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Drexel University

Drexel University

About Drexel

Drexel is defining what it means to be the modern, urban university of the future. A world-class comprehensive research institution committed to experiential learning, civic engagement and research with real-world applications, Drexel serves more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from every state and 130-plus nations, on campus and online. Drexel has been ranked among the top 100 universities since 2009 and the Best National Universities since 2004 by U.S.News & World Report.

Founded in Philadelphia in 1891, Drexel has grown in the 21st century to encompass 15 colleges and schools including medical, nursing and public health schools and the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, as well as the Academy of Natural Sciences — the oldest natural history museum in the world and a leading institution for discovery in the natural and environmental sciences.

Drexel is one of Greater Philadelphia’s top 10 private employers, with approximately 9,800 employees. The University brings together a vibrant community of students, faculty and professional staff, and encourages the richness diversity brings to the workplace. Like its students, Drexel's employees are known for being passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative.

 

Working at Drexel

Drexel offers employees a career-focused and highly professional environment where they can learn, grow and be challenged from their first day with the University.

Drexel employees are eligible for attractive benefits including:

  • Choice of subsidized health plans offering comprehensive coverage. Attractive 403(b) retirement plan with matching contributions. Generous vacation leave and 100 percent paid tuition for full-time employees after a year at Drexel. Diverse supplemental benefit choices and various fringe benefits. Collegial work environment. Multiple locations, all accessible by convenient mass transportation.

For more detailed benefits information, visit www.drexel.edu/hr/benefits.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

For a list of career opportunities and application instructions, visit www.drexeljobs.com or www.drexelmedjobs.com for the College of Medicine.

 
 

Diversity Profile: Drexel University

Drexel is committed to an environment of equal opportunity in education and employment, and to taking action to create such an environment.

Drexel is committed to an environment of equal opportunity in education and employment, and to taking action to create such an environment. In the administration of our admissions policies, educational policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs and all other programs and activities, the University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity and expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Moreover, Drexel does not tolerate unlawful harassment of any kind.

Drexel’s strategic plan, “Transforming the Modern Urban University,” defined diversity as a shared value of our community and committed to “create and support a diverse university in all of its manifestations both because diversity has instrumental value — it makes Drexel’s students, faculty, and University community more competitive globally — and because diversity has inherent value — it fosters understanding, respect, and opportunity — thereby forging a better university for all.”

In keeping with our goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, in 2012 President John Fry commissioned the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee. Four subcommittees focus on diversity efforts for specific constituent groups: students, faculty, professional staff and community.

The mission of the Intercultural Engagement & Diversity Collaborative is to integrate diversity into the fabric of the university — its curricular and co-curricular offerings, policies, programs and practices — and to foster a community grounded in respect for differences that engages with openness and humility.

The I-Forum provides a venue for Drexel stakeholders to receive updates on the Intercultural Engagement & Diversity Collaborative, engage in structured conversations related to the University’s vision of diversity, exchange ideas and practices based on individual and institution-level efforts to put our intercultural and diversity priorities into practice, cultivate a sense of collective accountability to more effectively reach those priorities and celebrate intercultural and diversity efforts.

The President’s Award for Intercultural Engagement & Diversity is presented annually in recognition of significant contributions that promote awareness of and respect for diversity, create opportunities for intercultural engagement and build upon Drexel’s founding principle of inclusion.

Civic engagement not only unites neighborhoods — it also educates students in problem solving, understanding diversity, good citizenship and leadership. These attributes are part of Drexel’s mission. Drexel is committed to solving real problems and making a difference in the lives of our students and our neighbors.

Drexel supports three types of civic engagement: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students and faculty and business practices that support local economic development.

Drexel is proud to be an anchor institution in West Philadelphia and University City, focusing on the success of the neighborhoods around our campus through economic inclusion, enhanced educational opportunities, supporting healthy families and partnering in the community. Engagement is long-term and multi-generational, and it is fundamental to Drexel's mission, heritage and future.

 

AAUP Compensation Survey Data
Drexel University

FULL PROFESSORS
$158,200
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
$115,400
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
$97,500
INSTRUCTORS
$74,900

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