FAQs: Prospective Employees
How do I apply for a job at Swarthmore College?
An updated listing of staff position vacancies is continuously available on the Human Resources Web site, viewable by clicking on Employment Opportunities. This listing provides the title and a brief summary of the jobs currently available, as well as the minimum position requirements.
If an individual wishes to apply for employment, he/she should complete an electronic Swarthmore application. The electronic application form can be accessed at the bottom of each employment opportunity listing by clicking on the application box. Completed applications and resumés are submitted directly from the Web site. For those individuals without access to the internet, a dedicated computer and individual assistance is available in the Human Resources office, Pearson 110.
How often do you post new positions on your Website?
An updated listing of staff position vacancies is continuously available on the Human Resources Web site, viewable by clicking on Employment Opportunities. The listing provides the title and a brief summary of the jobs currently available, as well as the minimum position requirements.
How do I know if a job I see posted is still open?
All jobs that appear on the Website are still open. They may be at different stages of the interview/hiring process, but they are still open. Job openings are not removed until they are filled, or the application deadline has passed.
What if I am interested in Faculty positions?
The Human Resources Office does not handle academic faculty appointments. For information on faculty positions, please contact the Provost's Office at 610-328-8027.
Do you accept general resumés?
No, we are unable to keep general resumés on file. Please apply for a specific vacancy.
After I submit an application or resumé, when should I expect a response?
Normally you will receive an email from Human Resources acknowledging that your resumé/application has been received. The department to which you have applied will contact you directly if there is interest in your resumé/application.
How many different positions can I apply for?
If you believe that you are qualified, you may apply for as many different positions as you wish. You will need to submit a separate resumé/application for each position that you wish to apply for.
How many times can I apply for the same position?
You may apply for the same position as many times as you'd like, but only 1 application/resumé is necessary to be considered for a particular position. Applying multiple times for a particular position will not speed up the application process or cause the reviewer's consideration of an applicant's qualifications to change.
How do I get to campus?
Please click on this link for directions to Swarthmore.