Resources for Prospective Faculty

Penn and Philadelphia offer a wide range of opportunities for work and leisure, with New York and Boston to the north to Baltimore and Washington DC to the south.

Dual Career Couples

The recruitment of dual career couples and families to Penn is a University-wide priority.  The University and schools offers a number of resources to offer the transition to life in the Philadelphia area. 

Finding Jobs for Two Partners

In certain cases, the Office of the Provost can provide funding for dual career couples hired across schools. 

Penn positions- both faculty and staff- can be viewed at  (Note that positions in the Perelman School of Medicine are located at  For Wharton School faculty positions, please check the websites of individual Wharton departments. 

In addition, Penn is a member of the New Jersey/ Eastern Pennsylvania/ Delaware Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which lists area academic positions on a convenient website.  Visit the HERC at

Information on University Benefits

Penn provides generous benefits for new hires and their families.  Information on these benefits and contacts within the Division of Human Resources can be found here:

Resources for Children

A list of area child care center for young children and faculty policies addressing work and family can be found at

A variety of work-life programs are available through the Division of Human Resources, including the Employee Assistance Program, which can research options for child care.  See   New recruits may access the EAP (which is usually only available to employees) by contacting Marilyn Kraut at

In addition to other kid-friendly information, Center City District, an area nonprofit, provides information on area schools.

Learning About the Philadelphia Region and Neighborhoods

The University has a relationship with Whalen’s Moving and Storage, which can provide relocation tours and information on Philadelphia neighborhoods.  Services can be accessed through the local Human Resources representative for the school or unit.

A number of excellent publicly available sites can help to acclimate one to the Philadelphia region:

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Philadelphia Magazine

Center City District

Philadelphia Visitors Guide

Philly Fun Guide

**Questions or comments can be directed to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty,