Why is a ‘title’ required on UA job applications?

Question

Why, in the year 2016, is “title” a required field when applying for a UA job at http://careers.alaska.edu?

Response

The request for applicants to disclose a title is built into the vendor’s software and not adjustable by the university. The university has noted this as an issue and submitted a ticket to the vendor requesting the elimination of this field so that applicants are no longer required to disclose a title. We do not yet have a timeline of when that will occur.

— Margot C. Griffith, assistant director, UAF Human Resources