Hiring Exceptional Talent


Hiring officials and HR professionals are tasked with the great honor and responsibility of acquiring top talent to help the University achieve its mission and to advance departmental goals. Reach out to your school or unit’s HR Business Partner for assistance throughout the process.

The hiring process for temporary and student, staff wage, and faculty wage positions is managed separately by the Talent Flexibility Team.

Talent Flexibility Services

What does the overall hiring process look like at UVA?

The recruiting process at UVA is collaborative and focused on the type of position being filled. Your recruiter is prepared to partner with you throughout the process, guiding you toward an outstanding hire. Your Business Partner is also available to initiate hiring requests and help as needed.

  1. Step 1

    Position & Requisition 

    Need determined and approved. Position and requisition are created.

  2. Step 2

    Posting & Sourcing

    Recruiter posts position and external advertisements; sources, finding qualified applicants; provides initial screening to ensure qualifications.

  3. Step 3


    Recruiter provides initial screening to ensure qualifications. Candidates are reviewed. 

  1. Step 4


    Hiring manager/search committee/stakeholders interview.

  2. Step 5

    Selection & Offer

    References checked. Offer is formulated and approved. Offer is extended.

  3. Step 6


    Talent Support coordinates background checks. Hire prepared for systems access and payroll. New hire welcome and preboard instructions sent.

Recruiting Responsibilities of Managers

  1. Create new positions and job requisitions
  2. Review candidates and move them forward to interviews
  3. Schedule and conduct interviews
  4. Manage interview feedback and select the candidate you wish to hire
  5. Approve the offer letter
  6. Review onboarding information sent to your Notifications

Please note that there are variations in the process depending on your entity and the role for which you are hiring. 

Frequently Asked Questions

UVA Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

As a federal contractor, UVA receives federal funds, such as student financial aid, grants, and research funds, and must follow certain compliance requirements monitored by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.