Application Process

Staff & Management Positions

The Human Resources office (located in Siemens Hall, Room 212) has a computer station and front office staff available for applicants requiring assistance.  On average, the recruitment process lasts four to six weeks from the close date.  Direct any questions to (707) 826-3626 or

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 directly through Interfolio to complete the application. All materials should be submitted and finalized prior to the first review date detailed on each vacacny announcement. 

Temporary Faculty Pool

See instructions on Temporary Faculty Pool Listing page.


 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 Humboldt 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 Cal Poly Humboldt 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

2022 Annual Security Report

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR) is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for Cal Poly Humboldt for 2019, 2020, and 2021. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Title IX & DHR Prevention Office located at:

212 Siemens Hall
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA, 95521
(707) 826-5177

Cal Poly Humboldt 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. Cal Poly Humboldt 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.