Frequently Asked Questions
When will I hear back from a recruiter?
While NYU strives to respond directly to all applicants, that is not always possible due to volume. You will be contacted should you be selected for the next phase of the hiring process. For general updates on the current status of your application, view your online application profile or contact PeopleLink.
What is the interviewing process like?
In a decentralized workplace like NYU, types and timelines of interviews may vary across the University. You may be interviewed by an individual or a group. You may have one or multiple interviews throughout the application process. The interviewer may be from University Human Resources or the specific school or unit to which you're applying.
The interview should serve as a mutual exchange of information between you and the recruiter or hiring manager. The interview is their opportunity to gauge how well you will perform in the role and whether you will best fulfill the needs of his or her area. The interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that you are the most qualified applicant for the position, assess whether the position – and NYU – is the right fit for you, and ask any pertinent questions.
Am I eligible to work at NYU if members of my family or household work at NYU?
NYU encourages current employees to recommend friends and relatives to apply for job opportunities at NYU. Read more for any restrictions on NYU employees working with members of the same family or household.
I'm an employer. How do I post a job or internship for NYU students or attend a job fair?
Post the position and discover other opportunities for employers at the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development. Thank you for supporting NYU students!
What if I'm interested in NYU but not ready to apply?
You may create a profile and submit a resume to indicate your interest in NYU without applying for a specific role. Recruiters will be able to access your information in a later job search; however, you will not be considered for a specific position until you have completed and submitted the application required for that job.
How do I withdraw my application?
From your dashboard in your online profile, you can review the positions to which you've applied and select Withdraw for a specific job.
I mistakenly withdrew from a position. Now what?
You may reapply for any opportunity that remains posted. If you are unable to find the position, contact PeopleLink with your name and contact information and the original posting number.
What browsers or operating systems are compatible with NYU's application system?
Apply online using a wide-range of mobile and desktop devices: Android (6.0 and above), Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Apple Safari (iOS 9.0 and above and macOS).
Administrator: A full- or part-time role whose titles at NYU may include Analyst, Manager, Director, and more.
Band: The compensation structure for administrative and professional employees at NYU, ranging from 51 to 56. (Grades and wage rates for union staff are determined by collective bargaining agreement.) Read more.
Collective Bargaining Agreement: A contractual agreement with a union for covered employees at NYU.
Department: An academic area (such as the Chemistry department) or business area (such as Payroll) under a division at NYU. Applicants may visit departmental webpages to gain a sense of the area and prepare for your interview.
Division: A sub-unit at NYU. Applicants should focus attention more on the department where the position is based rather than its internal, divisional organization.
Grant-Funded Position: A role whose funding at NYU is supported by an external sponsor for a specific purpose or project, with duration contingent on the source's continued support. The job posting will generally indicate if the position is grant-funded.
Job Family: The organization of positions at NYU by functional discipline, such as Finance, Student Services/Athletics, Technology, and more.
PeopleLink: The HR, benefits, and payroll service center at NYU, based in New York City. Applicants may contact PeopleLink for general updates on the status of job applications. Read more.
School: An academic division at NYU, led by a dean with oversight for their school's community, curricula, and mission. Read more.
Union: The bargaining agent for employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement at NYU.
Unit: A non-academic business division at NYU.