2023 Holiday Schedule
- Monday, Jan. 2 – New Year’s Day Observation
- Monday, Jan 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day
- Monday, June 19 – Juneteenth Observed
- Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day
- Monday, Sept. 4 – Labor Day
- Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23–24 – Thanksgiving
- Friday, Dec. 22 – Christmas Eve Observation
- Monday, Dec. 25 through Friday, Dec. 29 – Winter Break
For Prospective Employees
Arcadia University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, military and military veteran status, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable statutes. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, including sexual harassment, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated.
Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 504 and ADA compliance and information regarding accessibility should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295; phone: 215-572-2947 and/or the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295; phone: 215-517-2659.
General Application Process
Application Process for Faculty
Faculty applicants are encouraged to upload documents as part of their application. Each faculty advertisement specifies which documents are required in order to be considered. Requested documents may include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, professional writing, copies of syllabi, etc.
Application Process for Staff
Staff applicants will complete standard screening questions which will formalize the process. Each staff position specifies what information will be required in order to be considered for a position. We request a copy of the cover letter, but in a non-traditional format. The cover letter is to be copied and pasted into the Applicant Screening Questions at the end of the application process. We have determined this is the best place for the cover letter to reside. This allows applicants who wish to apply for more than one opportunity to use the same resume—and the ability to customize a cover letter for multiple positions.
Confirmation and Next Steps
Once an application has been successfully submitted an email will be generated to confirm receipt of application. Applicants will receive notice directly from the search committee via email or phone if they are being considered further. All applicants will be notified when the position has been filled.
Please note: The application process takes about four to twelve weeks, depending on the position.
Tips for Prospective Employees
- Ask someone else to review your cover letter or resume prior to submission. After proofreading our own writing sometimes, we skip over things like punctuation, grammar, and spelling. It is helpful to have input from someone else.
- A cover letter is a way of briefly introducing your skills and qualifications to us. You will want to highlight why you are interested in a particular position at the University. We like to see in the cover letter how your skills and qualifications will be applied to the position for which you are interested. You have the reader’s attention for a short time, so make an impression and get them intrigued about why you are a great candidate.
- Please do not attach your cover letter to your resume. If you do, only your most recent cover letter will be shared with the search committee and hiring manager. This would be an issue if you are applying for multiple positions.
- Please make sure to follow all instructions in the system carefully as some procedures will vary.
- Your resume allows the reader to see more detail about your qualifications. Some specifics that we want to see in a resume, include: work experience or equivalent volunteer/school experience, length of time at each employer, employers and job titles and what you've accomplished, learned, or were responsible for in your role.
- Keep your resume formatted simply unless otherwise asked. Arcadia doesn't require a formal application to be filled out by an applicant because we rely on the system's resume parsing ability to complete the appropriate fields. Microsoft Word or Open Office Word documents are parsed very well, while PDFs are parsed well if the file is not a scanned version of your resume.
- Ensure your resume supports who you are and what you're looking for. For example, if you're looking for a position in recruitment, make sure your resume includes statements about how great you are with new people, even if you've only worked as a laborer. Remember, there is always a way to place your experience in a positive, and relevant, light.
- Have a solid opening statement on your resume, no longer than a paragraph or a soundbite, which reflects you as a person and professional. It is called your personal branding statement, and it is what managers see right after your name on a resume. This sets the entire tone for everything that follows it.
Check out Arcadia's Career Education page for more helpful resources such as:
- Cover Letter templates
- Resume and CV writing
- Completing job applications
- Job search strategies and more!
We wish you the best in your career search.