Applicant Policies

Online Application Standard

Effective November 22, 2011, Western State Colorado University accepts applications for all positions through our new online application system, powered by NEOGOV. So, whether you are applying for Faculty, Administrative Exempt, or State Classified system positions, you will establish an account and then apply through our website for vacant jobs! See our Faculty and Exempt Job Announcements page for Faculty and Administrative job announcements and Classified Job Announcements page for State Classified system jobs announcements.

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employment

Our Affirmative Action Officer is the Director of Human Resources, Kimberly Gailey.

Western State Colorado University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and employer. We encourage applications for admission or employment and participation in other University programs and activities by all individuals.

Western State Colorado University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, ADA, and Section 504 may be referred to the Affirmative Action Officer (970 943-3140) or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S., Department of Education, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80204.

No qualified person shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded form participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any academic research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, other extracurricular or other post-secondary education program or activity to which this sub part applies (Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC 706, Title 45, Section # [84.3.1]).

Western State Colorado University's policies insuring equal access to its facilities and services can be reviewed in the Disability Services office. For further information, phone or write: Disability Services, Academic Resource Center, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO 81231, (970) 943-7056.

If assistance is required due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources staff at (970)943-3140, or Western Disability Services at (970) 943-7056. Our disability/ADA coordinator is Jennifer Drumm .

Background Checks

Western State Colorado University conducts background checks on newly hired employees and on rehired employees in order to verify the information provided by candidates and to determine their suitability for employment. A criminal background check and a check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry is conducted post-offer for employees as described in the policy scope. The University may also check candidates' professional, personal, and other employment related references, employment history and proof of required credentials. If job responsibilities dictate, post offer credit and driving records of newly hired employees and rehired employees may be checked. Offers of employment will be contingent upon the completion of an acceptable background check.

Physical Capacity Profile Testing

Effective June 1, 2009, Western State Colorado University requires post job offer, pre-employment physical capacity profile testing to ensure the prospective employee possesses the physical capabilities necessary to safely perform the essential functions of the job. This post offer pre-employment physical testing policy is designed to strengthen a thorough merit based selection process and to reduce the risk of work related injuries. Offers of employment for jobs in classifications subject to this policy are contingent upon the prospective employee's successful completion of a physical capacity profile test specific to the job. The test must be completed post job offer and before the prospective employee begins work.

Clery Report

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires that all students and employees receive certain information concerning security services, crime prevention, access to campus, and crime statistics. The latest statistics for Western State Colorado University can be found in the on the campus security page.  Also, please see the Annual Security Policies and Report page.