Security Clearances

Policy

For Faculty
Full Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Lecturers and Instructors

Please contact the Office of the Dean of the Faculty for specific policies relating to security clearances for faculty.

For Academic Professionals
Professional Researchers (including visitors and PostDocs), Professional Specialists and Librarians

Security Clearances for Academic Professionals

Professional researchers and professional specialists whose employment will require access to government classified security information shall be informed at the time employment is discussed that any appointment will be conditional upon receipt by the University of an appropriate notice of individual clearance from the cognizant government agency and upon execution by the individual of a Princeton University Security Agreement. The Committee on Appointments and Advancements for the Professional Researchers and Professional Specialists will recommend to the dean of the faculty whether employment should be terminated or extended for any such individual whose clearance has not been received within six months from the date of employment, or whose clearance has been denied or revoked.