How to Apply

NOTE: For new job seeker, we recommend you visit the link below BEFORE YOU APPLY to understand how to navigate the Initial Review Date (IRD) referenced in each job posting.
IRD and Applicant Review Process

Getting Started: UCSC Employees

This tutorial is intended to guide applicants who are current UCSC employees. Start by going to and click the “Internal Applicants” button.

Select University of California, Santa Cruz from the location list and log in with your CruzID and gold password.

You can click on any job posting to access the details of the position. When you are ready to apply, click “Apply” at the bottom of the page to begin.

The main difference in the internal application process is that you will not have to answer any of the Self Identify questions since that information is saved in your UC Path employee profile.

Getting Started: Non-UCSC Employees

This tutorial is intended to guide non-employee applicants through creating a profile, searching for and applying to a job posting in our External Candidate Gateway.

Start by going to and click the “External Applicants” button.

If this is your first time visiting this site, click on “New User”, then click on “Register” to create a profile. Please select a password that:

  • Has a minimum of eight characters with at least one lowercase character, one uppercase character and one special character from the set (!@#$%^&*()_+|\{}[];:?/><.,’)
  • Does not match your user name
  • Does not match your email address

Once your profile is created, you can follow the remaining instructions to view job postings and submit an application.

screenshot of the register screen.

If you are a returning user please click the “Sign In” link in the upper right-hand corner.
Important Note: Effective June 1, 2020, we are using a new job posting software. Our previous system was permanently closed on May 29, 2020. If you had an account in our previous system, you will need to create a new profile. 

Search for a Job

Begin your job search by browsing through “Jobs” (use the arrow keys to navigate to other pages to see all postings), or use the Keywords search. 

There are some optional tools on the page you can use when searching for jobs. You can enter terms into the “Keyword” search field; you can click the “More Options” link to create a more targeted search using specific criteria (e.g. Career postings); you can click the “star” to the right of a specific job posting to mark it as a favorite; you can choose “filters” on the left side of the page to filter jobs. 

New Job Alert: If you’d like to be notified of future jobs that meet your criteria, you can use the Search feature to identify the desired filters, save your search and click the box that indicates you’d like to be notified. When there are jobs posted that meet the criteria in your saved search, you will receive an email.

select filters

Apply for a Job

You can click on any job titles to view the job details. If you’d like to apply, click “Apply” at the bottom of the page to begin. If you are not interested, click the “Return to Previous Page” link at the bottom of the page (or the “Next Job” link at the top if you are scrolling through a list of jobs). If you are interested but want to keep the job to review later, click on the star to save as a “Favorite Job”.

For further instructions for the application process, please visit the links to the individual steps of process below: