Frequently Asked Questions

  • IUP is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and through providing equal employment to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals.

    IUP’s Employment Page looks different. What happened?

    On November 16, 2015, IUP launched a new online recruitment system, powered by NEOGOV, a leading vendor in applicant tracking. The new system provides job seekers convenient features such as the ability to attach documents, online scheduling of qualifying tests (if applicable), the ability to reset your own password, and a complete paper-free applicant process.

    How can I find out what current job openings are available?

    You can learn about current job openings by:

    How do I apply for job opening with IUP?

    • Visit the Job Opportunities Page from IUP's employment website.
    • Click the job title in which you are interested. Click on the 'Apply' link!  After viewing the Job Description, click the 'Apply' tab. 
    • If this is the first time applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account connected to an email address and select a Username and Password. Remember to keep a record of your user name and password for future reference.  After an account has been established, users can import a resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document or manually enter personal information.  Users then answer supplemental questions and attach documents associated with the posted vacancy.
    • This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.  You have the flexibility to edit and/or add information for each application submitted. The master profile, which you only need to create once, makes it easy to apply for multiple positions with IUP without having to re-enter your core resume data.
    • We do not accept unsolicited resumes and/or paper applications. 

    Can I fax or mail paper applications and/or resumes to apply for a position?

    With the onset of our new Applicant Tracking system, e-mailed, scanned, faxed, or mailed resumes or job applications will not be accepted.

    When and how will I know that I’ve been selected for an interview?

    Once the posting period is closed, please allow two to four weeks for the review of applications and the selection of candidates to be interviewed. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone.

    If you are not selected, you will receive an electronic notice.  

    Will IUP conduct a background investigation?

    Candidates who are offered employment with IUP must sign an authorization that allows the university to conduct a background investigation (See Background Investigation Policy). All offers of employment are contingent upon the results of the background investigation.

    What browsers are supported in the new system?

    NEOGOV supports Firefox 25 and above, and Internet Explorer versions 9, 10, and 11.

    Must I have an e-mail address to apply for a position at IUP?

    Yes. You must have an e-mail address to apply for a position with IUP. IUP will correspond with candidates via e-mail.

    If you do not have an e-mail address, you can sign up for a free e-mail account with a number of vendors such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Gmail. You will need to check the website of the vendor you are interested in and must agree to the terms as set by the vendor of your choice.

    Note: You cannot share e-mail addresses with anyone. Each individual applicant must have a unique user ID, password, and e-mail address.

    Do I have to fill out an application for each position applied to?

    Yes, but the online recruitment system allows you to utilize your saved master profile application information as the basis for each posting of interest.

    Can I change or add information to my employment application after it has been submitted?

    Changes cannot be made after an employment application has been submitted for a particular posting.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.