Employer Services

Employer Services

This site offers a number of services for employers, including Employment Listings for advertising jobs and the Employment Center, the facilitated interview space at the Annual Meetings. Employers must post a listing and register for the Employment Center in order to conduct facilitated interviews at the Annual Meetings. 

Employment Listings

$60 per week, per position (no discounts offered)

Employment Center Registration (2020 Registration closes on Thursday, November 19th)

First Job: $275 
Each additional job: $75

All registered employers receive:

  • Interview Hall use and ability to invite any registered Annual Meeting attendee to an interview*
  • Ability to reserve a Private Interview Room for an additional fee*
  • Placement of one job ad in the Annual Meetings edition of Employment Listings, available to candidates prior to the Annual Meetings
  • Icon next to your online ad indicating the position is registered for the Employment Center
  • Access to candidate credentials at the Employment Center and also online through February 14, 2021
  • Ability to interview any Annual Meetings registrant whose interview has been arranged prior to the meeting*Employers who register onsite will not be able to reserve Private Interview Rooms or Interview Hall space prior to arriving onsite


Only people registered for the Annual Meetings may use the Employment Center. All search team members attending the Annual Meetings must be registered for it. You may register as an AAR or SBL member, dual member, or nonmember.

Center registration for employers opens on July 2, 2020 and closes on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Please note again that “open” and drop-in interviews are not allowed; you need to ensure enough lead time to schedule candidate interviews prior to the meeting.

Only registered employers who are logged in may access the CV System.  

Employment Listings

All jobs registered with the Employment Center must be advertised in the online Employment Listings

The cost for this ad is not included with your Employment Center registration fee. Note: candidates are encouraged to begin reviewing Employment Listings and start applying for jobs in August.

To place an ad in Employment Listings please:


You must be logged in as an employer to create a listing.

If you do not have an employer account and need to create one, please go here:



CV Submission and Review System

Provided you have registered for the Employment Center, you can get to the CV System here, if you are logged in. If not, first log in here if you have an account. If not, create one here

Once you register with the Center as an employer, you can access CVs. Within two business days, you will be emailed instructions for sharing access with other search team members. CVs will be accessible until February 18, 2021.

CVs are categorized by field of specialization and searchable by both specialization and candidate name.

If you do not receive your instructions via email, contact careers@aarsbl.org or 404-727-2286. Be sure to check your spam email folder as the instructions are sent automatically by the system and might therefore be interpreted as spam or junk mail.



Private Interview Rooms

Employers who wish to arrange for a Private Interview Room in addition to semi-private booth space in the Interview Hall may request access to this limited space during preregistration. Private Interview Rooms are available at an additional fee for three-hour sessions on Saturday and Sunday and four-hour sessions on Monday. The first three-hour block will be free and each additional three-hour block will be $75 - the same format will apply for the Monday four hour blocks. The time slots for 2020 are as follows:

Saturday, November 21
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Sunday, November 22
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Monday, November 23
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

In early November, all employers who have reserved Private Interview Rooms will receive an email with instructions regarding the use of the room, including instructions to distribute to interviewees. Room numbers will not be available until the morning of your reservation. You can tell your interviewees to arrive at the Employment Center at least twenty minutes before their scheduled interview so that they can inquire at the Private Interview Room Check-in Desk and be sent to the proper location.

If you have questions about scheduling time in one of the Private Interview Rooms, please contact careers@aarsbl.org or 404-727-2286. Reservations cannot be taken prior to the completion of the employer registration process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Employers

Is everyone on the interview team required to register for the Annual Meetings in order to use the Employment Center?

Yes, only those people who are registered for the Annual Meetings may utilize the Employment Center. You may register as an AAR member, SBL member, joint member, or at the nonmember registration rate. All team members must be registered for the Annual Meetings.

We want to interview an Annual Meetings registrant. Does this candidate have to register with the Employment Center?

No. All registered Annual Meetings participants may interview as invited without registering for the Employment Center. However, an Annual Meetings name badge is required for admittance to all Annual Meetings activities and areas, including the Employment Center.

Does participating in the Employment Center guarantee that we’ll find someone to fill the position?

No, it does not. The Employment Center facilitates communication between candidates and employers. It is not a placement service.

How can my team inspect candidate credentials?

All registered candidates have the opportunity to file a CV. Registered employers will be able to view the CVs online until February 18, 2021. Candidates are not required to submit a CV, but they are highly encouraged to do so.

What is the difference between an interview booth and a Private Interview Room?

Interview booths are semi-private, curtained-off spaces located in the Interview Hall, each containing one table and four to six chairs. As part of the registration package, all registered employers receive a booth during Employment Center hours of operation, and the majority of registered employers use this space for their interviews.

Private Interview Rooms are closed-door areas, typically conference rooms, that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Employment Center registrants for an additional fee. 

Can we host open or drop-in interviews?

No. As of 2019, AAR and SBL are no longer allowing open or drop-in interviews to be conducted at the Annual Meetings. Due to the cost burden of attending the Annual Meetings and challenges of the academic job search, institutions are now required to prearrange interviews with candidates in a timely manner.

Where does an employer meet a candidate at the time of an interview?

Candidates with interviews in the Interview Hall wait in the Candidate Lounge (located within the Employment Center). Employers meet candidates at the lounge to greet and escort them to their assigned booth space.

When an interview has been scheduled for a Private Interview Room, candidates will need to go to the Private Interview Room Check-in Desk, located within the Employment Center, to find out where they should go. Please instruct candidates that they need to inquire with the Private Interview Room Check-in Desk at least 20 minutes ahead of their scheduled interview as the distance between the Employment Center and the Private Interview Rooms can sometimes be a bit of a walk.

How can I contact Employment Center staff?

If you wish to speak to the Employment Center staff prior to November 19, you may email careers@aarsbl.org or call 404-727-2286. After November 19, you will need to visit the Employment Center at the Annual Meetings during its hours of operation.