Applicant Resources

Thank you for your interest in employment with University of California, Santa Cruz. The resource links on the left are provided to assist you in understanding our recruitment process, including useful information about how to search for and apply to current job openings, and how to submit your materials. We’ve also provided information about the interview process and frequently asked questions.

Please visit to see a list of current job openings. If you are NOT a current employee, select External Applicants to access the external gateway. If you are a current UCSC employee, you will select Internal Applicants to log in with your CruzID and gold password to access the internal gateway via UCPath.

Once you make your selection, you will have access to the complete list of open staff positions at UC Santa Cruz.

If you are new to our jobs portal and need assistance applying for a position, please see our support pages below:

  • How to Apply - detailed instructions for each step of the online application process
  • Troubleshooting - workarounds for common issues when applying for jobs via our portal (issues with logging in, password masking, populating data, attaching documents, data conflict, etc.)
  • IRD & Applicant Review Process - more information about how we use the initial review dates to route applications, and a general overview of the applicant review process
  • Tips for Applicants - general tips to help you prepare to apply and what to expect after you apply, as well as some interview related advice and information
  • Frequently Asked Questions
You can also email us at with your questions or request for assistance.

A Great Place To Live

UC Santa Cruz, located 75 miles south of San Francisco, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California. Truly distinctive in its design and beauty, UC Santa Cruz is located on over 2,000 acres of redwood forest and rolling meadows, which overlook the Monterey Bay. A mild climate and a surplus of beaches and forests combine to make the community of Santa Cruz an exceptionally enjoyable place to live and work.

A Wealth of Employment Opportunities

As the largest employer in the county, UC Santa Cruz employs over 3,100 people in non-academic positions alone. A wide variety of staff positions, including clerical, technical, administrative, and managerial are essential to the functioning of an educational and research institution such as UC Santa Cruz.

Benefits Of Working At UC Santa Cruz

Career staff at UC Santa Cruz have access to comprehensive benefits packages. Here is a sample of those benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision care plans
  • Group term life insurance including employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • University-paid disability insurance with employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Tax-deferred savings program
  • Fourteen paid annual holidays
  • Reduced enrollment fees for academic courses
  • Free university library card
  • Staff discounts for UC Santa Cruz Recreation facilities
  • Free or low-cost employee development classes
  • Reduced fees for alternative methods of transportation

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable Federal laws. Inquiries regarding the University's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Assistant Director EEO/Affirmative Action, (831) 459-3676.

For more information see:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

The University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to establishing and maintaining employment practices, which provide equal employment opportunities to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities and which do not unlawfully discriminate against or in any way disadvantage individuals on the basis of their disability. Job seekers with disabilities requiring an accommodation during the application process should call, 831-459-2009.

Job seekers or current employees who believe their rights under the ADA/FEHA have been violated should contact: ADA Compliance Officer for Employment, (831) 459-3676.

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