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Careers at Penn

Notice to Applicants
As the University responds to the COVID-19 situation and we work to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and candidates; we may experience delays in the hiring process.

For the most current information on the University of Pennsylvania COVID-19, please visit Again, thank you again for your patience throughout this time and look forward to being in touch with you soon.

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A Great Place to Work

Penn's innovative schools, centers, and divisions offer a vast array of positions in a broad range of fields. Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia. Here you can find new opportunities as your career develops—from your first job out of school to your first leadership role, and all points in between. You can discover new work settings as your goals evolve, and even change professions.

We’re famous for research and education, but did you know Penn also offers positions in areas such as financial management, hospitality, transportation, real estate development, investments, public safety, fundraising, marketing, communications, and information technology (IT)?

Penn is a leading employer in key fields. We are regularly ranked as one of the best places to work in IT, and our Office of Development and Alumni Relations is one of the premier organizations in the industry.

If you have a passion for excellence in education, research, or service to the community, Penn is the right choice for any point in your professional journey.

Meet Penn's Models of Excellence

Outstanding staff members share what makes the University an engaging workplace.

Penn Career Paths

A Top Employer

  • #1

    largest private employer in Philadelphia

  • $938 million

    in research awards

  • 12

    graduate and professional schools

  • 142

    Research Centers and Institutes

Learn More: Penn's Economic Impact on Philadelphia; Penn Research; Schools at Penn; Centers & Institutes

An Award-Winning Workplace

Penn has received dozens of awards on all facets of its work environment, including:

America's Best Employers By State 2021

Forbes named Penn as one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021. Penn ranked No. 20 among the top 100 employers in the state and third among education institutions.

See the complete awards list on the Forbes website.

America’s Best Large Employers of 2021

Forbes and Statista selected the America’s Best Employers 2021 through an independent survey

2016 and 2017 WorldatWork Seal of Distinction Awards

Penn Human Resource Department

Inaugural Recipient of the Urban League of Philadelphia Vision Award

Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

One University, Many Fields

Committed to Diversity

Six Staff Members Posing on Locust Walk in Front of a Golf Cart and Ben Franklin Statue on a Summer Day

Read President Gutmann's Statement About Diversity