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The University of Pennsylvania and the School of Arts and Sciences

The University of Pennsylvania, founded by Benjamin Franklin, is a private, Ivy League school that traces its roots to 1740.  Today Penn is a world-class research and education institution, located on a picturesque campus amidst a dynamic city, with a tradition of innovation in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship.  The University is home to a diverse undergraduate student body of 10,000, hailing from every state and around the globe.  Admissions are among the most selective in the country and Penn consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Another 12,000 students are enrolled in Penn's 12 graduate and professional schools, which are national leaders in their fields.
 
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) is the intellectual core of the University.  Its 27 academic departments are home to leading faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  These scholars are regularly recognized with academia's highest honors, including in recent years the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize.  Research activity is also supported by 23 School-based centers and 5 inter-school institutes.  SAS is the academic home of half of Penn’s students and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn's undergraduate professional schools.  The College of Arts and Sciences enrolls 6,400 undergraduates studying for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to approximately 1,900 candidates in 33 programs.  The College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals.  Ten professional master’s programs are administered School-wide.  SAS has 492 standing faculty and 670 staff.

To see a listing of all SAS jobs please go to: SAS Jobs

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