Associate Director

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.

The associate director for the Urban Teaching Residency Program (UTR) supports the Director in development and maintenance of program and Collaboratory initiatives. These include supporting matriculation of 2 cohorts each year, as well as inquiries from prospective students. Aids program development in research, writing, and grants; securing partners for funding; course curricular development; instructor and mentor support and development.

In addition, the Associate Director oversees day-to-day activities of program along with Director, GSE Center for Teacher Education (Collaboratory) participation and development; PRAXIS Tutors, TFA and other partnerships; Teacher Education Abroad; teaching, and development of strategic partnerships.

This position ends 6/30/2019.

Highly advanced professional discipline. M.D., Ph. D., Law degree or equivalent doctoral degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Terminal degree (Ed.D or Ph.D) in educational leadership, policy, Urban Education or literacy required, as well as at least five years of K-12 classroom teaching experience. In addition, the associate director should a minimum of 2 years working with adult learners, preferably through professional development, coaching/mentoring, and/or higher education. Special consideration is given to candidates with research and grant writing expertise.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.