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About Penn GSE

Penn GSE is defined by its unique culture within the University, both as a school and an employer. Our high-performing staff contribute to the School’s mission of creating an impact in education by combining top talent with innovation and drive. We pride ourselves on building a community of diversity and inclusion, where staff are given developmental opportunities to grow, explore their interests, and advance their careers. 

Visit the Penn GSE homepage to learn more about our work and vision to develop the next generation of education leaders.

Careers at Penn

Careers at Penn is the University’s employment site where you can search for a variety of faculty and staff career opportunities and information about the generous benefits Penn has to offer. 

Hiring Process at Penn GSE 

To learn more on how to hire staff, temporary extra workers, postdoctoral fellows, and student workers/work-study students, please visit The Hiring Process at Penn GSE(For internal use: PennKey required.)

To learn more about hiring independent contractors and limited engagement service providers, please visit Service Providers.  

Sample interview questions and interviewing tips can be found here

Background Checks for Individuals in Direct Contact with Minors

Effective January 1, 2020, all University faculty, staff, postdoctoral trainees, students, and volunteers having direct contact with children in connection with University activities are required to complete a three-part background check prior to employment.

Employees must complete all of the following before having contact with children:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Search (PATCH)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Criminal History Record

In previous years Pennsylvania allowed individuals to be employed on a provisional basis provided they had completed the two state-required clearances (PATCH and PA Child Abuse) and offered receipt of their FBI Criminal History Background Check. As a result of ACT 47 of 2019, this provisional period is no longer permitted

This policy update eliminates the ability for the University to hire employees on a provisional basis. This also ensures that those who have contact with children meet state and federal requirements and enhances the safety of environments where children are served.

The full policy and process is detailed in the Protecting Minors Policy.

Please be sure to contact Payroll to initiate the process if you or an employee in your department/program will be working with minors.

Contact Penn GSE Human Resources

For any questions, concerns, or additional information regarding Human Resources topics, please contact us.

Emma Grigore
Chief People Officer
3700 Walnut Street | 425
3440 Market Street | 376

Kristine Chin
Human Resources Coordinator
3440 Market Street | 371