How to Apply for a Job

Interested in joining the Harvard community? Using our convenient job search and application system, ASPIRE, you can explore our job opportunities and view and apply for current job openings at Harvard.

ASPIRE is updated daily and lists all non-faculty positions from every school and department within the University. When you identify a position that interests you, review the requirements carefully and if your skills and background match, apply online. ASPIRE lets you store several versions of your resume tailored to different types of jobs that interest you.

Once we receive your application, a human resources representative reviews it. From there, if it looks like you’re a good fit, you’ll be referred to the hiring manager or officer.

Harvard is a large and dynamic organization and new opportunities regularly become available. To keep tabs on what’s new, be sure update your information in ASPIRE and continually check for new job postings.

  • Academic Jobs: Looking for a faculty position or post-doctoral fellowship? Hiring for these positions is typically handled by the academic dean or department chair. Check ARIES for listings.
  • Temporary Jobs: Harvard’s preferred source for temporary staffing is Randstad.
  • Career Outreach: Harvard is committed to supporting local communities. As such, we offer ongoing job search workshops at the Harvard Information Center in the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. (This location is closed for construction at the present time.)

    Harvard Business School also offers Career Outreach Sessions open to all. Held every other month on the second or third Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Batten Hall Room 102 (HBS campus). 2017 schedule: January 10, March 14, May 16,  July 11, September 12 and November 14. No RSVP or sign-up required.
  • Job Fairs: Connect with Harvard recruiters at leading job fairs and career events. You can stay up to date with these though our Harvard Jobs Facebook page.

SSN Policy: Social Security numbers (SSNs) are personally identifiable information and are protected by Massachusetts law and Harvard policy. They are among the information elements designated as high-risk since they can be used for the purpose of identity theft. This information, if maliciously obtained and misused, carries a high risk of causing personal, financial, and reputational damage to its owner.