FAQs - Recruitment Services - Help Desk

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Where Do I Apply?  UAB utilizes an online application process. As UAB has different organizational areas of potential interest to you, we have 5 different applicant gateways to make the process easier for applicants to search for jobs and apply online. Those portals are as follows:
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Each job we post online has a special identification number (BR#####), which helps you to identify it. Within each job description, we list the job title and position requirements necessary to be considered qualified for the position. Applications will be considered only for current job vacancies. *NOTE:  The UAB Faculty application process is different; details appear on that gateway.

Step 1:  Please ensure you have an active personal e-mail account. You will be notified by e-mail to confirm your successful job application completion and if your application is forwarded to a hiring department for consideration.Step 2:   Select one of our applicant gateways at uab.edu. Make sure your cookies are enabled in your browser.Step 3:  Create a new account to submit your application by clicking "Create a New Account". This will allow you to search and apply for open positions.  Step 4:   Please thoroughly and accurately complete all requested information during the online application process. Incomplete profiles and/or applications may not be given full consideration. Please be aware that submissions under the employer/experience section of the application marked "See Resume" are considered incomplete.

Before an offer of employment has been extended to the successful candidate, a complete background screening will be conducted. This background screening includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Identify verification through a Social Security number trace
  • A review of local, state, and federal criminal conviction records including an Office Inspector General/General Services Administration (OIG/GSA) check
  • Verification of past employment and education history
  • Moving Vehicle Report (MVR) (where required)

UAB supports the employment and advancement of persons with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities needing special assistance in any step of the application/employment process are invited to request such assistance from Recruitment Services personnel. UAB works in close coordination with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. For more information regarding the employment of persons with disabilities, contact Sherri Moultrie at 205.975.9973.  You may also contact UAB Recruitment Services at 205-934-5246 during regular business hours.
You will receive an email confirmation once you have completed the initial online application process. To ensure that the information submitted was completed accurately, you are encouraged to log back in to your account and review your information. You will also receive an email confirmation after successfully applying for a specific position.
Your application and qualifications will be reviewed by Recruitment Services for the minimum qualifications and the department's preferred skills and experience for the position. The hiring manager will review applications from the forwarded candidates and select those they are interested in contacting for an interview. The hiring manager or another UAB representative will contact an applicant directly if they are interested in arranging an interview. Following the interviews, the hiring manager will select the most suitable candidate for the position.
You can login to your account to review the status of positions to which you have applied. This is the most effective way to check on your application. We regret that due to the large volume of applications UAB receives, we are unable to respond to each candidate individually regarding the status of their application.
Visit your online profile to check the application status of job(s) you have applied for online. Be sure to remember the BR##### and the job title associated with the job(s) in question.
 
The "Current Status" lists your status as an applicant for each specific job you have applied for.
The Five HR "Current Status" Descriptions are:
Information Received by UAB HR You have successfully completed the online submission process
Under Review Your application materials are under initial review by UAB Recruitment Services
In Progress Your application materials are continuing to be reviewed
Interviewed You have been scheduled for an interview with UAB Hospital (not used for Campus positions)
Does Not Meet Qualifications Your application materials do not confirm that you meet qualifications for the position
 
The "Job Status" lists the overall situation for a particular job in question, not specific to you as an applicant.
The Four "Job Status" Descriptions are:
Open The job is open for applicants to apply online or the job is not posted, but not filled
On Hold The job is no longer open for applicants
Closed The job has been filled
Canceled The job will not be filled
 
Don’t panic! Step 1: Go to the log-in screen and click on "Forgot your password?" Step 2: Enter your email address. Step 3: Once submitted, an email message with the subject line "Password recovery" will be sent to the email address associated with your user profile. Step 4: Please follow the link in the email and the instructions to reset your password. You will need to do this as quickly as possible after receiving the temporary password, because it will expire and cannot be used after 48 hours.
If you experience technical issues while applying online with UAB, here are a few suggestions:Ensure your web browser is accepting cookies.  Clear your cache.  If you are using Google Chrome as a web browser, please note you may experience issues with our website; Once you have applied for a position online on our website, you will receive an e-mail confirming that you applied. If you don’t receive this e-mail, you should first check your junk e-mail box. If the message isn’t there, this can mean your application did not go through successfully and you should re-apply.  For other technical support issues, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone (205) 934-5246 - Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NOTE:  We do not accept applications or resumes through this e-mail box.   All candidates are required to apply online.  Office Visits/Mailing:  Recruitment Services is located in Office 110 of the UAB Administration Building, 701 20th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294.  Recruitment Services offers free usage of a computer for completing the UAB application process.  These computers are located in the lobby, and are available to the general public on a first come, first serve basis.  Applicants may visit Recruitment Services to utilize these public computers during weekday office hours (listed above).  NOTE:  Parking in the area is by meter on the street and limited visitors’ parking in the accompanying deck.


UAB participates in E-Verify. 

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.