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.
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 http://www.njepadeherc.org/site/685/about.cfm.
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: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/pennbenefits
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 https://www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/worklife. New recruits may access the EAP (which is usually only available to employees) by contacting Marilyn Kraut at email@example.com.
In addition to other kid-friendly information, Center City District, an area nonprofit, provides information on area schools. http://kidsincentercity.com/
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. http://www.movewhalens.com/upenn.htm. 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: