Prospective Employee

Come & Work at Penn State

It's no secret that the opportunities at Penn State truly are limitless. With 19 different job families, and over 175 different job profiles, we are sure to have an opportunity that fits your skills, experience, and career goals.

Our diverse, talented, and dedicated workforce is second-to-none. Be part of a culture where you are recognized, appreciated, and rewarded for your hard work. Be a part of Penn State.

Penn State by the Numbers

It takes many dedicated and talented individuals to make Penn State a premier institution. By far, the largest employer in Centre County, and one of the largest in the state, we employ more than 17,000 full-time faculty & staff.

Geographically dispersed, our campuses cover a combined total of more than 22,000 acres. That's slightly larger than the city of Manhattan. Each campus, unique in its beauty, offers a world-class education to many of Penn State's 160 different majors.

As part of our mission, we are dedicated to conducting ground-breaking research in many fields including: initiatives for the Department of Defense, Agricultural sciences, medical innovations, engineering technologies, and more.

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State College and the Centre Region

Living in central Pennsylvania is an experience like no other. Residents of Centre County enjoy the charm of a small town with the opportunities typically only experienced in a larger city.

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Benefits of Working at Penn State

Health Insurance

Our comprehensive medical plan is designed to provide quality, affordable, and accessible health care coverage for University employees and their family members. Employees have access to the Aetna Network, one the nation's largest health care networks.

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Professional Development

Through Workplace Learning & Performance, our employees have access to professional development courses, learning events and other resources. You can utilize many learning opportunities that are both interesting in their own right and helpful for successful job performance and growth.

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We offer two premier retirement options to all full-time employees, TIAA and the State Employees' Retirement System. In addition, we offer variety of different supplemental retirement plans including, 403(b) and 457(b), provided through TIAA.

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Total Compensation

The University's insurance contributions, coupled with a generous paid time off policy, provide you with more than just a salary.