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Services & Resources

Overview

When you make a commitment to our teaching and research mission, you will have access to the University’s world-renowned resources to help you succeed at work and in life. Discover the exceptional benefits and unique opportunities we offer as part of our commitment to you. View some of these benefits below, and to learn more details, visit our websites for academic and administrative jobs.

Benefit Plans

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Princeton presents world-renowned unique opportunities and outstanding resources to those who join our teaching and research mission. The University offers competitive salaries and exceptional benefits — financial, medical and more — to members of the faculty and staff.

Employee Resource Groups

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The Office of Human Resources supports several Employee Resource Groups of staff members who share a common background and interests. These groups help to enhance employee engagement, productivity, job satisfaction and retention.

Housing

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Faculty and Staff Options

Princeton takes great pride in being a residential learning community, and the University thus offers many housing opportunities for faculty and staff. They include on- and off-campus apartment and house rentals, short-term housing, and for some eligible faculty and staff, home ownership assistance.

Dining

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Cafés and Eateries on Campus

If you live close to campus or commute from afar, dining options are plentiful for employees. Most offices have kitchenettes or coffee stations, several cafes dot the campus, and faculty and staff have a special dining room and "tap room" at Prospect House. Nearby Palmer Square has a wide range of dining options morning, noon and night.

Thrive at Princeton

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Princeton University is committed to providing a range of resources that assist and support our dedicated faculty and staff in attending to personal and family needs. Explore a wide range of benefits from travel and commuting programs to health and wellness resources to employee discounts.

Campus Recreation

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Whether it's swimming a few laps over the lunch hour or working with a personal trainer preparing for a long-distance run, Campus Recreation serves faculty, staff and students with many options. The 8,000-square-foot Stephens Fitness Center offers an abundance of exercise equipment for spinning, lifting, stretching and more.

Credit Union

Princeton Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1972 by the faculty and staff of Princeton University. The not-for-profit credit union is federally insured and offers its members a full range of financial services.

Lifelong Learning

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Learning and Development

The Office of Human Resources has a Learning & Development Team that supports the University's mission by growing the capability of managers and employees to build a motivated, engaged and high-performing workforce. Through the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the University also offers learning and development opportunities for faculty and academic professionals.

Staff Educational Assistance Plan

Princeton University encourages you to further your education by reimbursing a portion of your undergraduate or graduate school expenses. 

Continuing Education Program

Princeton’s Program in Continuing Education admits qualified area residents, K-12 New Jersey teachers, as well as University employees, employees' spouses, same-sex domestic partners and dependents, and graduate students' spouses and same-sex domestic partners to University undergraduate and graduate courses.

Community Auditing Program

Princeton University's Community Auditing Program (CAP) enables members of the community, high school graduates ages 18 and above, to audit, or sit in on, University lectures on a non-credit basis for $175 per course unless otherwise noted. On average, 150-175 classes are available each semester for auditing.

Princeton Public Lectures

For over a century, Princeton University has presented public lectures featuring intellectuals, academics, artists and writers.  These events are free and open to the public.