Program Details

University of Pennsylvania

Updated: October 09, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

40

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

6

[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

15%

Total number of graduate students

103

Number of women graduate students

26

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

25%

Total number of post doctoral associates

59

Number of women post doctoral associates

10

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

17%

Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

FAMILY LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
https://provost.upenn.edu/policies/pennbook/2013/02/13/family-friendly-policies-for-phd-students
A student in the Ph.D. program at Penn may take an unpaid Family Leave of Absence for the birth or adoption of a child, child care, or care of an immediate family member (spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent) with a serious health condition.
1. Students may take a Family Leave of Absence for one or two semesters.
The student is expected to notify the graduate group chair and adviser in writing of his/her plans to take a Family Leave at an early date, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to cover any teaching/research responsibilities.
2. Family Leave

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

Only the graduate student is covered.
Family health coverage is available, see: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/psipinsurance.php

Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

http://pennwip.weebly.com/

Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

Information Unavailable

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

Diversity and Inclusion in Physics at Penn (DIP) https://sites.google.com/view/dip-penn/Graduate

Professional Student Association (GAPSA) (http://www.gapsa.upenn.edu)

School of Arts and Sciences Government (SASGov) (http://www.sasgov.sas.upenn.edu)

Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?

Information Unavailable

Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?

Information Unavailable

Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

Female students have the opportunity to join a highly ranked graduate program including a diverse student body and close to 30% female students in our incoming classes. In addition to a rigorous physics curriculum and world class research opportunities across campus, we offer a friendly work atmosphere and many social events throughout the calendar year.

Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.

Millicent Minnick, Graduate Coordinator
mminnick@physics.upenn.edu

Josh Klein, Graduate Chair
jrk@hep.upenn.edu

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