Careers at Clarkson

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. Through rigorous programs in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, our learning-living community fosters discovery, innovation and enterprise.

Located in Potsdam, NY, Clarkson is one of northern New York's largest employers. Our culture is shaped in part by a richly varied landscape that includes quintessential college towns, farmland, resorts from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to Lake Placid and Adirondack wilderness. Clarkson is also near the U.S.-Canada border, allowing for day trips to the national capital of Ottawa and the cultural center of Montreal.

Clarkson spans these disparate regions to work closely with residents and businesses to provide safe and clean surroundings where we live, work, and learn.

To view open positions, visit our Career Opportunities page.

Resources & Information

If you and your partner or spouse are planning to join the University community or are making a decision about doing so, you may have questions about the Potsdam area. Quality of life is about far more than jobs or careers.

Therefore, we encourage you to learn about Potsdam housing, schools, and much more by viewing the information in that section. If you are coming to the University community from outside the United States, our resources for international families provide additional details as you consider the Potsdam area.

Dual Career Resources

We provide resources designed to assist the partners of Clarkson faculty or staff members with a variety of job search resources.  As one of the largest employers in the Potsdam area, Clarkson has many employment and career resources The region also has many other employers in a variety of fields.


Immigration Services

The Human Resources (HR) Department coordinates the petitioning for non-immigrant visas needed by international faculty, scholars and professionals for employment at Clarkson University.

The HR department also coordinates with the International Center on policy and regulatory interpretations for student immigration matters.

This information does not constitute legal advice.

Relocation Information

Human Resources has assembled a new hire relocation guide to assist you as you relocate to the Potsdam area. The guide contains information on Clarkson's relocation policy as well as contact information for various services on and off campus. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 315-268-6497 in order to obtain a copy.

Download the Relocation Guide

Benefit Information

Clarkson University is proud to be a top-employer in St. Lawrence County. Clarkson offers eligible faculty and staff a wide-range of comprehensive benefits that support the needs of employees and their families. 

The majority of benefits start on an employee’s date of hire. Benefit eligibility is determined by job category and hours worked per week. 

In addition to your compensation, you are eligible to participate in the standard fringe benefits available to employees in your classification. These are described in the Clarkson University Operations Manual. You can view the fringe benefits section of this document online. 

Eligible employees may be provided with the following benefit options.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision/Hearing
  • Flexible Spending Accounts


  • Short Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability Buy Up
  • Long Term Disability

Pension and Retirement

  • Mandatory 403(b) Retirement
  • Supplemental Retirement
  • ROTH Contribution

Life Insurance

  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Time Away from Work

  • Holiday
  • Vacation
  • Sick
  • Personal Days

Extended Leaves

  • Paid and Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Family Medical and Military Leave Act
  • Caregiver Leave
  • New York State Paid Family Leave


    Wellness & Other Benefits

    • Travel Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Health Advocate
    • Tuition Assistance
    • University Bookstore Discount
    • Clarkson University Fitness Facilities
    • Lechler Fund