Penn faculty and staff are members of a diverse community united by a commitment to serving the greater good. Our 189 centers and institutes generate cutting-edge knowledge in nearly every field, and their work has a powerful impact in all corners of the world.
Being a part of the Penn community also means working with talented professionals from around the globe—and from every neighborhood in Philadelphia. We spark creativity and new solutions by sharing ideas, valuing differences, and respecting other points of view. The Penn Compact ensures we focus our energy on how the University makes change locally as well as globally.
Penn faculty and staff enjoy opportunities to participate in campus life, pursuing lifelong learning through on-the-job development, free on-campus lectures, and events like the Science Café.
Penn’s scenic green campus is situated in a vibrant urban setting. Our employees enjoy all of the amenities of city life, both on and off campus, such as great dining, museums, performing arts, libraries, shops, and transportation.
Penn employs people from every neighborhood in the City of Philadelphia.
Penn received $939 million in research funding in 2015 from federal and private grants.
Penn is directly or indirectly responsible for 1 or out every 9 jobs in the Philadelphia economy.