FAQs - Recruitment Services - Help Desk
A: UAB and UAB Medicine utilizes an online application process. Each job we post online has a unique identification number. 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. Follow these tips to apply for a position:
On the job search page, search by job field, job location, posting date, or job schedule. Use the advanced search button for other search field options. Once you find the job of interest, click Apply. New Users must create an account after clicking apply.
Create an Account
After clicking apply, click New User. If you accept the privacy agreement, click I accept. Follow the guidelines to create a user name and password and click register.
Resumes are recommended but not required. Acceptable formats for uploading a resume are Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) files. Uploading a resume that is in a text format will assist in completing your application automatically (word, pdf, etc.) .Scanned resumes and other formats are not acceptable and will not be read by our system.
Note: Please thoroughly and accurately complete all requested information in the application even after uploading a resume. Incomplete applications may not be given full consideration. Responses such as "See Resume" are considered incomplete.
Cover letters are recommended but not required. To include a cover letter, you must upload a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) file at the attachment step of the application. It is not necessary to address a cover letter to a specific person.
An automated email confirming receipt of your application will be sent when an application is successfully submitted. If you do not receive an email notification, please check your spam folder or sign in to your account to review your “my job page” tab.
If you are selected for further review, a member of our HR department or the hiring manager will contact you.
You may track the progress of your application by signing in and clicking the “My Job Page” tab. You will see the status of your application by the position. You can click the status to review the meaning.
A successful candidate will have a complete background screening conducted. This background screening includes but is not limited to the following:
- Social Security number trace
- Local, state, and federal criminal conviction records including an Office Inspector General/General Services Administration (OIG/GSA) check
- Past employment and education history
- Professional licensure/certification
- Moving Vehicle Report (where required)
UAB supports the employment and advancement of persons with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the application process are invited to request assistance. UAB works in close coordination with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.
For more information regarding the employment of persons with disabilities, contact the Employee Relations AWARE Coordinator at 205-975-9973.
From the job search page, click "sign in" at the top right of the page. From the sign in page, select "forgot your username?" and/or "forgot your password?" Follow the directions provided.
Our system supports the following web browsers:
- Internet Explorer 8 and above (Please also make sure Compatibility Mode is unchecked from the Tools menu in Internet Explorer)
- Firefox 19 or higher
- Apple Safari
- Note: Chrome is not a supported browser. Please use one of the listed supported browsers for best results.
The current recommendation is to:
- Clear your browser cache and cookies and then restart your browser.
- Complete your application in a supported browser: Internet Explorer 8 and above (Please also make sure Compatibility Mode is unchecked from the Tools menu in Internet Explorer), Firefox 19 or higher, or Apple Safari
- For IE users, turn off browser Compatibility Mode
- Confirm you have the most recent versions of the following applications:
If you still experience problems, please try a computer that has been updated to the recommendations above to complete your online application.
To upload a resume, please use Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf) formats. Scanned resumes may not work with the parsing function and other formats are not readable by our systems.
Resumes must be in a text format (i.e. Microsoft Word or PDF files) rather than an object format (i.e. scanned document) for proper parsing of the information.
Recruiters or Hiring Managers will contact you by phone or email. Please make sure your profile information is up to date at all times.
You may create a profile and save to your account but the profile must be submitted for all positions you wish to be considered for.&
No, you must apply to each position separately.
Yes. If a job is listed on our website, it is considered open. Some jobs take longer to fill than others and may remain open for longer periods of time.
You will not be able to complete a submission for a position that is no longer posted to our website.
Please visit the faculty openings website to view open faculty positions at UAB.
Call or email:
UAB Recruitment Services
Phone: (205) 934-5246
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.
NOTE: We do not accept applications or resumes through this email box. All candidates are required to apply online.
- UAB Hospital - please contact 205.934.4681 for questions regarding job listings. If you need to visit the office to complete the online application, please go to the Employment Office located at 701 20th Street in Room 110 of the Administration Building.
- UAB Health System - please contact 205.975.7705 or visit Suite 116, John Whitaker Bldg, 500 22nd Street
- UAB Highlands - please contact 205.934.4681 for questions regarding job listings. If you need to visit the office to complete the online application, please go to the Employment Office located at 701 20th Street in Room 110 of the Administration Building.
The Faculty and Staff Survey Continues to Make a Difference
The Faculty and Staff Climate Survey was distributed to university employees in September, 2010. The results of the survey motivated a number of changes and improvements in schools and departments all over campus. Most of the changes have centered around better communication within the schools and departments and opportunities for employee career development and training.
Several changes have been highlighted in previous articles and below are links to those articles.
It is apparent that the climate survey continues to influence positive changes at UAB and progress is being made toward the goal of making UAB a great place to work.
Interested in temporary employment?
Managers interested in requesting a temporary employee, please click here.
After you apply with Temporary Services, we will contact you if we need additional information or would like to schedule an interview for a possible job assignment.
Temporary Services hires temporary employees on a part-time or full-time basis for any hour of the day, including weekends. We provide employee opportunities in the following areas:
- Accounting & Finance Services
- Administrative & Office Support Services
- Environmental Services
- Food & Nutrition Services
- Hospitality & Guest Services
- Patient Care Services
- Medical Billing & Coding Services
- Maintenance & Warehousing Services
- Dental Support Services
- Information Technology (IT) Services
- Laboratory Support Services
- Clinical Research Services
- Scientific Research Services
All applicants who are offered and accept a position with UAB Temporary Services that will be assigned to engagements within UAB Medicine will be tested for nicotine during a regular pre-employment drug screen. Applicants who have cotinine levels above the threshold will have their employment offer rescinded. Those who test positive are welcomed to re-apply after 60 days.
Affirmative Action - Equal Employment Opportunity
The Office of Human Resources is charged with the development and implementation of the Affirmative Action Program and its overall effectiveness at UAB.
The information and links below include the federal laws and statutes that require compliance.
Reaffirmation of Equal Opportunity and the Prevention of Discriminatory Harassment Policy by President Ray L. Watts
(11/8/11; Reissued September 2016)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham remains fully committed to the policies and practices of equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and unlawful harassment throughout all quarters of our university and health system. We have long embraced diversity and equal opportunity as core values that foster a supportive environment in which faculty, staff and students can excel and reach their fullest potential. We maintain and promote these values not only because they are right and equitable but also because they are integral to achieving our institutional goals, our mission and our vision to be one of the most dynamic and productive universities—and the preferred academic medical center—of the 21st century.
Therefore we reaffirm our full support of diversity and equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability unrelated to job or program performance, veteran status, or genetic or family medical history. Discriminatory harassment, whether sexual or non-sexual, is strictly prohibited.
So that all actions involving faculty, staff and students are initiated and administered in compliance with our commitment to fairness and nondiscrimination, all UAB administrative, managerial and supervisory personnel are required to ensure that this policy is fully implemented by enforcing only valid, position-related requirement decisions for employment, promotions, and work assignments.
Our commitment to fairness, nondiscrimination and the prevention of unlawful harassment is the foundation of UAB’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment policy and should be the guidepost for other management decisions as well.
The Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy may be accessed in the Policies and Procedures Library at www.uab.edu/policies.
Affirmative action is a set of positive steps that UAB takes to promote equal employment opportunity. The affirmative action program allows UAB to identify potential problems in hiring, especially when it comes to hiring qualified women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans, and disabled veterans.
Every year, UAB does a self-analysis to determine the status of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans at all levels of the organization. This self-analysis considers census data and availability of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans in the recruiting arena, then compares that to the number of minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans working at UAB.
If there is a problem identified, UAB then makes a good faith effort to eliminate practices that may be discriminatory and take pro-active measures, including recruitment and other outreach methods to encourage qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans to consider job opportunities at UAB.
FormsThe invitation to self identify is for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Please click the appropriate link below to voluntarily self identify your status. Submission of this information is strictly voluntary, and refusal to provide it will NOT subject you to any adverse treatment.
- Executive Order 11246
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy
- Race & Ethnic Designations