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The Institute for Advanced Study welcomes résumés and applications for any of our posted positions. When applying for a position, please specify the position for which you are applying; we cannot accept or retain unsolicited and non-specified résumés and applications. In addition, please be advised that due to the small size of our staff and the typically large number of résumés we receive for each opening, we are unable to respond to all applicants.

Résumés and cover letters can be submitted by e-mail to the designated mailbox, by fax to 609-951-4468 or by mail to Human Resources, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.
The Institute for Advanced Study is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Computing Support Specialist



JOB TITLE:              Computing Support Specialist

DEPARTMENT:        Information Technology Group

SUPERVISOR:        Computer Manager - ITG


  • Provide computing support to faculty, members and staff.
  • Install, configure, and maintain Institute-owned computer hardware and software used by faculty, members and staff.
  • Coordinate equipment repairs as well as software fixes with outside vendors when necessary.
  • Make entries into the ticket tracking system.
  • Coordinate equipment life cycle and donation program.
  • Provide computing support and advice to users with special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree with at least two years of experience supporting computer users in an academic environment is strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent analytical and problem solving skills are required.
  • Extensive knowledge in supporting Windows 7 and Mac OS X systems is required. Solid experience supporting major applications in the Microsoft Office suite and general Internet tools is required.   Linux client support experience is a plus.  Knowledge in video, graphics or audio tools is a plus.
  • Certifications in desktop support, Microsoft Office Suite applications, or Adobe Creative Suite applications are preferred.  Knowledge of computing tools used by scholars in the humanities and social sciences is a plus.
  • Exposure to a wide range of applications and devices is preferred.
  • Ability to lift forty pounds and move computer equipment short distances as well as valid driver’s license are required.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to or by mail to: Institute for Advanced Study, attn.: HR/comspe, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.



JOB TITLE:                          Archivist

SUPERVISOR:                     Historical Studies – Social Science Librarian


Established formally in 1986 and financially supported by an endowment established by the Leon Levy Foundation, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center is the archives of the Institute for Advanced Study. Its collections encompass approximately 900 linear feet or archival material including administrative records of the Institute, faculty and other personal papers, oral history recordings and transcripts, records of the Electronic Computer, photographs, audiovisual materials and born digital records, as well as over 700 works of art and artifacts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the general direction of the Librarian, the Archivist oversees the Archives of the Institute, developing and administering policies, procedures, and tracking systems for preserving and providing access to collections and leading long-range planning efforts for collections and facilities.
  • With the support of an Archival Assistant, responds to internal and external reference requests, and manages accessioning and processing of collections, including the creation of EAD and finding aids.
  • Guides collection development efforts for the archives, including soliciting faculty for their papers and working with campus departments to transfer records.
  • Manages digital collections and digitization activities and leads efforts to preserve 'born digital' archival materials.
  • Provides oversight for the ongoing oral history project.
  • Coordinates outreach efforts, including developing exhibits and making presentations to relevant internal and external groups.
  • Tracks and documents art and artifacts in the Institute's possession and coordinates associated preservation activities.
  • Represents the Archives and archival interests in campus-wide projects.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library, information, or archival science required.   At least three years of professional experience in archival work required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills as well as strong computer skills required.
  • Knowledge of associated metadata standards for archives, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF, as well as demonstrated expertise with digital preservation and access techniques required.
  • Knowledge of one or more western European languages as well as supervisory experience preferred.
  • Some familiarity with CONTENTdm, Archivists' Toolkit, and ArchivesSpace as well as knowledge of standards for digital imaging and maintaining digital assets and metadata also preferred.

Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to .