How to Apply For Penn State Jobs

General Instructions

To be considered for a position, you will need to apply on-line. Penn State employees should log in using their Penn State Access Account User ID and Password. If you are not a current Penn State Employee, you will be required to create a Friends of Penn State Account before you apply.

  • Employment Application

    All candidates must complete the employment application.

  • Affirmative Action Applicant Data Card

    Submission of the affirmative action identification is voluntary. Completing this information allows us to meet our reporting requirements under Federal employment laws and regulations. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

If you have need assistance or have any questions about applying for a position, you should contact the Recruitment and Compensation Division at (814) 865-1387.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Applying

  1. Click on the job number that you are interested in, and the job description will be displayed.
  2. If you are interested in applying for that job, click on the Apply To This Job button at the end of the job description.
  3. The login screen will appear. You will need to enter your User ID and Password. Click on the Login to Web Access button.
  4. You will be asked to confirm your decision to apply on the job.
  5. You will be asked to identify where you saw the job announcement.
  6. The Employment Application will appear – complete the required fields
  7. After completing the employment application, the upload screen will appear.

Uploading a Cover Letter:

  1. Click on the Browse button to locate your cover letter.
  2. The File Upload box will appear.
  3. Locate your cover letter.
  4. Select your cover letter by clicking on it. Or, you can double click on your document.
  5. Click on the Open button. This will enter the document path in the Document Path box.
  6. Click on the Upload Cover Letter button located under the Document Path field.

To verify your cover letter was successfully uploaded, on the main page of your MY Account, under the heading of Application History, in the column entitled: App Progress, you should see a green box with CL in it. If the box is red, that would indicate your cover letter was not successfully uploaded.

Uploading a Resume:

  1. Click on the Browse button to locate your resume.
  2. The File Upload box will appear.
  3. Locate your resume.
  4. Select your resume by clicking on it. Or, you can double click on your document.
  5. Click on the Open button. This will enter the document path in the Document Path box.
  6. Click on the Upload Resume button located under the Document Path field.

To verify your resume/CV was successfully uploaded, on the main page of your MY Account, under the heading of Application History, in the column entitled: App Progress, you should see a green box with R/CV in it. If the box is red, that would indicate your cover letter was not successfully uploaded.

Uploading an Additional Document:

  • Click on the Browse button to locate your resume.
  • The File Upload box will appear.
  • Locate your document.
  • Select your document by clicking on it. Or, you can double click on your document.
  • Click on the Open button. This will enter the document path in the Document Path box.
  • Click on the Upload Resume button located under the Document Path field.

To verify your additional document was successfully uploaded, on the main page of your MY Account, under the heading of Application History, in the column entitled: App Progress, you should see a green box with AD in it. If the box is red, that would indicate your cover letter was not successfully uploaded.

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