FAQs for Applicants

  1. How do I apply for temporary employment at Northwestern University?
  2. Which campus am I applying for?
  3. May I submit my application without applying for a specific position?
  4. What types of positions are available to temporary employees?
  5. What happens after I submit my application and resume?
  6. How soon may I expect to hear from you if you are interested in my application?
  7. Where is the NU Temporary Staffing Center located?
  8. How long may I work at Northwestern as a temporary employee?
  9. May I search for regular employment at Northwestern while on a temporary assignment?
  10. If hired, do I receive a Northwestern University identification card?
  11. Am I eligible for any benefits?
  12. Do I get paid for overtime hours worked?
  13. May I park on campus?
  14. I have additional questions. Is there a Handbook for temporary employees?
  1. How do I apply for temporary employment at Northwestern University?

    Visit the Northwestern University job site to apply for employment. All employment applications must be submitted online through this site.

  2. Which campus am I applying for?

    You may state your campus preference, Evanston or Chicago, during your in-person interview.

  3. May I submit my application without applying for a specific position?

    Our application process requires that you apply for specific temporary positions when you submit your application.  This ensures that your credentials are reviewed against appropriate openings based upon your interests.

  4. What types of positions are available to temporary employees?

    Most, but not all, of the temporary positions are administrative or financial in nature.  We are always recruiting applicants with a minimum of two years administrative experience and strong PC skills.

  5. What happens after I submit my application and resume?

    After you have submitted your application you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.  An NU Temporary Staffing Center representative will contact you if your application meets the position qualifications.  We are sorry, but due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to respond to every applicant for a temporary position.

  6. How soon may I expect to hear from you if you are interested in my application?

    We review applications on an ongoing basis.  You can expect to hear from us within two weeks if we are interested in pursuing your application.

  7. Where is the Temporary Staffing Center located?

    We have offices on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses:
    1801 Maple Ave, Suite 1101, Evanston, IL 60208
    710 N Lake Shore Dr, Rm 150, Chicago, IL 60611

  8. How long may I work at Northwestern University as a temporary employee?

    A temporary (non-student) employee may not work more than 1000 hours in any twelve month period.

  9. May I search for regular employment at Northwestern while on a temporary assignment?

    Yes.  We encourage you to actively search for regular employment at Northwestern while you are employed as a temporary Please keep the lines of communication open with your supervisor and request time off in advance when you have an opportunity to interview.

  10. If hired, do I receive a Northwestern University identification card?

    You will receive a contractor photo identification card while you are employed as a temporary employee at Northwestern. 

  11. Am I eligible for any employee benefits?

    Yes, you may participate in the Voluntary Savings Plan PDF Document

  12. Do I get paid for overtime hours worked?

    All overtime must be approved by your supervisor before it is worked. Any temporary employee who works more than forty hours per week will be paid at the rate of time and one-half for hours worked in excess of forty.

  13. May I park on campus?

    Yes, you may purchase a monthly parking pass for either the Evanston or Chicago campus.

  14. I have additional questions. Is there a Handbook for temporary employees?

    The Handbook for Temporary Employees will be available shortly.