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Updated: October 09, 2018
Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Total number of graduate students
Number of women graduate students
[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students
Total number of post doctoral associates
Number of women post doctoral associates
[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
FAMILY LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY
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.
Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
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?
Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
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
Josh Klein, Graduate Chair