Faculty
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All faculty are eligible to have a PennCard.

There is no charge for your initial PennCard for new standing faculty.

Please select one of the categories in the drop-down menu to view information on how you can obtain a PennCard.



Standing Faculty

Standing faculty who are currently being paid through the University of Pennsylvania payroll system are eligible to have a PennCard. Please use the following procedure to obtain your faculty PennCard:

  • Make sure your Hiring Officer or Payroll Administrator has entered your complete payroll record into the Payroll/Personnel System (Personal Data, Job Data, and Payroll Distribution Information) at least one University business day prior to coming to the PennCard Center.
  • Bring a valid, US government issued photo I.D. or Passport to the PennCard Center.

 

Standing Faculty-Clinician-Educators

Clinician-Educators at the University of Pennsylvania are eligible to have a faculty PennCard. Please use the following procedure to obtain your Faculty PennCard:

  • Make sure your Hiring Officer or Payroll Administrator has entered your complete payroll record into the Payroll/Personnel System (Personal Data, Job Data, and Payroll Distribution Information) at least one University business day prior to coming to the PennCard Center.
  • Bring a valid, US government issued photo I.D. or Passport to the PennCard Center.

 

Non-Standing Faculty Paid through the University Payroll System

Non-standing faculty who are currently being paid through the University of Pennsylvania payroll system are eligible to have a PennCard. Please use the following procedure to obtain your Faculty PennCard:

  • Bring a valid, US government issued photo I.D. or Passport to the PennCard Center.
  • You will be issued a PennCard for the length of your appointment - not to exceed two years.

 

Non-Standing Faculty Not Paid through the University Payroll System

Non-standing faculty who are not being paid through the University of Pennsylvania payroll system are eligible to have a PennCard. Please use the following procedure to obtain your Faculty PennCard:

  • Bring a completed PennCard request form and a valid, US government issued photo I.D. or Passport to the PennCard Center.
  • You will then be issued a PennCard for the length of your appointment (not to exceed 1 year).
  • There is a $30 fee for the card and this charge may be paid by the cardholder by cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard. Or the PennCard Center will bill the cardholder's department as long as the proper 26-digit budget code is entered on the PennCard Request Form.

 

Post Doctoral Fellows/Researchers

Post Doctoral Fellows/Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are considered Academic Support staff and as such are eligible to have a Faculty PennCard with the designation of Post Doc Fellow/Researcher. Please use the following procedure to obtain your Faculty Post Doc PennCard:

  • Bring a valid, US government issued photo I.D. or Passport to the PennCard Center.
  • Make sure your Hiring Officer or Payroll Administrator has entered your complete payroll record into the Payroll/Personnel System (Personal Data, Job Data, and Payroll Distribution Information) at least one University business day prior to coming to the PennCard Center.
  • You will then be issued a PennCard for one year.
  • There is no charge for your initial PennCard.

 

Faculty on Long-Term Disability

Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania who are on long-term disability are eligible to have a PennCard. Please use the following procedure to obtain your Faculty on LTD PennCard:

  • Wait one University business day after your department has made the appropriate changes to your payroll record.
  • Bring your current Faculty PennCard—or if your last card has already expired bring a valid, government issued photo I.D.—to the PennCard Center.
  • You will then be issued a PennCard good for 5 years.
  • There is no charge for the new PennCard providing you turn in your unexpired Faculty PennCard.

 

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania are eligible to have a PennCard. Please use the following procedure to obtain your Emeritus Faculty PennCard:

  • Go the University's Division of Human Resources office and they will give you a form confirming your status as Emeritus Faculty.
  • Bring this form along with your current Faculty PennCard—or if your last card has already expired bring a valid, government issued photo I.D.—to the PennCard Center.
  • You will then be issued an Emeritus Faculty PennCard good for 5 years.

 

Other Faculty Designations (such as Adjunct, Courtesy, Visiting, Wistar)

Complete the PennCard Request Form and visit the PennCard Office. Bring a valid, US government issued photo I.D. or Passport.