HR Application Process

Equal Opportunity Employer

Oral Roberts University (ORU) is a charismatic, inter-denominational Christian University employing a diverse 700+ population in a wide variety of positions. Oral Roberts University employs, advances, admits, and treats in its employment and educational programs all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, status as a veteran or genetic information. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates are screened and  interviewed by the supervisor within the hiring department.  Depending on the pool of applicants and each department’s hiring timeline, it may take up to thirty days for selected candidates to be contacted.  As an ever-changing and growing institution, new opportunities become available regularly.  Please check the Staff Openings web page often. We encourage you to apply for a position in which the job qualifications and your skills and goals best align.


1.  Review open positions found on the Staff Openings webpage.  Each posting includes a brief job description and the required qualifications. 

2. Submit an online employment application.    Your application represents your qualifications to hiring officials.  Please answer each question with complete and accurate information.  Each application requires an electronic resume or curriculum vitae and references.    A cover letter may also be submitted and are highly recommended to further highlight knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Applicants may be considered for only one position at a time.

3.  Applications will be received and reviewed.  Once your application is received, applications are tracked by Human Resources and then forwarded to the hiring manager for their review.  Due to the large number of applications received, it may take up to thirty days for candidates to be contacted.

4. Interviews will be scheduled by Human Resources.  Once candidates are selected, Human Resources will contact applicants to confirm the details of the interview.  Please be prepared to submit unofficial or official transcripts of all college and university coursework at the time of an interview if stated in the job posting.  Applicants not selected for an interview will be notified by email.

5. Human Resources will provide an update to interviewees.  At the conclusion of all interviews, Human Resources update interviewees with the status of the job opening within two weeks of the initial interview.  

6. Reference checks are completed by Human Resources.  For the final candidates, at least two of the applicants’ references will be contacted by the Human Resources.

7. An employment offer is made by Human Resources.  Once all employment considerations have been approved by Human Resources, an offer of employment may be extended to the selected candidate.

8. A background investigation will be required.   A background check will be required as a condition of the offer of employment. The potential candidate will be notified via email to provide necessary background check information and authorization.  Human Resources will process the background check.  Specific jobs may also require a pre-employment physical, drug test, and/or agility test.

9.  The new hire paperwork, to include an I-9 form, will be completed on or before the first work date.  The new employee will be given information regarding when to start, where and when to arrive, and what documents to bring to verify eligibility to work in the United States.

Current Employees

Employees interested in applying for current vacancies will need to submit an updated application to the Human Resources Department. Employees need to have worked in their present position for a minimum of 90 days before requesting a transfer. For further information or assistance regarding the transfer policy and current employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources department at (918)495-7163.