The MathJobs.Org system recognizes several different classes or "roles" for users. A user is assigned different permissions when their account is created based on the type of account they have. This determines what information they have access to and the information they can add or modify. In other words, what a user can do and which pages or links they see (i.e., what permissions they have) depends on the type of account they have.
Listed below are the different types of accounts.
No Account (Public)
No login account is necessary to view the jobs listings (at the View Jobs link in the MathJobs.Org header) and the list of registered employers (at the Registered Employers link). These items allow public access.
Job applicants are able to view the jobs listings. They are also able to post their own information in a portfolio available to registered users, as well as to apply to any of the listed positions.
Writers of reference letters
These are references for a job applicant. They are able to view the jobs listing and post references for a job applicant.
Faculty at employer institutions
These are faculty members whose department has an account on the system. They are able to view the job applicants and jobs listings.
Departmental managers at employer institutions
The departmental manager is able to access all the data their department has posted to the MathJobs.Org website. The manager is responsible for configuring and managing the department's setup, including listing any available positions.