Applicant Definition

In order to be considered an applicant at Princeton University, you must request to be considered for employment by completing an application. In addition, you must:
  • submit a resume (cover letter is option) and
  • identify a specific job opening and
  • express an interest in a timely manner and
  • be minimally qualified for the specific job opening.
Minimally qualified is defined as possessing the knowledge, skills, education and experience listed as “essential qualifications” in the job posting.
Unsolicited resumes not identifying a specific job opening will neither be accepted nor acknowledged. Unsolicited resumes will not be included in our resume tracking system.
Individuals who submit unsolicited resumes are not applicants.