Definition of an Applicant

Open positions at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are posted on CU Careers, an online applicant tracking and recruitment system. An applicant is a prospective, current, or former employee who submits all required information through CU Careers. This definition includes individuals not currently employed by UCCS as well as current UCCS employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities to different positions. Individuals who fail to submit all required documents as listed in the job posting will not be accepted into the applicant pool and are not considered an applicant. Individuals having technical difficulty in applying for a position are responsible for contacting the CU Careers helpdesk via email ( to troubleshoot the issue. Alternative formats of advertisements can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Applicants are considered confidential and known only to the search committee members until designated as a finalist for the position. Breaches in confidentiality should be reported to the search committee chair, the Office of Human Resources, or Legal Counsel.

Unsolicited employment application documents (e.g., CVs, resumes) do not require a response by the hiring unit. However, unsolicited employment documents may be forwarded to the Office of Human Resources for response.

Applicants as defined above are to be treated in a fair and equitable manner during all phases of the employment process.