Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability or any other legally protected status and takes affirmative action to recruit, employ, train and promote qualified minorities, women, covered Veterans and individuals with disabilities. It prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national origin and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam Era or disabled Veteran, or any other legally protected status. To advance these obligations, the University must:
- Demonstrate that steps are taken to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals on the basis of equal opportunity and affirmative action principles.
- Assure non-discrimination in the recruitment process by widely advertising available positions
- Attempt to collect race/sex identifying data from applicants.
- Determine who may be considered an applicant based on the minimal requirements for the position. An applicant is defined as an individual who completes an application for a specific job opening and is minimally qualified for the position.
Posting available job openings meets the University’s obligations as an EOAA employer and helps the University to:
- Identify and recruit a talented pool of diverse applicants.
- Apply policies and practices consistently.
- Eliminate bias based on race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or other legally protected status
- Market the University as an employer of choice.