Frequently Asked Questions - Faculty Positions

Frequently Asked Questions - Faculty



We have provided some answers to commonly asked questions below to help you throughout this process. If you have any additional questions, please contact HR and we will be happy to assist you.


How do I begin the application process? 

To begin, please select a username and password that you will easily remember. You should write down your username and password. You will need it to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application the next time you visit our website. NOTE: Usernames and passwords are case-sensitive and should not include spaces.


What if I have already created an application? 

If you have already created an application with the online employment system and wish to update your information, please click the "login using your existing user name" link on the navigation menu to login with the username and password that you selected when you created your application. In addition, for security purposes, this system automatically logs you off when it senses no activity for 60 minutes.  


What if I forgot my username or password?  

If you forgot your username and / or password, click on the "I forgot my username / password" link inside the box on the login page. If you need additional assistance, please contact Human Resources at (901) 843-3750 or   


Do I need to fill out an application?

 To be considered for a position at Rhodes College, you must create an application. Required information is indicated with an asterisk (*). However, the more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities and qualifications.   


What information will I be asked to provide? 

You will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, address, phone number, etc. You will also be asked to provide information about your education and previous employment, as well as contact information relating to your employment history. In addition, some positions require that you attach an electronic copy of a cover letter and resume / vita. Please gather this information before applying to a position.


 Do I need an email address to apply for positions at Rhodes? 

In order to complete the online application, an email address is required. It is also useful to have an active email account for your online application as you will receive an email to confirm you have applied for a specific position and when your application is forwarded to a hiring department for consideration.  


 If I don′t have a computer, how can I apply for positions at Rhodes?

You may visit the Rhodes Human Resources Office, located at 2000 North Parkway Rhodes College (west campus), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Computers are also available at most public libraries.  


 Can I copy selected information from another electronic document? 

Yes. For example, you can copy and paste the information from a Word document directly into the appropriate fields in the application form. Please remove any extra formatting, such as bullets or styling, as these will not copy over.  


 How do I save my application? 

You must click SAVE AND CONTINUE TO NEXT or SAVE AND STAY ON THIS PAGE to save the information you have entered. If you close your browser prior to clicking SAVE AND CONTINUE TO NEXT or SAVE AND STAY ON THIS PAGE, your application and account will be saved, but you will lose the information on the last page that was not saved. 


What if I am not ready to fill out the application at this time? 

If you do not want to complete the application at this time, please click "CANCEL" at the bottom of the application page. 


How do I submit a resume? 

You will be able to submit a resume each time you apply for a position. There will be directions prompting you how and when to attach your resume. Please note that attaching a resume does not substitute completing the application form. 


How do I apply for a posting?

To apply for an open position, visit the Search Postings page to search for current openings. You can search by Job Title, Job Category or Department. Select "Any" in the fields and click the "SEARCH" button to bring up a list of all open positions. View the posting for the position in which you are interested. At the top of the page you will find an "Apply for this Posting" button to allow you to apply for that position. Follow the on-screen instructions for completing your application by answering any necessary questions and / or attaching documents like cover letters, resumes / vitas, etc. When you have successfully applied for the position you will receive a confirmation number.   


Will I receive confirmation that my application was received? 

Yes, a page will be displayed indicating that your application has been submitted and you will be provided with a confirmation number.   


Do I need to complete a separate application for each position of interest? 

No, only one application is necessary for you to be considered for any position. However, keep in mind that it is YOUR responsibility to apply for each specific position. Your online application will not be considered for any position for which you have not applied. To apply for a position, click on "Apply for this Posting" on the Job Details page of the position in which you are interested. Be sure to update your application as necessary before applying for any position. 


After applying my application to a specific position, why did I get a message that states I am unqualified for that position?

Some positions have qualifying questions that are based solely upon the minimum requirements for that specific position. Your application could be turned down based upon the answers that you provide for those qualifying questions.  



How will I know if a position has been filled?

Once a position has been filled, the status displayed for that position on the Application Status page will change. For further information, please contact HR.