After he completed his degree at the FIT, Einstein found work as an assistant professor and eventually as a full professor of theoretical physics. He preferred researching to teaching, and in 1914 he accepted a paid research position in Berlin, Germany, which was considered the "capital city" of physics at that point in time. In 1933 the rise of Nazi power in Germany prompted Einstein to resign from his position in Berlin and flee to the United States, where he took up residence at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey and assumed a position on the faculty of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study.
Oswald Veblen, the first professor in the Institute for Advanced Study, helped select and relocate Einstein and other foreign mathematicians after Hitler's rise to power in Europe. Veblen was a leading geometer and served a term as president of the American Mathematical Society and of the International Congress of Mathematicians, held at Harvard. Though highly respected as a scholar, Veblen valued his relationships with his students and helped design common spaces in Princeton buildings in order to help encourage the formation of student-faculty relationships.
Letter from Dr. McClenahan to Prof. O. Veblen inviting him to medal day, requesting information about Einstein, and requesting he personally ensure Einstein's attendence, 4/10/1935 (3.3M)
Letter from Prof. O. Veblen to Dr. McClenahan, 4/13/1935 (2.0M)
Partial list of degrees and honors of Dr. Einstein from O. Veblen with letter of 4/13/1935 (1.8M)