Writing Position Advertisements

Sample Advertisements for Classified Positions

Inventory Control Specialist, (Department Name) at Oregon State University. F/T, starting at $XXXX/monthly + benefits. Major duties include maintaining inventory listings, asset locations and loan agreements; conducting biennial inventory scans; ensuring safe warehousing practices; disposing of obsolete or inoperable equipment; and submitting claims to Risk Management for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # ______. Closing Date: --/--/--. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Cost-Saver

(Classification/Title), (Department Name) at OSU. F/T, $(salary)/monthly + benefits. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #_____. Closing Date: --/--/--. OSU is an AA/EOE.

Sample Advertisements for Unclassified Positions

(Position Title), (Department), Oregon State University.  Responsibilities include ***. Position is a full/part time, 12/9-month tenure-track position.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include ***. Preferred qualifications include ***, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # ______. Closing Date: --/--/--. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Oregon State University, Department of ________, is recruiting for full/part-time Instructors to teach on a term by term basis for the 20XX-20XX academic year. These are fixed-term appointments, w/renewal at the discretion of the Department Chair. Courses to be taught may include _____. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications: MS, MA, or Ph.D. in ____; evident commitment to cultural diversity & educational equity; teaching experience at the college or university level (in some cases this qualification may be preferred rather than required and is based on department need). Preferred qualifications include _____ and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. For consideration to teach Fall Term 20XX, applications should be received by MM/DD/YYYY. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Apply to posting #____. You will be required to electronically submit a letter of application describing your experience, qualification and interest (if recruiting for multiple disciplines, ask applicants to identify which discipline(s) they are qualified to teach), curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence (if this is a required qualification) and names/phone #’s of three professional references. Contact (name) at (email or phone number) with questions. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

(Position Title), (Department), Oregon State University. Responsibilities include ***. Position is a full/part time, 12-month fixed-term professional faculty position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include ***. Preferred qualifications include ***, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # ______. Closing Date: --/--/--. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Cost-Saver

(Position Title) (Department), OSU. Required qualifications include ______. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #_____.  OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Job Announcement Taglines

In OSU’s online application system, the following tagline will be included automatically at the end of each job listing (in the Special Instructions to Applicants field), unless you specifically request one of the other options:

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. 

 For other electronic listings (such as listserv announcements, job seeker websites, etc.) when per/word cost is not a factor, you may use the tagline above or either of the following options:

OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. 

 For paid employment ads in publications which charge by the word, if the above taglines are cost-prohibitive, the following abbreviated tagline may be used:

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled

The Search - Recruiting an Applicant Pool

An eventual appointment cannot be better than the talent recruited to the applicant pool. The search committee’s objective is to build a top-notch applicant pool from which an appointment can be made. Competitive postings are automatically placed on the OSU Jobs Site at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  In addition to the OSU jobs site, the committee must develop a search plan that typically will include all of the following approaches:

  • Looking inside the University for capable applicants. Call and invite potential internal employees to apply for the position.
  • Advertising in newspapers, business/trade/professional journals, online agencies (Monster.com, etc.), newsletters, magazines, and affirmative action publications or jobs sites.
  • The Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI) maintains a current list of Advertising and Recruiting Resources to assist search committees in their recruitment efforts. The new interactive Recruitment Resources Guide replaces the Diversity Mailing lists (D, F, G) that were used through Printing & Mailing Services.  One of the results that the guide returns is a customized “Required Email Distribution Listserv,” which will make it easier for you to distribute job announcements.
  • Focusing on a person-to-person networking to actively reach top-notch applicants who may not respond to the broadcast advertising. Some may be happily and productively employed elsewhere – and not reading the newspapers, journals, publications, or searching online for a new position elsewhere. Some may be highly talented and capable professionals who, for a variety of reasons, have not considered OSU or Oregon in their career futures. Personal contact from someone within the institution can often persuade them to give us a chance. Members of the search committee must know what they are looking for and where to work the phones to find and present opportunities to potentially outstanding applicants. Networking has been, and still is, the number one recruitment method!

 

Conducting an Accelerated Search

An accelerated search may be warranted with (1) there is an immediate need to fill a position, or (2) a position has a narrow constituency or focus of accountability, or (3) recruiting candidates for a position requires strict confidentiality. In such cases, your business center Human Resources Manager may authorize an accelerated search. An accelerated search may differ from a regular search by shortening the time frame for inviting applications (13 calendar days or less - minimum 5 business days), and (1) limiting the distribution of the announcement, and/or (2) narrowing the participation of the search committee, and/or (3) focusing on identifying one finalist to be interviewed.

Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning Staff List

Strategic Staffing/Workforce Planning - 122 Kerr | general email
Robbin Sim Robbin Sim Employment Program Manager 541-737-3203
Michele Spaulding Human Resources Officer 541-737-2645
Ed Austin Human Resources Consultant 541-737-4157
Applicant Helpdesk

For technical assistance email employment@oregonstate.edu

For questions about a specific posting, refer to the “Special Instructions to Applicants” section of the posting for contact information.