Application Process

Staff & Management Positions

Each vacancy announcement has an “Application Procedure” section containing a list of required materials and a link to an electronic application via Interfolio.  Most staff and management positions ask for a letter of interest, the HSU Employment History Form, a resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.  Submissions must be complete in Interfolio prior to the close date listed on the top of the vacancy announcement. 

The Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services 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

Note: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out.  If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved.

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

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 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.