.

3. What happens to my resume when I submit it online?
After you apply through Consensus, you will receive an automated response via email verifying your submission. Your resume will be forwarded to the search committee for review. If there is interest in your application, the search committee will contact you.

4. How long is the hiring process?
Due to the volume of resumes received and the number of people involved, the hiring process for faculty/professional staff at UNLV can vary greatly from several weeks to several months. We ask for your patience as we look for the best-qualified candidate. The search committee chairperson or representative will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

5. What is the status of my application?
Due to the volume of resumes received, we are unable to contact each applicant regarding the status of each position. However, most departments will notify each applicant via e-mail once the position is filled.

6. May I submit my resume directly to the department that is hiring?
Government regulations require that UNLV track application activity. For this reason, we ask all persons seeking employment as regular staff to apply through our online application system. If you are unable to apply this way, contact our Employment Services Office at 702-895-2894.

7. I don't have a computer. May I mail my resume to you?
All professional staff and faculty positions must be applied for through Consensus, our online application system. The UNLV Employment Services Office has computers available for job application purposes. Our office is located in the Campus Services Building on the UNLV Campus, Room 143. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Your local library may also have computers available for public use. If you are unable to apply online, please contact our Employment Services Office at 702-895-2894.

8. Do I have to upload a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of references?
Yes. You must upload the required documents to be considered for the position. If you do not attach the required documents, your application is considered incomplete and you may not be reviewed. To ensure your documents were uploaded successfully, click on the "Easy to Print Version of Your Application" at the completion of the online application process. This will tell you if documents were submitted for each category.

9. What is the hiring process?
Search committees are responsible for reviewing application materials for advertised requirements and evaluating each candidate’s potential for success in the position. Only the top candidate(s) will be invited on campus for an interview. After an offer is made and accepted, a formal commitment letter is sent.

10. May I contact the hiring manager?
If the search committee chairperson’s name is listed on the vacancy announcement, feel free to contact him or her.

11. What is the salary range for the position I am applying for?
Salary ranges are usually not listed on professional/faculty vacancy announcements. However, UNLV’s total compensation packages are competitive and based upon the market for your profession or discipline.

12. May I apply for more than one position? If so, must I start the process all over again?
You may apply for as many positions as you like. Remember to use the same log-in information for each faculty/professional staff recruitment. You must attach the required documents each time you apply for a position.

13. Will my candidacy for the position be considered confidential?
Application materials in the Nevada System of Higher Education are confidential personnel documents until you authorize their public release. If you are invited to interview for a position, you will be asked to sign a disclosure document as a condition for the interview. The disclosure document authorizes release of your name and application materials to the public.

14. Why have I received an e-mail regarding the status of a position I did not apply for?
Every time you enter your user ID and password on Consensus, you will be recorded as an applicant for the position you are viewing. You can view vacancy announcements without becoming an applicant by clicking "View Vacancy Announcement" on the left-hand side of the screen.

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