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As one of the most innovative universities in the world, we hire people who constantly seek new ways to keep us moving forward. Our reputation of advancing diversity, improving sustainability, and conducting ground-breaking medical research is built by employees who are driven to become a part of something greater than themselves. We welcome you to find your place.

Questions about hiring during COVID-19

Yes, the UW remains open and is actively recruiting for over essential 1000 positions. Start your job search.

Hiring managers are responsible for coordinating interviews, but in general, first interviews are usually by phone with follow-up interviews in-person or sometimes by phone or video conference. We recommend that the social distancing protocols from the Washington State Department of Health be followed during in-person interviews (don’t shake hands, sit 6 feet apart, etc.).

Test your technology(s) — Make sure your internet connection and video conferencing program are both working well prior to your interview.

Dress appropriately (if video conferencing) — Dressing for success is no less important for remote interviews. Dress smartly, like you would for an in-person interview, and ensure your surroundings are tidy.

Do your homework – Prepare just as you would for any other interview, rehearsing your responses to key interview questions and preparing your own questions for the interviewer.

Be personable — Make eye-contact and generally engage with the interviewer to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role (if video teleconferencing).

Remove distractions — Ensure you’re fully engaged with the interviewer by removing all distractions, including your cell phone.

Follow-up — Send a follow-up note to your interviewer, thanking them for their time.

If you are sick on the day of your interview, please contact the hiring manager to reschedule.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, telework is highly encouraged for positions with duties that can be accomplished remotely. However, many UW staff positions require you to be on campus or in our medical centers. From patient care and research to food workers and custodial staff, our greater community is counting on UW staff to provide on-site expertise and service.



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Equal Opportunity & Disability Accommodation: The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. View the UW’s complete posting of federally required Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law posters and supplements. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View the UW’s complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement.