Job Opportunities

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Harvard Divinity School is a special place, a close-knit community filled with diverse and talented people who are inspired by the School's mission. HDS educates scholars, teachers, ministers, and other professionals for leadership and service both nationally and internationally. The HDS community is guided by shared values, expressed in the Harvard University Values Statement and further defined by our own.

While aspiring to build a world in which people can live and work together across religious and cultural divides, HDS strives to be a primary resource in religious and theological studies for the academy, for religious communities, and in the public sphere. Achieving these aims depends on the efforts of faculty, students, and staff. Some of us make our contribution by engaging directly in teaching and learning, others by supporting and enabling those core activities in essential ways. HDS is a dynamic community rich in opportunity and experiences.

The jobs section of the Harvard Human Resources website provides information about all staff positions at the University open to external candidates and internal candidates. For faculty positions, please visit Faculty Openings. If you are a student at HDS, check out the Student Employment page.

Harvard Divinity School is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits and compensation

Learning and development opportunities. At HDS, we offer many workshops throughout the year on our own campus. Additionally, the Center for Workplace Development offers training workshops and the Tuition Assistance Plan benefit allows you to pursue a degree or certificate, or simply to attend courses through the Harvard Extension School at deep discounts.

Work/life balance. Harvard offers an array of resources for employees to lead a balanced life. Our employee assistance program provides support, continuing education is supported, and there are many resources for working parents.

Medical and dental coverage. Quality and affordability are the hallmarks of Harvard's medical and dental plans.

Retirement planning. Learn about saving for retirement through our Tax-Deferred Account program and a variety of generous, competitive pension plans.

Generous paid time off. See Harvard's generous vacation, personal, holiday, sick time, and family leave policies.

HDS Voices

Francis X. Clooney, S. J.

All of us share the challenge of moving from the very particular disciplines the academy and our religious traditions have taught us to the less certain postmodern places where particularity can again be more evident and potent, destabilizing our comfortable ways and making us think. But we need to enter upon this more general conversation without losing sight of the details and energy of profession and tradition that guided our research in the first place.
—Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology; Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions

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