Frequently Asked Questions for CSU Careers

How do I find out if a job is still available?
Please contact the campus that posted the position to find out if it is still available. Here is a list of campus human resources websites for faculty and staff.

How do I apply?
Application instructions are available in the job posting, or on the campus Human Resources website. Here is a list of campus human resources websites for faculty and staff.

I am having a hard time filling out the application online. Can I pick up an application?
Please contact the HR department at the campus that posted the position to find out how to apply in person. Here is a list of campus human resources websites for faculty and staff.

Where should I send my resume?
The CSU Careers website does not accept resumes. Please contact the campus that posted the position to get instructions on where to send your resume. Here is a list of campus human resources websites for faculty and staff.

How do I find out the status of my application?
Please contact the campus that posted the position to get the status of your application. Here is a list of campus human resources websites for faculty and staff.

Can I obtain a list of job openings within the CSU?
Yes, you can conduct a search of available positions for all 23 campuses on using the search option on the CSU Careers site.

I am a recruiter and would like to post job openings on the CSU Careers website.
The CSU Careers website is only for jobs within the CSU. You can contact the Career Services office at any of the 23 CSU campuses to get the information on where to post positions on their campus. A list of Career Services Office websites is available via the following link: http://www.calstate.edu/datastore/career_centers.shtml

What is the salary range for staff and management positions?
Salary ranges vary, and are based on a position's classification and the pay range established for each classification.

What is the salary range for tenure track or temporary faculty positions?
Salaries are determined by the salary pay ranges established for each academic rank. Starting salaries vary by campus, and individual offers will depend on the education, experience, and qualifications of candidates, and can vary substantially by academic discipline.

New aggregated faculty salary information is published annually in the Report on Faculty Recruitment and Retention Survey. This report includes information on average salaries by campus and by academic discipline as well as by rank.

I am interested in a faculty position. How do I apply?
You can review the available faculty job postings on the CSU Careers website. You can also do a search by discipline and/or by keyword. Application instructions are available within the job postings or on the campus human resources websites for faculty and staff.

Are citizens of a county other than the United States eligible to work for the CSU?
Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

How does a position get posted to the CSU Careers Website?
Each CSU campus has designated individuals responsible for posting and maintaining job listings for their campus on the CSU Careers website.

What is an RSS feed?
A Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. The CSU makes available the content of a user’s job search as an RSS feed to whoever subscribes to it. An RSS feed for a CSU job search allows a user to stay informed by retrieving the latest job updates based on the user’s search parameters and saves a user time by not needing to execute the same search repeatedly.

How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
After you have conducted a job search using the Quick Search or an Advanced Job Search from the CSU Careers homepage, click on this symbol (RSS feed icon Subscribe via RSS) to subscribe to the feed. Click on this symbol RSS help icon, located next to the RSS feed symbol, if you would like specific instructions on how to subscribe to an RSS feed.

How many people visit CSU Careers every month?
There are approximately 30,000 visitors to the site every month, or on average 1,000 visitors per day.

Where can I find general statistical information about CSU Employees?
The CSU Employee Profile provides demographic information on CSU employees at all 23 campuses plus the chancellor’s office.

How do I submit a suggestion for an improvement to the CSU Careers website?
Please submit your suggestion through the Careers Feedback Survey. We value your feedback and we are always striving to improve the experience of prospective CSU job seekers.