Careers at NJIT

Founded in 1881, NJIT is a public, urban, research university with enrollment of over 11,000 students. We awarded over 2,700 degrees in AY2015-2016 from the baccalaureate through the PhD in an array of engineering and technology disciplines, computer and information science, architecture and design, management and business administration, transportation, science and applied science, mathematical science, social and policy science, communications, and history.

NJIT is a leader in interdisciplinary applied research with annual expenditures totaling more than $110 million. NJIT includes public service and economic development as key components of its mission. The main campus comprises 45 acres containing 3.1 million square feet. The campus includes classroom and laboratory buildings, a library, five residence halls, a gymnasium, a synthetic turf soccer field, specialized research facilities, 2 parking decks, and administrative buildings.

Why NJIT?

 

The New Jersey Institute of Technology has a rich history, with its beginnings in the industrial age. Established in 1881 as The Newark Technical School with 88 students, NJIT now enrolls over 11,000 students and employs a workforce of over 1,300 full-time-equivalent employees.

NJIT has been recognized nationally for providing graduates with a high rate of return on their investment, has earned national prominence by developing relevant academic programs taught by leading practitioners in their fields, and is ranked in the top 50 among colleges without a medical school for research expenditures, and in the top 10 among universities whose main research is in engineering. In spring 2014, NJIT announced its new economic-development venture, New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), which is comprised of Innovation Labs (iLabs) that follow industry-led agendas designed to spur product creation and enhancement, develop solutions for sector-wide and/or company-focused challenges, and serve as a catalyst for regional economic growth.

Our workforce is the driving force behind our successes. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and motivating qualified and diverse employees to support NJIT’s mission. Toward this end, we promote a culture of innovation and leadership, offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, and reward competence, collaboration and creativity.

We invite you to build and advance your career with NJIT and help our students become leaders and innovators who shape industry and the nation.

Kay Turner, Esq., SPHR

Vice President of Human Resources

How To Apply

New Users

New users to the online recruitment system will need to create an application prior to applying for any jobs. Once an initial application is created, your information will be saved for future use.

 

Returning Users

Returning applicants will be able to log into the site using the username and password previously created. This will enable a returning applicant to:

  • Edit an existing application.
  • Apply to new jobs without re-entering application information.
  • Review the status of positions that have been applied to

The application process is entirely online and the Department of Human Resources does not accept paper applications.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please visit the Department of Human Resources located in Fenster Hall, Room 500, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102 or call (973) 596-5525. If you have questions, please email Human Resources at hr@njit.edu.

 

Information Job Applicants should know

 

New Jersey First Act

The New Jersey First Act mandates that public employees, which includes NJIT employees, be residents of New Jersey in order to hold certain positions.  This law is effective September 1, 2011 and applies to all current and newly hired NJIT employees, unless otherwise exempted.

The following provides an outline of how this law affects current and new NJIT employees.

Current Employees:

  • Any current employee living outside New Jersey on the effective date of the law is exempt from the residency requirement.  These employees will continue to be exempt, even if their job classification changes or they move within the state they currently reside or another state, provided there is not a break in their service with NJIT of greater than seven days.
  • Any employee who now resides in New Jersey but who moves out of state after September 1, 2011 is bound by the New Jersey First Act.  The Act allows employees the opportunity to file an appeal, based on critical need or hardship, to the State of New Jersey; the University does not have the discretion to exempt employees from the residency requirement of the Act.

New Employees:

  • Any individual hired on or after September 1, 2011 must conform to the law and establish a principal residency in New Jersey.  Principal residency is defined as the domicile where the individual spends the majority of nonworking time, the location which is the majority of his/her domestic life, and the location which is designated as the legal address and legal residence for voting.
  • Any new employee who does not reside in New Jersey will have 365 days to establish residency within the State.
  • Applications for exemptions to this law may be made to the State of New Jersey by individuals on the basis of critical need or hardship.

Exemptions under the Act:

The law does not apply to any individual employed at NJIT on a temporary or per semester basis as a visiting or adjunct professor, teacher, lecturer, or researcher.

Current and future NJIT employees who are full or part-time members of the faculty, the research staff, or the administrative staff, will be exempt from this act if their title is included in a report that will be submitted annually by NJIT to the State of New Jersey.  Exempt positions are those requiring special expertise or extraordinary qualifications in an academic, scientific, technical, professional, or medical field or in administration that if not exempt from the residency requirement, would seriously impede NJIT’s ability to compete successfully with other peer institutions.

Application for the NJ First Act exemptions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the effective date of this law?
September 1, 2011

Does this law affect both current and future NJIT employees?
Yes.

If I am a current NJIT employee and live outside the State, do I have to move to New Jersey?
No.  Any NJIT employee living outside New Jersey on August 31, 2011 is exempt from the residency requirement as long as you remain an NJIT employee without a break in service of more than seven (7) days.  You also continue to be exempt from the residency requirements if your position classification changes or if you take a new position at NJIT.

If I live in New Jersey now, but want to move to another state, will I be subject to the provisions of this act?
Yes, unless the position is approved by the State of New Jersey as an exemption or you file an appeal based on critical need or hardship.

If I take Family Leave, is this considered a break in service with NJIT?
No, as long as you remain employed by NJIT during your paid or unpaid leave of absence.

What is the definition of residency as it relates to this act?
The law defines principal residency as:

  1. Where the individual spends the majority of his or her nonworking time;
  2. The location which is most clearly the center of his or her domestic life; and
  3. The location which is designated as his or her legal address and legal residence for voting.

Why are some employees exempt from this act?
For NJIT to have the ability to attract superior faculty, staff and administrators, the law exempts employees who are required to have a special expertise or extraordinary qualifications in an academic, scientific, technical, professional, or medical field or in administration that if not exempt from the residency requirement, would seriously impede NJIT’s ability to compete with peer institutions. NJIT is required to compile an annual report listing these positions and send to the State for approval. 

What do I do, if as a new employee (initially employed after August 31, 2011) I cannot move to New Jersey; or if I wish to be employed with NJIT and cannot move to New Jersey?
The Act allows employees the opportunity to file an exemption, based on critical need or hardship, to the State of New Jersey; the University does not have the discretion to exempt employees from the residency requirement of the Act. Exemption requests should be directed to Employee Residency Review Committee, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, PO Box 110, Trenton, NJ 08625-0110.

Who can I contact if I have any other questions regarding employment at NJIT and the NJ First Act?
Ms. Staci Mongelli, at staci.l.mongelli@njit.edu or at (973) 596-5525

 

Information for Applicants

New Users

New users to the online recruitment system will need to create an application prior to applying for any jobs. Once an initial application is created, your information will be saved for future use.

 

Returning Users

Returning applicants will be able to log into the site using the username and password previously created. This will enable a returning applicant to:

  • Edit an existing application.
  • Apply to new jobs without re-entering application information.
  • Review the status of positions that have been applied to

The application process is entirely online and the Department of Human Resources does not accept paper applications.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please visit the Department of Human Resources located in Fenster Hall, Room 500, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102 or call (973) 596-5525. If you have questions, please email Human Resources at hr@njit.edu.

 

Information job applicants should know

 

New Jersey First Act

New Jersey Institute of Technology complies with the “New Jersey First Act” which requires employees to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless exempted by the law or provided an exemption. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act

Information regarding NJIT campus security, personal safety, fire safety , crime statistics and a variety of other topics, can be found on the NJIT Department of Public Safety’s website.

If you would like to obtain a copy of NJIT’s Annual Security Report, you may contact the NJIT Department of Public Safety 154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102 or by phone at 973-596-3120.

 

E-Verify

NJIT is an E-Verify employer and uses E-Verify to confirm work authorization of each new hire. Please see the following links:

 

NJIT is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and Vietnam era and disabled veterans to apply.

Prospective Employee Resources

Newark and the New York Region

NJIT is located in one of the nation’s most exciting cultural and business regions. The Greater New York/New Jersey region offers a rich array of cultural and recreational offerings, and New York City, with its vast resources for education, cultural enrichment, and entertainment is just 20 minutes from the campus.

Situated in the heart of Newark, the university shares the city’s vibrant and multicultural University Heights district with the campuses of Rutgers University – Newark, the Rutgers Center for Law and Justice, Essex County College, and the developing University Heights Science Park. University Heights and the adjacent downtown section comprise the hub of Newark’s ongoing economic and cultural renaissance.

Newark Attractions

 

Relocation Assistance

Below is a list of links to off-campus housing in Newark, NJ. This list is provided for your convenience and is not comprehensive. It is provided for informational purposes only and is not to serve as an endorsement by the University of any views, opinions, services, products or businesses made available through or described on these websites.

Apartments for rent in Newark, NJ     

Additional apartments for rent in Newark, NJ

Homes for sale in Newark, NJ

Additional homes for sale in Newark, NJ              

 

Dual Career Resources

NJIT is a member of the  New Jersey – Eastern Pennsylvania – Delaware chapter of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources. NJIT’s HERC membership allows us to facilitate connections with other local colleges and universities that can help with dual-career issues.

HERC maintains its own list of dual-career resources and provides a dual-career search engine as well.

 

Getting to NJIT

Forty-five acres of innovation and excitement — that’s the NJIT campus. Have you seen it lately? We’ve added a new building per year, on average, for the last two decades—most recently the Central King Building (formerly Central High School). Our residence halls have allowed more students than ever before to live on campus, in a community that’s intense but friendly, passionate about learning, and proud of its geeky coolness.

Getting to NJIT is easy from just about anywhere, especially anywhere in New Jersey or New York City. Once you’re here, we encourage you to take a campus tour, soak up some sun in the rooftop gardens, check out our classrooms and research facilities, or stroll through the libraries. If you have time, you might even venture off campus to see what’s new in Newark.

We’re proud of our facilities, but the most important part of our campus is its people. Wander around for a while and you might come upon students clearing their minds in an intramural volleyball game, testing their skills at the annual video game development expo, or working out tunes on the Campus Center’s baby grand. Time your visit just right and you could catch a Highlanders home game or a performance at the Jim Wise Theatre. To find out what’s happening now, see the events calendar.

No matter what you decide to do while here, we’re glad you decided to visit!