For many people, the most compelling aspect of working at Harvard is the sense of mission and community that permeates every school, department, program, and organization on campus. It’s a vibrant crucible of intellectual activity, research, knowledge creation, learning, and teaching. Here, results matter and creativity flourishes. We’re united by a culture that strives for excellence while supporting our fellow employees.
As America’s oldest and most venerable institution of higher learning, Harvard’s mission is to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge. Since our founding in 1636, Harvard has grown to include 11 degree-awarding schools, and the programs and collections of our allied institutions—Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Arnold Arboretum. While unified by a common mission, each school develops leaders and positively impacts the world in its own way.
- Faculty of Arts & Sciences creates new knowledge of the arts and sciences for our changing world.
- Harvard Business School educates leaders who make a difference in the world.
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine advances oral and systemic health while developing and fostering a community of global leaders.
- Graduate School of Design shapes design leaders.
- Harvard Divinity School educates women and men for service as leaders in religious life and thought.
- Graduate School of Education prepares leaders in education and generates knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success.
- Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences connects and integrates Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology.
- Harvard Kennedy School prepares leaders for service to democratic societies and to contribute to the solution of public problems.
- Harvard Law School produces superb legal education and scholarship for the benefit of the world.
- Harvard Medical School creates and nurtures a community of the best people committed to alleviating human suffering caused by disease.
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health advances the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication.
"If Harvard is first of all defined not by buildings or endowments or traditions but by people, we have an overriding interest in attracting to our community the most talented people we can find – as students, as faculty, as staff."
- Drew Gilpin Faust
President of Harvard University
Lincoln Professor of History