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Why Work at Rutgers?

There are many reasons why Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has become an employer of choice for individuals seeking employment in higher education. Among them are:

Comprehensive Benefits

Beyond competitive salaries, Rutgers University provides generous benefits packages to its employees. Eligible employees participate in the New Jersey State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) and State-administered retirement systems. Under these State-administered benefits, eligible employees may opt in to medical, dental and prescription drug coverage for themselves and their families, as well as retirement benefits and post-retirement health care for qualifying employees.

In addition to State benefits, employees may also be eligible for certain non-State benefits as dictated by the negotiating agreements, University policies and terms and conditions that govern their employment at the university. Many of these benefits are exclusive to Rutgers employees. Such non-State benefits (subject to eligibility) may include:

  • Tuition benefits for themselves and / or their dependent children;
  • Recreation Center privileges at the university’s world-class recreation centers;
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal time;
  • Employee discounts, including access to discounts from thousands of participating local and national vendors through the Abenity program (sign-in required), and discounts to on-campus goods and services, including book store and technology purchases and discounted tickets to athletic events, concert and theater tickets, and museum and art gallery admission.
  • Library privileges at one of the best academic research library systems in the country;
  • Child Care and Development Center discounts;
  • Tax Savings and voluntary supplemental retirement savings plans.

For an in-depth overview of employee benefits, click here.

An Exciting Place to Work

There’s so much to do on-campus at Rutgers, and it’s all available to faculty and staff members, much of it at a reduced rate. Whether it’s participating in intramural sports or group-training at one of our world-class recreation centers, experiencing culture and history at our museums and art galleries, cheering on our nationally-ranked sports teams or attending the annual Rutgers Day or other special events throughout the year, there’s something for everyone at Rutgers, and you’ll find that the only limit is your social calendar!

Location, Location, Location

Living and working in New Jersey offers you and your family many opportunities. In 2008, Money Magazine named nine New Jersey municipalities as the Best Places to Live in the country, including Piscataway, home to the Busch, Livingston and RBHS-Piscataway campuses. From the sights and sounds of the Jersey Shore to the majesty of the Delaware Water Gap, come see why you and New Jersey are perfect together!

RU Pride

There are so many reasons to be proud to work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Whether it’s technological or medical innovation, athletic achievement, or excellence in academia, it’s all happening at Rutgers right now. Learn more about why you should be proud to call Rutgers home.