Anonymous résumé and cover letter process

The College of Biological Science is requesting that employment candidates provide two versions of their résumé and cover letter for a total of four documents:

  • cover letter and anonymous cover letter
  • Résumé and anonymous résumé

What is an anonymous résumé and cover letter?  
These are materials with personal information redacted. Your name, educational institution, address, phone number, email address, and any other identifying information are not visible to the reviewer.

Why are you asking for an anonymous version of my résumé and cover letter?  
This practice is designed to promote fairness and reduce potential biases during the initial stages of the hiring process. Requesting anonymous application materials helps shift the emphasis to the most crucial aspect of the hiring process — a review of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities.

How do I create an anonymous version of my résumé and cover letter?  
To create an anonymous résumé and cover letter, redact personal information from your documents.  Please remove your address, educational institutions, and wording that may reveal your race, age, religion or other personal characteristics.  The use of gender neutral language is also encouraged for résumés/cover letters and anonymous résumés/cover letters. 

Instructions on how to redact text may be found via this video.  

Thank you for your interest in this position and your participation in the anonymization process.  Please contact if you are unable to perform the anonymization.