How to Apply for a Job

Interested in joining the Harvard community? Use our convenient job application portal, Harvard Careers. You can access Harvard Careers on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Harvard Careers 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:

1. Review the basic qualifications and other requirements carefully. If your skills and background match, apply online. Please note that candidates who do not meet the basic qualifications for a position will not be considered.

2. We recommend that you submit a tailored cover letter with your application, which is uploaded separately from your resume. You can store several versions of your resume and cover letter in the portal, tailored to different types of jobs that interest you. 

3. Once we receive your application, a human resources representative will review it. If it looks like you’re qualified for the role, you’ll be referred to the hiring manager or officer.

4. New opportunities regularly become available. To keep tabs on what’s new, be sure to update your information in Harvard Careers, and check for new job postings. You can also set up a search agent that will notify you when positions that match your qualifications are posted.

  • Academic Jobs: Looking for a faculty position or post-doctoral fellowship? The academic dean or department chair typically handles hiring for these positions. Check ARIES for listings.
  • Temporary Jobs: Harvard’s preferred source for temporary staffing is Randstad.

Career Outreach

Harvard Business School offers Career Outreach Sessions that are open to all. They are 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 through our events calendar and 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.