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Columbia University

Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Why work at CU?

Columbia University (CU) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City, with over 33,000 students from more than 150 countries, over 4,000 faculty members, 16 schools and colleges and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and more than 200 programs of study1. CU is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, founded in 1754 as King’s College and ranked #2 among national universities by Times Higher Education in 20172. CU is also a leader in research, with $1.1 billion in research awards in 20203.

CU offers rewarding employment opportunities with competitive salaries and benefits, a diverse and inclusive campus culture, and a stimulating intellectual environment. You will also have access to state-of-the-art facilities, resources, and services to support your academic and professional goals.

How to apply?

CU is looking for talented and passionate individuals who share its mission of creating, preserving, and disseminating knowledge for the benefit of society. Whether you are interested in teaching, research, administration, or service, you will find a variety of positions that match your skills and interests at CU. You can browse the current openings by visiting the Human Resources website or by contacting the relevant school or college directly.

If you want to join a vibrant and dynamic university that is committed to excellence, innovation, and diversity, apply to CU today!

Notable Alumni from CU:

Science and Technology

Neil deGrasse Tyson (B.A. 1980, M.A. 1983, M.Phil. 1989, Ph.D. 1991) – astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and StarTalk

Robert J. Lefkowitz (M.D. 1966) – Nobel laureate in Chemistry (2012) for his studies of G protein-coupled receptors

Eric R. Kandel (M.D. 1956) – Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2000) for his research on the molecular basis of memory

Edwin Hubble (B.S. 1910) – astronomer, namesake of the Hubble Space Telescope, discoverer of the expanding universe

Mae Jemison (M.D. 1981) – physician, NASA astronaut, first African-American woman in space

Robert Woodrow Wilson (Ph.D. 1962) – Nobel laureate in Physics (1978) for his discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation

Brian Greene (B.A. 1984) – theoretical physicist, string theorist, author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos

Richard Axel (B.A. 1967, M.D. 1971) – Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2004) for his work on olfactory receptors

James P. Allison (Ph.D. 1973) – Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2018) for his development of cancer immunotherapy


Q&A about CU jobs:

  • How do I apply for a job at CU?
  • You can apply for a job at CU by visiting the [Human Resources website] and following the instructions for the position you are interested in. You will need to create an account, upload your resume and cover letter, and fill out an online application form. You may also need to provide additional documents or information depending on the job requirements. You can track the status of your application online and receive notifications via email.
  • What are the benefits of working at CU?
  • Working at CU offers many benefits, such as:
  • Competitive salaries and performance-based incentives
  • Comprehensive health and wellness plans, including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage
  • Retirement savings plans with employer contributions and matching options
  • Tuition assistance and scholarships for employees and their dependents
  • Paid time off, holidays, and leaves of absence
  • Flexible work arrangements and telecommuting options
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Access to campus facilities, resources, and services
  • Discounts on various products and services from local and national vendors
  • What is the culture like at CU?
  • CU has a culture of excellence, innovation, and diversity that fosters collaboration, creativity, and curiosity. CU values academic freedom, intellectual rigor, social responsibility, and civic engagement. CU strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of its community, regardless of their background, identity, or perspective. CU celebrates its achievements and honors its traditions while embracing change and pursuing new challenges.

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