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The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, join LinkedIn groups, and browse additional job board postings. Remember to also search LinkedIn and MyPenn to connect with Penn alumni in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more!
We also suggest using the Career Exploration section of our website for more information or researching by major.
No matter which stage you are in as a doctoral student or postdoc, Career Services can help you strategize as you prepare to apply for a range of faculty roles, including tenure-track, visiting, and postdoc positions. Be sure to check out our Guide to Faculty Job Applications and make an appointment with a Career Advisor on Handshake to get feedback on your CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement.
Jobs/internships in K-12
Handshake can be a helpful resource as you look for K-12 jobs and internships. Opportunities in public and private education are posted regularly, so make sure to indicate your industry interest in K-12 education when you fill out your profile. Explore other resources available for Penn students who are interested in teaching at independent schools, including the National Association of Independent Schools and Carney Sandoe.
Admin roles in higher ed
For a career in higher education administration, there are an abundance of roles to consider in areas such as student affairs, alumni relations, development, admissions, business services, marketing & communications, and academic affairs. You can find job listings on Handshake and other resources such as HigherEdJobs, Inside Higher Ed, and Chronicle of Higher Education, and network with staff on Penn’s campus in these roles.