Applicant FAQs

Applying for a job at Elmhurst University? Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us.

Apply for a job through the Elmhurst University Applicant Portal. Start by clicking on the “Search Postings” link to browse open positions, then click “View” under the title of any job that interests you. After clicking “View,” you will be able to learn more details and start the application process.

No, we only accept online applications for all positions.

Yes, please include this information in the designated section of the application. We will notify you before contacting references.

Please send an email to explaining the issues and outlining the steps you have taken to try to resolve them. We’ll look into the problem and let you know what to do.

We respond to questions in one to two business days. If you do not receive a response in that period, please call (630) 617-3016 during a weekday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

After you submit your application, you can check the status of your application by logging in to the job site. If all of the required documents have been submitted, you will see this message: “Under Review by Manager.” If you are missing any documents, the message will read “Incomplete Answered Questions.”

No other status messages will be posted. When the position is filled, we will notify you by email.

Most openings do not have application deadlines; if the job you are interested in has a deadline, the job description will include that information. However, openings are filled when the right candidate comes along, so we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you can.

After you have completed the application process, the hiring manager will review your documents. You will be contacted if the hiring manager is interested in setting up an interview with you.

Your online documents are retained indefinitely.

No, you cannot update your online documents once you have submitted them. If you have updates, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

We update the list of open positions daily during the workweek—adding new jobs and removing positions that are no longer available.

The Office of Human Resources does not discuss salary or other compensation until a candidate is under serious consideration.

No, Elmhurst University does not disclose the names of our hiring managers. If you have questions about a particular job opening, send an email to

Once the job has been filled, the Office of Human Resources will let all applicants know by mail or email.

Yes, your information will be evaluated separately for each opening that you have applied for.

No. If we need help in filling a position, we will contact a staffing agency or search firm directly. If you would like your organization to partner with us in meeting our staffing needs, email We’ll let you know if we can use your assistance.

All employees are required to pass a background screening test. Once you have received and accepted an offer of employment, we will conduct criminal county and state background checks, Social Security traces and reference checks. Motor vehicle records are required for employees who will be driving on or off campus during working hours.

Pre-employment physicals are required for all service positions, and pre-employment physicals and drug screening are required for all shuttle bus drivers.

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