Frequently Asked Questions 
Employment at PCOM

How do I apply for a job at PCOM, PCOM Georgia or PCOM South Georgia?

Please visit our employment opportunities page to view open positions at our Philadelphia and Georgia locations. Please review each job listing carefully for details regarding which documents are required. All inquiries must include salary requirements.

Can I apply for positions in-person?

The preferred method is to apply online. Visit our employment opportunities page to view current openings.

I am a current employee of PCOM. How do I apply for positions? Is there a waiting period?

An employee is eligible for transfer six months after the date of hire. A current resume/CV must be submitted online via the "Current Opportunities" page.

How do I know if a position is still available?

To view current job openings, visit our employment opportunities page.

Will I be contacted letting me know my resume/CV has been received?

If you apply online, you should have received an automatic email notification letting you know your resume has been received and is being reviewed. If you have applied through one of the external job boards, you will usually receive an automatic message from that job board.

What are the next steps after my resume/CV has been received?

Once the department has reviewed all of the qualified applications/resumes, only those qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. You will be contacted using the phone number(s) or email address listed on your application materials.

How long is the hiring process?

The hiring process varies for each department and is dependent on the need to fill the position. Once your application is successfully submitted, the resume review process begins. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Our search process may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

I had an interview, but never heard anything. What should I do?

Please feel free to contact the appropriate Human Resources campus office for an update.

When will a background check be conducted and my professional references contacted?

Candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be notified prior to the commencement of background and reference checks. In some cases, background checks may include credit history, motor vehicle record and fingerprinting.

I would like to volunteer in the labs. Is the hiring process the same?

No, the process to become a volunteer in the research labs for both campuses is different than applying for regular employment with PCOM. Please contact your local Human Resources campus office for more information.

I recently accepted a faculty position with PCOM. Why did I receive an offer letter and a faculty contract letter?

Offer letters are drafted by the Human Resources department and will detail information such as start date, job title and benefits information. Faculty contracts are drafted by the provost and senior vice president’s office and will detail information such as faculty appointment titles, administrative stipends (if applicable) and the dates of the contract.

What benefits are offered?

PCOM offers a comprehensive package for eligible staff and faculty. Visit our benefits overview page for details.

When am I eligible to sign up for benefits?

The first of the month following the date of hire for full-time employees. Contact Human Resources for additional information.

I am a qualified individual with a disability. How do I access disability accommodations for the hiring process?

If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the online application and/or the hiring process due to your diagnosed disability, please email the PCOM Equity and Title IX Coordinator at or call 215-871-6528. Reasonable accommodation requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.