Search Steps

Contact IEC at 402-472-3417 or via email at if you have any questions during your search process. We are here to help you conduct a fair and equitable search.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL's success. For UNL's non-discrimination information, see

Step 1: Position Posting

The first step in every search is to create a position requisition in PeopleAdmin. Once this is complete, IEC will send a notification email to the hiring manager(s) and search chair listed in the requisition. Please contact Human Resources (402-472-3101) regarding office/service positions.

The next steps in the search process are:
2. Advertising Approval and Position Announcements (see below)
3. Hiring Official/Search Committee Approval
4. Reviewing Applicants (Applicant Log)
5. Approval to Interview (Short List)
6. Closing the Search

Step 2: Advertising and Position Announcements

Advertisements for open managerial/professional positions are handled by Human Resources. Upon request, IEC will provide 50 free position announcements that can be used for recruiting.


Advertisements for faculty/administrative positions are often posted in external publications at departmental expense. All ads must be approved by IEC prior to publication to ensure the following are included: (1) minimum and preferred qualifications; (2) a review of applications date; (3) the how to apply instructions; and (4) the Chancellor’s tag line. The review date must be at least 30 days after the ad is published. Also, the qualifications listed in the ad must match the qualifications posted in the requisition. The position will not be posted until the proposed ad is submitted and approved. If the department wants to create new ads after the posting, the new ads must be submitted for approval prior to publication. Upon request, IEC will provide 50 free position announcements that can be used for recruiting.

Chancellor's Tag Line

The University of Nebraska‐Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work‐life balance, and dual careers. See