Working at CITP


Can I choose my own office?
Fellows, postdocs and visiting professors cannot choose their own offices. Please note the CITP has limited space, so many visitors/postdocs/students are in group offices.

Can I receive my netID early?
The Office of Information Technology assigns Dean of the Faculty hires’ netID up to 90 in advance of the appointment start date. Human Resource hires do not get their netID until approximately six days in advance of the start date. CITP has no control over when the netID is assigned.

When can I move into my office and how long I can stay after my appointment?
We try to be as flexible as possible, but what this means is that we’re being flexible to outgoing fellows as well as the next group coming in. For this reason, the date when you can move in or out is treated on a case-by-case basis. It’s best to check with Laura if you plan to arrive earlier than September 1 or you’d like to stay in Princeton past your end date.

How long will I be able to access my Princeton email when my appointment ends?
Generally, Dean of the Faculty visiting researchers’ (fellows/postdocs, etc.) emails are shut down 28 days after the appointment end date. Forwarding is available for up to one year. More information can be found here.

Where can I change my personal information, find a copy of my pay stub(s), W-2, benefit information, etc.?
Go to the HR Self Service page and a log-in. Click on the down arrow at the top in the box that may say “CS Admin” and change it to HR Self Service.

Can I mail packages in advance of my coming to Princeton?
Yes. Please use the following address: Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University, 305 Sherrerd Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544. If you have any questions regarding your package, please contact Jean.

If I was given a research account, can I hire and pay a undergraduate/graduate student during my time at Princeton. If so, how?
Yes, you can hire a student to be a research assistant. If you would like to do this, please contact Laura, and she will help you place an ad, determine the pay rate, and determine if a certain student is qualified to work at the University.

Can I bring my pet to the office?
Since some staff, faculty and new yearly visitors have allergies, we ask that members of the CITP community not bring their pets to their offices regularly. Please see the Pet Guidelines for more information.

Do I have to pay for parking?
Visit the Transportation and Parking department for updated information. The university assigns one parking space per person. Typically, the assigned lot is the North Garage or Lot 21.

What are the university standard working hours?
Normal working hours during the academic year are 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. The summer work schedule is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and begins the Monday after commencement and ends the last week in August before Labor Day. The yearly holiday schedule can be found here. Please note Sherrerd Hall building doors are locked on holidays, and you will need your I.D. card to access the building. 

Can I apply for grants through Princeton?
Yes, but it needs to be done through the proper channels and all grant applications must be processed and approved by the Office of the Dean of Research. Generally postdocs cannot be PIs, so a CITP faculty or appropriate staff member will need to serve in this capacity. Only the Dean of Research can accept awards. Please discuss all grant requests/applications with Laura before applications are submitted and leave time for the approval process to be completed.

How long will my email be active after my appointment end date?
The amount of time your email will remain active depends on your appointment status. Please see this link for more information while you are currently employed, as you have to log-in. Please make sure you set up email forwarding before leaving Princeton.