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Frequently Asked Questions 
Employment at PCOM

Please visit our employment opportunities 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

PCOM offers professional development opportunities for faculty and staff at all three campus locations:

  • Aspiring Leadership Training
    PCOM's Aspiring Leadership Training program teaches management techniques to employees wanting to promote to supervisor positions.
  • Leadership Training
    The College provides leadership training for supervisors seeking continued growth and development opportunities.
  • PCOM 1:1
    Open to all faculty and staff, PCOM 1:1 is an eight month mentoring program.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Certificate
    Employees attend workshops and speaker sessions to learn how to advance DEI efforts at our College locations and in local communities.
  • LGBTQIA Safe Space Training
    PCOM's Safe Space training allows participants to gain understanding into the diversity of gender identity and sexual orientation as well as learn how to become an ally to the LGBTQIA community.

If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the online application and/or the hiring process due to your ADA qualifying 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.