Here at Penn, we never stop striving to reach what at first seems unattainable. We strive to achieve what at first seems impossible; we strive to solve what at first seems unresolvable.
The challenges facing the world today are complicated. As we prepare Penn students with the knowledge necessary to face these problems head on, we ready them with a diverse faculty and staff whose experience and expertise is not only unparalleled, but serves as a springboard of inspiration for the leaders of tomorrow.
Faculty Support Opportunities
Endowed Professorships and Positions: Crucial for recruitment and retention of the highest-caliber scholars, teachers, and professionals, endowed professorships and positions enable Penn to build a foundation of faculty and leaders who encourage creative thinking and inspire the best in tomorrow's leaders.
Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) University Professorships: Based on Dr. Gutmann’s Penn Integrates Knowledge initiative, these scholars hold endowed professorships and joint appointments between Penn’s schools, emphasizing the importance of the integration of knowledge across disciplines to rise to meet the world’s complex challenges.
Presidential Professorships: Awarded to exceptional scholars of any rank who contribute to faculty eminence and diversity across all disciplines of the University, Presidential Term Professors enrich the academic community and bring new perspectives to our students and faculty.