Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.
The mission of Harvard University is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
The vision of Harvard University is to be a community of scholars who are dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, to the development of leaders who make a difference globally, and to the promotion of academic excellence and innovation.
Harvard University offers a wide range of academic opportunities for faculty, researchers, and students across its 12 schools and institutes. Harvard has more than 2,400 faculty members and over 21,000 students. Harvard also has the largest academic library in the world, with over 20 million volumes.
Some of the academic opportunities at Harvard University include:
- Faculty positions: Harvard seeks to attract and retain outstanding faculty who share its commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Faculty positions are posted at [academicpositions.harvard.edu], or you can click the [Faculty and Other Academic Positions] button on the Harvard Careers website.
- Post-doctoral fellowships: Harvard offers a variety of post-doctoral fellowships for early-career researchers who wish to pursue advanced studies in their fields. Post-doctoral fellowships are posted at [academicpositions.harvard.edu] as well.
- Other academic appointments: Harvard also hires lecturers, instructors, visiting scholars, research associates, and other academic staff for various roles and projects. These positions are also posted at [academicpositions.harvard.edu].
- Student positions: Harvard provides many opportunities for students to work as teaching assistants, research assistants, tutors, mentors, and more. Student positions are posted on the [Student Employment Office](https://seo.harvard.edu/) website.
Harvard University offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package for its employees, including:
- Health and wellness plans
- Retirement savings plans
- Tuition assistance programs
- Work-life balance programs
- Professional development programs
- Recognition and awards programs
For more information on the benefits and rewards at Harvard University, please visit the [Total Rewards](https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) page on the Harvard Human Resources website.
If you are interested in working at Harvard University, you can start your job search on the [Harvard Careers](https://hr.harvard.edu/jobs) website, where you can:
- View all job opportunities
- Search on specific criteria to find jobs that interest you
- Set up a search agent that will notify you when positions are posted that match your qualifications
- Create a personal profile to gain visibility with Human Resources professionals and recruiters across every School, Unit and Department at Harvard, without having to apply for a specific job.
Harvard Careers will guide you through a step-by-step process to apply for jobs online, and you’ll receive email updates about the status of your candidacy throughout the hiring process.
For more information on how to apply for a job at Harvard University, please visit the [How to Apply for a Job] page on the Harvard Human Resources website.