Application Process

Staff & Management Positions

Each vacancy announcement has an “Application Procedure” section containing a list of required application materials that must be submitted electronically, along with the two required applications listed above, to Most staff and Management positions require a Letter of Interest, HSU Employment Application, Resume or CV, and contact information for at least three professional references. Management positions may or may not require the HSU Employment Application, however, the Supplemental Application for Employment is still required.

Application emails must be received no later than the close date indicated on the vacancy announcement. If a position is listed as ‘open until filled’ all applications received by the first review date will be given full consideration, however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. On average, staff positions generally require four to six weeks to be filled after the initial close/first review date. Should you require assistance with the application and/or application materials, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services (HRAPS) office has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Human Resources is located on the Humboldt State University campus in Siemens Hall, Room 212. Please contact our office by phone at (707) 826-3626 or by email at if you have any questions.

Please Note: Our application form permits you to fill out the application on-line and save the document as a pdf file, however, HRAPS recommends saving the application to your computer prior to filling it out. Adobe Reader 9 will permit you to edit your saved document.

Probationary Faculty and Part-time/Full-time Temporary Faculty Positions

Each vacancy announcement has a section that contains a list of application materials that should be submitted, along with the two required applications listed above. All materials, with the exception of the supplemental application, should be submitted electronically as a single PDF, to the email address on the announcement.

Temporary Faculty Pool

Each department posts a vacancy with a  list of courses or assignments and required minimum qualifications, along with required application materials, such as reference names and contact information, etc. Submit all application materials to the department (address listed on the bottom of the Form 580).  The first annual review date for pool applications is April 1st of the preceding academic year; however, applications are accepted year-round. Applications will be kept on file in the department for up to 3 years.

 Academic Student Employment

Each individual vacancy announcement lists any additional materials required to apply. Submit application materials to the department listed on the vacancy announcement.

 More Information

Please Note: The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to undergo a background check. If the position is a sensitive position involving minors, the successful candidate is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department (UPD) or their local law enforcement agency. The costs of the background check and fingerprinting are borne by the University. UPD offers Live Scan services Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Additional Resources

Humboldt State University's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Humboldt State University and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies regarding alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police Department or by accessing the following website:

Humboldt State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX employer. Applications from and nominations of qualified women, minority candidates, Vietnam veterans and disabled persons are particularly encouraged. Humboldt State University hires only individuals authorized to work in the United States.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect, incomplete, or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education, is to full-time activity. Part-time experience or education -- or activities only part of which are qualifying -- will receive proportionate credit.

In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.