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Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

I am a current employee of Drexel, how do I apply?

Internal Applicants must complete the “Internal Application for Employment” which is available when you log into DrexelJobs/DrexelMedJobs. To be eligible for another position at Drexel, you must have been in your current position for a minimum of six (6) months and possess a satisfactory rating through Drexel’s performance appraisal process.

I submitted an application through DrexelJobs/DrexelMedJobs. What is my application status?

To view your application status, log in to your account on DrexelJobs.com/Drexelmedjobs.com and you will see a listing of positions you have applied for. The application status for each position is displayed to you. The “In Process” status indicates that you are still being considered for the position.

Which application type should I complete?

There are three (3) separate applications available within DrexelJobs/MedJobs.com. If you are applying for a Professional Staff (non-faculty) role, you must complete the “External Application for Employment.”

Faculty applicants have the option of completing the “Faculty/SrMgmt” application or the “External Application for Employment.

Internal Candidates (current employees of Drexel University or Drexel University College of Medicine) may complete the “Internal Application for Employment.”

Please note that any applicant may be requested to complete the “External Application for Employment by the hiring department.

To whom should I address my cover letter?

We cannot provide the names/contact information of those within the hiring department(s). You may address your cover letter “To Whom it May Concern” or “To the Hiring Committee.”

My application was immediately deemed “Not Qualified” after it was submitted. Why?

Each posting on our job sites contain a minimum of 2 Supplemental Posting questions which ensure that applicants meet the minimum required qualifications. If you did not meet these requirements, your application is marked as “Not Qualified – Did Not Meet Minimum Qualifications.” Your application will no longer be considered for the position. You are still able to apply for other available positions at the University.

I forgot my DrexelJobs/DrexelMedJobs password. How do I obtain new login information?

To retrieve your password, utilize the “Forgot Username/Password” link on the DrexelJobs/DrexelMedJobs log in screen. If you still cannot access your account, send an email to hrdept@drexel.edu to have your password reset.

Can I change/update my application after it has been submitted?

Once your application has been submitted you cannot make changes to the information you provided and you cannot edit the attachments to your application (resume, cover letter, etc.).

The only exception is that contact information can be edited at any time (address, telephone number, etc.).

What documents should I attach/upload to my application?

Each job posting requests specific documents that must be uploaded/attached to your resume. The most common documents include a resume and cover letter. Please upload additional documents only if requested within the job posting.

Do I have to fill in all of my previous employment information on the application? This information is already listed on my resume.

It is suggested that you complete all sections of the application form which will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee/department during the review process.

How do you search for specific job postings on DrexelJobs/MedJobs.com?

If you know the title or department name of a specific position you can easily search for the job posting by:

  • Click the “Search Postings” link on the left hand navigational toolbar
  • Enter the keyword/search term into the “Enter Keyword from Job Description” field
  • Click the “Search” button

Benefits

Where can I find out about employee benefits?

Information on all available benefits for Drexel University, the Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University College of Medicine can be found in the Benefits section of the Human Resources website.

What positions are benefits eligible?

Full and Part-time positions listed on DrexelJobs.com and DrexelMedJobs.com are benefits eligible. Student positions and adjunct positions are not benefits eligible.

Hiring Process

How long does the hiring process take?

The hiring process varies for each department and is dependent on the need to fill the position. Once your application is successfully submitted, the resume review process begins. Once the department has reviewed all applications/resumes, a group of qualified applicants are selected for a phone screen interview. A secondary in-person interview then takes place after which a final decision is made.

What will the interview be like?

For applicants who are selected by the hiring department, a brief phone screen interview is usually the first step in the interview process. An in-person interview is almost always included in this process as the next step; be sure to dress appropriately (business or business casual attire is suggested) and arrive on time for your scheduled interview. Once a hiring decision has been made you will be contacted by the hiring department. If you are not selected as a finalist, you will be notified via phone or email.

Do I have to undergo a background check? What checks are performed?

Background checks are conducted for all Professional Staff (full and part-time), Faculty, Adjunct faculty, and Temporary (Co-Op, Per Diem, Casual) employees at Drexel University, the Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel College of Medicine.

The specific background checks performed are determined by the employment category you are hired into. For more information, please view Drexel Universities Background Check Policy.

What are the citizenship requirements to work at Drexel?

All persons employed at Drexel University must be eligible to work in the United States; this information is verified through the I-9 for Employment Eligibility form which is completed during the on-boarding process.

For more information, please visit the International Students and Scholars Services website.

Will Drexel contact my Professional References?

Professional References listed on the application form will not be contacted unless you have been selected as a finalist candidate, an offer of employment has been extended or unless otherwise notified during the hiring process.

You must check the appropriate box which indicates if Drexel is allowed to contact your previous employers. Please note that if you have checked “no” we may ask for proof of performance in your previous employment positions.

What is the salary range for this position?

Most job postings on DrexelJobs.com and DrexelMedJobs.com have a salary grade listed. Each letter corresponds to a salary level; the Drexel University salary structure and the Drexel College of Medicine salary structures can be found in the Compensation section of the Human Resources website. Please note that while this information is available, if an offer of employment is extended the exact salary amount will vary depending on various factors, including, but not limited to, education, years of experience, certifications, etc.

The salary structure should only be used as a guideline.