Emerson Fellow of the Netter Center

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Description Summary

The Emerson Fellow of the Netter Center offers one graduating Penn senior-- who has worked with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses, and/or university-assisted community schools (UACS) programs as an undergraduate-- an opportunity to engage meaningfully in practice, research and policy and to disseminate their work to a national audience through a one-year appointment.

Job Description

Based at the Netter Center as a full-time employee, the Emerson Fellow will work on two main areas:

First, the Fellow will work to advance university-assisted community schools locally in West Philadelphia. The Fellow will be tasked to increase the amount of resources from Penn, the community, and governmental agencies to support university-assisted community schools, as well as the integration of these resources. The Fellow will work closely with Netter Center Associate Director as well as the Center's Director of University-Assisted Community Schools and its Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) Coordinator on strategies to identify and integrate such resources at the school sites. The Fellow will also write reports and assist in evaluation of the effort to engage and coordinate additional Penn, governmental and community resources.

Second, the Fellow will work to advance the Netter Center's national and international activities. The Fellow will work with the Netter Center's Associate Director for National/International programs, to help advance the Netter Center's national and international work. The Netter Center expects to provide unique opportunities to engage with policy and practice, meet leaders of major national organizations, as well as become involved with influential national organizations such as the Coalition for Community Schools and the Anchor Institutions Task Force. The Emerson Fellow will support the development of a university-assisted community school network of over 100 national leaders that the Netter Center has developed in collaboration with the Coalition for Community Schools. The Netter Center expects that Emerson Fellows will, as young scholars, begin to contribute to the field through research, publications, and presentations at national conferences. While most of this work will be done from the Netter Center's offices, there may be occasional travel, mostly to NYC and D.C.

This position is a one year term appointment.


Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The Emerson Fellow must be a Class of May 2020, December 2020 or May 2021 Penn graduate who has outstanding academic credentials and has shown leadership in and commitment to the university-assisted community schools program.

The Netter Center will select one Fellow from the pool of graduating seniors who have outstanding academic credentials and have shown leadership in and commitment to the university-assisted community schools program. Indicators of such involvement would include: number and types of academically based community service courses taken and performance in these courses, leadership roles in student programs that support the Netter Center's university-assisted community schools (e.g., Community School Student Partnerships), and participation in an academic year and/or summer internship.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement

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.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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