Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I apply by using a paper application or by sending my resume via e-mail, mail or fax?
A. We no longer accept paper applications/resumes via email, mail or fax. All applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, Consensus.
Q. Do I need an email address to use the online application process?
A. Yes. If you do not have one, you will need to create one. Free email accounts are available from major web-service providers such as Yahoo! (Yahoo! Mail), Microsoft (MSN Hotmail, or Windows Live Mail) or Google (Gmail).
Q. How many jobs should I apply for?
A. WC Only accepts applications from those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. All jobs have a minimum qualification section in the description. You should make sure that you meet these qualifications.
Q. Can I reuse my online application for multiple job openings?
A. No,application materials must be submitted by vacancy. There are search committees established for each search.
Q. How can I be sure that my electronic application was received?
A. Upon successful submission of the application, applicants will receive an email from email@example.com with a confirmation number. This confirms that your application was successfully submitted. Keep this number for reference.
Q. How long is my application valid?
A. Until the search is closed/position is filled. Application information from one vacancy cannot be used to apply for another vacancy.
Q. Does Washington College conduct background checks?
A. Yes, Washington College conducts background checks on all potential hires.
Q. How long does it take to fill a job vacancy at Washington College?
A. Some jobs are filled quickly while others may take a few months. Many factors go in to creating a timeline such as availability of the search committee members, applicant schedules, room availability, and others. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Q. Does everyone who applies get an interview?
A. No, only the most competitive applicants will be interviewed for a job. Each applicant pool is different, so you may be extremely competitive in one applicant pool but not another for the same job type because of different applicants in the different pools. Hiring officials will interview those candidates that are most qualified. Those who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be interviewed.
Q. I applied weeks ago but haven’t heard anything from the hiring department. What should I do?
A. You may check the status of the position by visiting the Employment Page. All positions will remain open until filled. If a position is still listed, applications are still being accepted and/or reviewed. If a position no longer appears on the Employment Page, the position has been filled.