Eligibility for Employment

Application Process - Our Online Employment Service allows you to apply at any time, from any computer with Internet access. You MUST complete the online employment application and answer job-related questions to apply for jobs at the University of Oklahoma. Please gather the information below BEFORE you start to fill out the application. It will be helpful to write this information down and bring it with you to the computer site. You will be asked for the following information:

  • Identification: name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number.
  • Education: school(s) attended, address, number of hours completed and/or degree (if applicable).
  • Employment History: title, employment dates, company name and address, supervisor’s name and contact information for your last 10 years of employment.
  • References: references to include name, address, telephone and/or email address (if required).
  • Skills: special training, licenses, foreign languages, computer/office skills, special equipment skills or qualifications.
  • Felony Convictions: All felony convictions must be disclosed, including dates and offense.
  • Relative(s) at OU: Any relatives working at OU must be listed, including names and departments where they work.

Applicants who do not have access to a computer or who require assistance in completing the online application may receive personal attention from Employment and Compensation Services. Computers and staff are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday at the Human Resources Offices on each campus Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Norman Campus NEL Building Room 205, Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City SCB Building 120, and OU Tulsa Academic Center.

Applicant Definition - In order to be considered an applicant, you must:  request to be considered for employment, submit an application to a specific job opening(s), and meet the minimal qualifications for the specific job opening. Minimally qualified is defined as possessing the knowledge, skills, education, and experience listed as "required" on the job posting.  Unsolicited resumes not identifying a specific job opening will neither be accepted, nor acknowledged. Unsolicited resumes will not be included in our resume tracking system. Individuals who submit unsolicited resumes are not applicants.

Eligibility for Employment - You are eligible for employment at OU if you are a citizen or national of the U.S. OR lawful permanent resident. Otherwise, your eligibility for employment is dependent upon your visa/ immigration status. For assistance in determining your employment eligibility, contact HR International Faculty & Staff Services.

  • HR International Faculty & Staff Services (IFSS)
    • Norman - 405-325-4010
    • Health Sciences Center - 405-271-2189
    • OU Tulsa - 918-660-3190

Verification of Identity and Work Authorization - Any offer of employment is contingent upon your completing the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility as required by law. When completing the I-9, you will be required to attest that you are a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident or an alien authorized to work. For more information, download a copy of the I-9. Page 4 of the I-9 lists acceptable documents for verifying identity and work authorization.

In accordance with Oklahoma Taxpayer & Citizen Protection Act the University of Oklahoma will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) , with information from each new employee’s form I-9 to confirm work authorization. IMPORTANT:  If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, the University is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. For more information on this requirement pleas contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

Student Employment -To be considered for student employment, the applicant must be currently enrolled as a student at OU for the semester(s) worked. Only students with work study awards can apply for jobs listed as “Work Study Students Only”. Jobs listed as “Student or Work Study” are open to all students.

Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing Policy - Final job candidates for faculty and staff positions on the Norman Campus are subject to the University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. More information on this policy can be found on the Office of Human Resources' website policy section.