University of Michigan Career FAQs


System Availability and Maintenance Schedules

Job openings become unavailable for applications at 11:59 p.m. of the stated posting end date or during scheduled system maintenance. The system will not allow you to complete or save your application once the posting period ends or the maintenance window begins.

Jobs that are posted are available for application:

  • Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 4 a.m.
  • Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - Monday, 4 a.m.

System maintenance occurs at 4 a.m. Sunday - Friday and 11 p.m. Saturday. The system will not allow you to submit your application once the maintenance window begins.


Registration Information

FOR U-M REGULAR EMPLOYEES: Registration is already complete. Select the link for "U-M Regular Employee" and login using your uniqname and UMICH (Level One/Kerberos) password.

Your U-M supplied "umich.edu" email address is the default email address of record and cannot be changed.

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS including U-M Temporary Staff: Click the Apply Now button from any job Posting, and select the link for "U-M Temporary Employee", or "External Applicant". Complete the registration process by creating a User Name and Password, and providing a valid Email Address. All employment process related correspondence is sent to this email address, so you may want to add the umich.edu domain to your email account as a trusted sender.

To receive a User Name reminder and/or reset Password, navigate to the Sign In page. When you are asked to Sign In, choose either Forgot User Name or Forgot Password and then follow the prompts. The information is sent to you via email. Remember that the Password field is case sensitive.

Yes. You are timed out after 30 minutes of inactivity, so save your work often.


Resumes and Cover Letters

Combine your resume and cover letter in a single document, prior to uploading it as part of the application process.

To see the list of jobs openings for which you have applied, select "Login" at the top of the page and follow the prompts to log in as an employee or external applicant as appropriate. Once logged in, select the "My Activities" link in the toolbar. Look for the application you saved by locating the Job number and then select the "Job Title" link in the application column to complete the process. Note: The job must be currently posted on the website to complete the saved application.

The system accepts resumes and cover letters created in DOC, DOCX, RTF, ODT, PDF, and TXT format. Using DOCX for your resume and cover letter is the recommended format.

Cover letters must be combined into a single document with your resume. They cannot be submitted separately.

Navigate and sign in to your personal applicant home page, click on the My Activities link in the toolbar to see the list of jobs openings for which you have applied.

Once submitted, your materials cannot be deleted, replaced or modified.

No, they become part of a legal record we are required to maintain for a period of time.


Searching for Jobs

On the U-M Careers: Search/Home Pages:

If you are looking for jobs in a specific career interest field or a specific work location, or you only want to see full or part time job openings, use the Job Search feature by clicking on Job Search or using the quick Job Search feature on the main page.

To enter more specific search parameters, use the Advanced Job Search.

Keyword searches look for word matches within the job title and descriptive text of the job posting. General words may be found in many postings. If you search two words, such as customer service, your search includes all jobs with the words customer or service in them.

Helpful Hint: Instead of using the Keyword search on the front page, click on More Search Options. Use the Advanced Job Search function by entering parameters in the panel labeled "Find job postings that have..."

Call 1-877-NURSE-UMHS or visit the Nurse Recruitment and Retention web site

Designed as a general guide to assist in your personal career planning, this site will show you how your current position relates to other market titles in the Career Family Classification System. The site allows you to review and compare positions and even career changes. http://careernavigator.umjobs.org/


General Application Process Information

Yes, you only need to complete it once, then review and update the information and answers as needed, every time you apply.

Your submitted materials are available to the hiring manager immediately. Depending on the number of applications received and the search process of the department, it may be several weeks before you know the outcome. If you are not selected for an interview and the job is filled, you will receive an automated email message relating the filled status of the position.

Hiring supervisors generally begin contacting qualified candidates within a couple of weeks after the posting end date.

If the job posting is not listed on the website, the hiring department is no longer accepting applications. Should the department decide to expand the current applicant pool, the job will be reposted using the same Job ID number.

The post-secondary education and licensure and certification fields are not all inclusive at this time. If you are unable to locate your specific information, skip the field(s) and include the information on your submitted resume. Please note, when using the look-up function to find your school name, try clicking on the search icon next to the field and changing the search parameter to Description "contains". and type in the most unique word to obtain a list of results to choose from.

When a position you have applied for is filled or cancelled, you receive an email notification of that status. This information is also available on your personal applicant home page.

Yes. All university staff jobs use the same electronic application process. To learn more about Michigan Medicine jobs in particular, you can also visit the Michigan Medicine Careers website.

Salary information for individual jobs may be included in the job posting. If a salary range is not listed, the hiring manager provides the information during the selection process.


Pre-Employment Screening (PEP)

Pre-Employment staff assessment is required for certain types of positions at Michigan Medicine. If the position you are applying for requires a staff assessment, you are notified at time of application. All assessments are completed online and require the use of a computer.

EVerify is mandatory for certain positions at the University of Michigan. If your position requires EVerify, it is completed during new employee orientation or shortly after you begin your new position.

More information about this federally mandated program is available here: http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm.


Background Screening and Pre-Employment Drug Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all selected candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment/appointment, and may use a third party administrator to conduct the background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Drug testing is required for certain types of positions at the University of Michigan (ie; law enforcement, CDL drivers).

Additionally, pre-employment drug testing is also a requirement of Michigan Medicine for all selected candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment/appointment, and may use a third party administrator to conduct the drug screening.


Troubleshooting

The most common cause of upload and display issues can be attributed to an unsupported operating system or internet browser. If one browser does not seem to be working properly, switch to a different browser and/or clear your cache and cookies.

Double check your document type. The system accepts resumes/cover letters created in a DOC, DOCX, RTF, ODT, PDF, and TXT. Using DOCX for your resume and cover letter is the recommended format. File names are limited to 35 characters or less and cannot contain punctuation marks or special characters.

For additional help, call the Shared Services Center between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday at (734) 615-2000.


RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Share

Subscribe to the careers.umich.edu RSS feed and receive alerts to new job postings in one of two ways:

  1. Subscribe by selecting the RSS icon to receive daily notice of all new job postings.
  2. Customize your RSS to a specific job search by selecting the RSS icon under your search result list. This RSS feed alerts you when jobs matching the criteria of your search are posted.
  • Go to careers.umich.edu and search for your desired career at Michigan.
  • Review the search results. If you like the results and want to know about similar jobs as they are posted, scroll to the end of the results list.
  • Add your email address to the field and select "Follow this feed via email."
  • Blogtrottr.com sends you a confirming email. Please follow the email instructions to receive notification of new jobs that are posted that match your search criteria.

Select the Twitter icon , then select "follow" and get summaries of new jobs at every U-M campus — Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine.

Select the "plus" icon at the top of the page to share a link to careers.umich.edu using email, print, social media account, or other service.


Career Resources for Dual Career Couples

Visit the Dual Career Resources website for information about jobs at the University, major employers in the area, nearby colleges and universities, the community of Ann Arbor, English as a second language resources, and other career search and employment related links.


Help for users with disabilities

Users with disabilities and those using assistive technologies can receive personal assistance by emailing jobsweb@umich.edu.


Additional Help

Call the Shared Services Center between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday at (734) 615-2000