Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question and it is not listed below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you as soon as possible.
Is there a closing date for applications?
All jobs are open until filled unless otherwise noted. Westmont reserves the right to fill or change open positions without prior notice.
Are applicants notified when their resume or application has been received?
No. We contact applicants directly only if we would like additional information or materials or to schedule an interview. We notify all applicants when a position is filled or the status changes.
Must I complete an application to apply?
May I contact the department to find out more about the job?
Unless the hiring department lists a contact in the job posting, you should not contact the department directly. If you are interested in a job based on the posting information you should apply, and you will have the opportunity during an interview to ask questions.
If a job was posted a few months ago but still shows open on the web is it really still open?
If a job is listed on our Web site, it is considered open. Be aware some jobs take longer to fill than others. Once a job has been accepted, it is immediately removed from the site.
How is the pay range determined for a position?
Each position at the college is assigned a pay range based on pay for comparable positions in our job market. The pay rate for a new employee is based on applicable experience and background, as well as comparisons with the pay rates of other college employees.
If I’ve previously applied for a position at Westmont must I complete another application?
If you are interested in applying for more than one position at Westmont, please complete a new online application for each position. Once you are logged into the Online Employment Application, you can duplicate/copy an old application and change any relevant information for your new application.
Can I apply for more than one position at a time?
No. You'll need to submit one application per position you are interested in. Once you are logged into the Online Employment Application, you can duplicate/copy an old application and change any relevant information for your new application.
How may I get a listing of all positions currently available?
We do not distribute written position listings. All current openings are posted on our Staff Openings website. Westmont College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
Are general resumes accepted?
No, we need to receive a completed application naming the specific position(s) of interest. You may submit a resume as part of the online application process.
What if I am interested in a faculty position?
Information including open faculty positions and the application process can be found on the Office of the Provost’s website.
Online Employment Application
Where do I begin?To begin the application process, please select the "Start Application" link below. You will be instructed to enter your email address and a password will be sent to you via that email address. Use an email address that you will check regularly. Also, select a password that you will easily remember, as Westmont does not keep a record of candidate's passwords. You will need this email address and password each time you enter our Online Employment Application system. What if I have already created an application?
If you have already created an application with our online system and wish to apply for other positions, log into your account on the next screen. Once an application has been submitted for a position, it cannot be changed. You can "duplicate" your application if you are interested in applying for other positions.
What if I want to submit a resume or cover letter?
You will be able to submit both a resume and cover letter with each application you complete. There will be directions prompting you how and when to attach them to your application.
I can't upload my resumes and/or cover letter as .docx--what's wrong?
At this time, Westmont is requesting that you please convert your .docx files to PDF or .doc files.
Can I start an application and save it for later?
Yes. You can start the employment application and save your progress. When you log in later, you can return to your saved application.