Frequently Asked Questions
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Q) How can I find a job at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University System?
A) All faculty and staff positions are posted on TechJobs, TTU's job search and application system. Job listings are available 24 hours a day at https://jobs.texastech.edu on any computer with internet access. You may view open positions and apply to any listed by answering job-related questions.
Q) Where do I begin?
A) To begin the application process, you'll need to create an account with a username and password. You should write down your username and password. You will need these credentials to apply for future positions, or to check the status of your application the next time you visit the site.
Q) Can I apply directly to a hiring department?
A) No, the Employment/Recruiting Office is the central intake site for all faculty/staff applications. Only those applicants applying through the online system can be considered.
Q) Do I have to fill out an application?
A) Yes, everyone who applies for a position is required to create an application which includes certain information. Any required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). The more information you provide, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities, and qualifications.
Q) How soon will I hear something?
A) During the application process, you will be prompted to answer specific job-related questions. You will know immediately if you have been referred to the hiring department for evaluation. Hiring departments will contact applicants they wish to interview.
Q) What if I want to submit a resume?
A) You will be able to attach a resume to your application. There will be directions prompting you how and when to attach your resume. Please note that attaching a resume does not substitute for completing the application form. In some job postings you will be required to submit a resume with your application.
Q) What if someone does not have a computer or access to the internet?
A) No problem, there are a number of ways you can get access to our online application process:
- Kiosks are located in the Human Resources, Employee Service Center at Doak Conference Center, room 161 & 162. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (University Avenue & 15th Street).
- Any of the public computers located in the local libraries in an around Lubbock, providing they are equipped with internet access.
- The WorkSource Solutions of South Plains, located at 1218 14th Street.
- Any computer that has Internet access, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
Q) Can I withdraw my application once I have submitted it for a specific job posting?
A) Yes. You may withdraw your application at any time from "your applications page". However, once you withdraw yourself from consideration, you will not be able to reapply and submit your application.
Q) How long does the application process online take?
A) You should allow yourself at least 30 minutes to complete the process. It depends on several factors including the amount of work experience and education you have to enter, how fast you can type, etc. To speed up the process gather all your information, i.e., previous work experience, education, certifications, and documents to be attached (if applicable) prior to the initial start of applying.
Q) Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
A) Yes, you may apply to any open position(s).
Q) I have been convicted of a crime. Can I apply for a position at Texas Tech?
A) You are welcome to apply for a position at Texas Tech. However, many positions are designated as security sensitive and your convictions may restrict from holding these positions. Background investigations are performed for anyone hired for a security-sensitive position.
Q) I can't remember my password. What do I do?
A) In the event you have forgotten or misplaced your password, you may prompt the system to reset. If you're still having difficulty getting back into your account, you may also contact HR, Employee Service Center, 806-742-3851 for assistance.
Q) What does it mean when a job posting states a criminal history and background check will be required?
A) All employees hired to fill staff positions at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University System will be subject to the completion of a criminal history background check. Upon selection of the qualified applicant and PRIOR to an offer of employment, Human Resources will conduct a standard criminal history and background check utilizing the database of HireRight, a third-party vendor. The standard check will include inquires at the county level, the national criminal database, and personal identification verification. Hiring managers may also request additional types of checks if deemed necessary per the position.
Q) What if I'm having technical problems with my computer that is stopping me from completing the application or applying for a job. What can I do?
You may email email@example.com with the specific problem and someone will assist you.
Q) What is Selective Service registration?
A) Registration is a way our government keeps a list of names of men from which to draw in case of a national emergency requiring rapid expansion of our Armed Forces. By registering all young men, the Selective Service ensures that a future draft will be fair and equitable.
Q) How can I register?
A) Men 18 through 25 years old can register by completing a form at the post office. Some high schools have a faculty or staff member who serves as a Selective Service Registrar. Most men turning 18 can also register by mail, if they receive a Selective Service form in the mail. Selective Service System offers a comprehensive web page, http://www.ss.gov/, that provides further information on how to register online.
Q) Who must register with Selective Service?
A) Virtually all men must register. The exceptions to this rule are very few and include: nonimmigrant aliens on student, visitor, tourist, or diplomatic visas; men on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces; and cadets and midshipmen in the Service Academies and certain other U.S. military colleges.
Q) What are the hiring supervisor's responsibilities during the hiring process in regards to Selective Service?
A) At the time you make a job offer, ask the male applicant to complete the Certification of Registration Status form (available on the HR website). If he discloses that he is between 18 and 26 and properly registered, verify his registration by his registration card or on the Selective Service Internet site, http://www.sss.gov/regist.htm, and click on "Check a Registration". If an applicant, between the ages 18 and 26, has not registered, send him to the local post office and ask him to bring back a certificate of mailing as proof of registration. The U.S. Selective Service System also provides for online registration by signing onto http://www.sss.gov/regist.htm on the Internet. The Certification of Registration Status will be faxed to the Employment/Recruiting office when you request a Hiring Certification Form for staff positions. All proof of registration will be maintained in the departmental file.
USA Patriot Act FAQs
Q) What is the USA Patriot Act?
A) The USA Patriot Act is a law signed by President Bush, after the September 11, 2001 tragedy. The full name of the act is the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001. The law makes it unlawful for restricted individuals to work with certain biological agents, toxins, or delivery systems.
Q) How do you know where biological agents, toxins, or delivery systems identified by the USA Patriot Act are used on campus?
A) Working with Principal Investigators and Laboratory Directors, the TTU Office of the Provost and the TTUHSC Office of the Associate Vice President for Research identifies campus facilities that use these agents, toxins, or delivery systems and positions within the laboratories that have access to them. Whenever an identified position in one of those laboratories is advertised, the Requisition form sent to the Recruiting Office will indicate that the position falls under the provisions of the USA Patriot Act. This will require that the applicant selected must pass a Department of Justice "Security Clearance" review before permitted to begin work in a lab where a select agent(s) are used.
Q) Who is a restricted individual under the USA Patriot Act?
A) A restricted individual under this law is anyone who:
- is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year
- has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year
- is a fugitive from justice
- is an unlawful user of any controlled substance
- is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States
- has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution
- is an alien (other than an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence) who is a national of a country as to which the Secretary of State has made a determination (that remains in effect) that such country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism. As of April 30, 2001, these countries were Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Cuba, North Korea, and the Sudan
- has been discharged from the Armed Services of the United States under dishonorable conditions
Q) What happens if an applicant is a restricted individual under the USA Patriot Act?
A) If an applicant is identified as a restricted individual under the USA Patriot Act, he or she is not eligible to fill a vacancy in a laboratory that is doing work requiring compliance. However, the applicant can still apply for other campus positions that do not fall under the act.
Q) What happens if an applicant refuses to fill out the required Security Clearance form?
A) An applicant who refuses to fill out the required compliance form is regarded as having given an answer that would disqualify that applicant.
Q) What penalties are there under the Patriot Act for restricted persons who work with these dangerous biological agents?
A) The act allows for the punishment of those who knowingly violate the law by a fine or imprisonment of not more than 10 years, or both.