Types of Academic Appointments Requiring an Open Recruitment

It's strongly recommended that an open recruitment be conducted for any academic position, regardless of percentage. However, it is generally required for new appointments, which are defined as the employment of an individual whose immediately prior status was not in the employ of the University of California, San Diego.

Effective July 1, 2016, UC San Diego will no longer allow automatic exemptions for appointments at 50% time or less. This includes positions funded 4/8ths (i.e. 50%) or more by the VA. The waiver process is being implemented in lieu of a full recruitment requirement for these positions.  


Permanent transfers do not require an open recruitment; the two types of transfers can be categorized as:

  1. Intercampus (a transfer from one campus to another within the University of California system)
  2. Intracampus (a transfer from one department to another within the UCSD campus).
Please follow step by step instructions on how to conduct an Open Recruitment and please utilize our APOL-Recruit Training Page. For further help please email oars@ucsd.edu with "Recruitment Help" in the subject line