Academic Personnel

Posting Jobs

The University of Washington uses Interfolio’s Faculty Search module to help manage recruitment of academic personnel. Even though the Interfolio tool is called Faculty Search – or ‘FS’, the UW uses it for all competitive searches of academic personnel including faculty, librarians, and other academic staff. FS is not used for recruitment of classified or professional staff.

A competitive search in this context is any search which you want to advertise and for which you intend to solicit applications. Some academic personnel titles require competitive recruitment; others do not. Units should review the Academic Titles and Ranks page to determine whether the position they seek to fill requires competitive recruitment. Under certain circumstances, a unit can request a search waiver to exempt them from full search procedures. Regardless of whether a competitive recruitment is required, if you choose to conduct a search, it must run through FS.

To help you navigate the competitive recruitment process through FS, click the statement below which best represents your role and you will be directed to the appropriate FS user guide.

For UW recruitment policy or process questions not covered in the user guides, please consult the Interfolio Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) list, or contact

For technical questions about the Interfolio features and functionality, please contact or call (877)997-8807.