How to Apply

For NOAO, NSO, LSST and WIYN positions, click here

GEMINI positions, click here  

Click on the job to view a full description and requirements. Click on "Apply On-line" to create an application or to edit your current profile if you've previously applied for an AURA position.

First Time Applicants
To initiate the application process, first time applicants must create a new account to continue. To create a new account, click on the create a new account link on the log in screen. You may cut and paste your resume or CV into the to Resume box or skip this option and upload your resume or CV as an electronic file on the next screen. If you cut and paste your resume and click the Parse Resume link, the system will extract data from your resume and automatically populate some of the standard fields on this screen.

Please note: a red star denotes required fields when setting up your profile. Bold text indicates a required field in the assessment question section.

If the parse resume option is skipped, all responses must be entered manually. It is best to supply as much information as possible; however, if a field is not applicable, but required, enter “n/a.”

Uploading Files

Please name any attachments with the following format: 

XX-XXXX_lastname_docname.  (XX-XXXX corresponding requistion number).

To upload electronic files, from the Upload Resume screen, click on the browse button to locate the electronic files you want to attach to your application. Click the upload button to attach a file. Repeat as many times as necessary until you have attached all the required documents (publications list, letter of intent, reference letters, essays, etc.).

For the remainder of the application process, follow the directions on each screen, completing each field as required and applicable.

When you have successfully completed the application process, you will receive an acknowledgment.

Returning Applicants
Returning applicants will not be required to repeat the entire application process because your profile is saved in our database. For each new position you apply for, you'll need to revisit each screen to verify and edit (if needed) your information. Once you've reviewed each screen, uploaded any new documents and taken any assessments, you'll see an acknowledgement on the final screen that you've completed the application.

Please note: any uploaded documents from previous applications cannot be deleted from the database.

Edit Profile
The edit profile option enables you to see your profile and upload materials. Please note that changes/deletions made to your profile affect all applications on file.

For questions or assistance with applying, please email: or contact your HR Generalist.