Faculty Diversity Success and Support at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
The importance of diversity to nursing science is incalculable. In an era of increasing health disparities and lack of access to quality healthcare, it is crucial to have diverse faculty conducting research, educating future nurse leaders, and shaping practice to improve health worldwide.
Penn Nursing is one of the world’s premier research institutions in nursing,
influencing practice, policy, and education.
• Penn Nursing faculty consistently receive more research funding from the
National Institutes of Health than any other private nursing school.
• Many Master’s programs are ranked first in the country.
• The Center for Health Equity Research, directed by Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott, and the
Center for Global Women’s Health, directed by Dr. Lynn Sommers, are international leaders
in evidence-based efforts to eradicate health inequities and disparities across the lifespan.
Penn Nursing is committed to a diverse faculty and student body supported by:
• A dedicated Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs
• A long history of outreach programs and curricular initiatives on cultural competence
• Stellar faculty conducting community-based participatory research to improve the health status
of marginalized and underserved populations
• The Penn Nursing Faculty Mentorship Program which offers guidance and counsel for faculty at
all stages of their careers
• An Office of Nursing Research fully supporting faculty through every stage of the grant process.
Penn Nursing faculty are internationally renowned researchers and policy leaders who create new knowledge
that is reflected in cutting-edge teaching and refreshes evidence-based practice.
The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, males, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.