University of Michigan Career FAQs
- System Availability and Maintenance Schedules
- Registration Information
- Searching for Jobs
- General Application Process Information
- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Pre-Employment Screening (PEP)
- Background Screening and Pre-Employment Drug Screening
- RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Share
- Career Resources for Dual Career Couples
- Help for users with disabilities
- Additional Help
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.
For U-M regular employees: Select the link for "U-M Regular Employee" and login using your uniqname and U-M (Level One/Kerberos) password. Your "umich.edu" email address is the default email address of record and cannot be changed.
For external applicants including U-M Temporary Staff: Select 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 use a non-work provided email that you can access in the future and 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.
Your password appears lengthened as a security feature to prevent others from seeing your password length. You may continue the registration process as long as your password meets the requirements listed on the registration page.
Unfortunately, we can not consolidate or delete your accounts. We recommend to use only one account to keep track of your submitted applications.
Searching for Jobs
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 Search Jobs or using the quick Job Search feature on the main page.
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 to specify additional search parameters.
You may use the keyword search with terms like "remote", "flexible", or "hybrid" as those may yield jobs where off-site work could be considered. You can further narrow your search by career interest. If you would like to add multiple search criteria, search jobs will give you more options to specify postings that include specific phrases or even to limit results to a specific department or title.
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.
In most cases the review process can take several weeks after the posting close date. Once the hiring department begins reviewing applications, they will contact applicants of interest directly for telephone screening and/or an interview.
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 re-posted using the same Job ID number.
When a position you have applied for is filled or cancelled, you receive an email notification of that status. This information is also available in the My Job Applications section of your applicant portal.
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.
After submission, applications can not be withdrawn through your applicant portal. If you are contacted by the hiring department for an interview, you may advise of your withdrawal from consideration at that time.
To be considered for a position, all applications must be submitted through the Careers website.
After submission, you should receive an email confirmation of your application. If you do not receive this email, your application may not have been successfully submitted. The application should also appear on your list of applications under My Job Applications within your applicant portal.
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 Job Applications" link. Look for the application you saved by locating the Job Opening ID or Job Title and then select the Arrow link in the the right-hand 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 applicant portal, select the My Job Applications link 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.
Please review the job posting for instructions regarding required materials. All application materials must be combined and uploaded with your application as a single file that is less than 500kb. On occasions where supplemental documents are needed at time of application, specific instructions will be indicated in the job posting.
Carefully review your application and materials prior to submission. Once submitted, your materials cannot be deleted, replaced or modified.
For a variety of reasons, including privacy protection, we are not able to provide hiring manager information. If you would like to address your cover letter, you can address it to "Dear Hiring Manager" or "Dear Hiring Committee."
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.
E-Verify is mandatory for certain positions at the University of Michigan. If your position requires E-Verify, it is completed shortly after you begin your new position.
More information about this federally mandated program is available here: https://www.e-verify.gov/about-e-verify
Background Screening and Pre-Employment Drug Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks for:
- All selected candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment/appointment
- All matriculated graduate students prior to beginning the first academic term
- Faculty, staff, students or volunteers participating in university sponsored programs or events taking place in university facilities that meet the guidelines of the Children on Campus policy. See the program FAQ for more information.
Review the Background Screening policy.
Pre-employment drug testing is a requirement of Michigan Medicine for all selected candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment/appointment. This includes internal employee transfers.
Employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement may have different requirements for drug testing.
Pre-employment drug testing, fingerprinting or other screening may also be required for certain other types of positions at the University of Michigan (ie; law enforcement, CDL drivers, child care centers) or where required for compliance with state or federal laws, contracts or grants.
The university works with third-party administrators, including HireRight and others, to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
No, a criminal history does not automatically disqualify a job applicant from further consideration. Each applicant is evaluated individually, based on a number of factors, including the nature of the crime, how long ago the crime and/or the release from incarceration occurred, whether a sufficient or satisfactory work record has been established since the crime and/or release from incarceration, and the criteria of the position applied for.
RSS, Twitter, Facebook, Share
Subscribe to the careers.umich.edu RSS feed and receive alerts to new job postings in one of two ways:
- Subscribe by selecting the RSS icon to receive daily notice of all new job postings.
- 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.
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.
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.
Check the size of your file. The system will not allow file uploads that are larger than 500KB.
Upload and display issues could also 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.
For additional help, call the Shared Services Center between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday at (734) 615-2000.
Help for users with disabilities
Call the Shared Services Center between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday at (734) 615-2000