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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Associate Director of the Alice Paul Center for Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, University of Pennsylvania, USA


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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number02-19414
School NameSchool of Arts and Sciences
OrgProgram in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Posted to the Web02/13/2015
Posted Job/Salary Grade026
Employment TypeExempt
Position TypeFull Time
Position Schedule9-5 Mon-Fri
Position LengthOngoing
Position End Date
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.
The Alice Paul Center fosters cutting-edge research on women, gender, and sexuality across the disciplines. The Center offers graduate and faculty fellowships, hosts a number of seminar series, and sponsors three named lectureships annually which bring prominent academic, literary, and public figures to campus.
The Alice Paul Center (APC) is currently seeking an Associate Director. The Associate Director works closely with the Director and Co-Director of the program and center to develop and strengthen the GSWS faculty research side of the GSWS program. S/he works in collaboration with SAS Corporate and Foundation Relations to identify relevant grant opportunities and communicate those opportunities to GSWS faculty in the Center. S/he will research relevant topic areas in support of the goals of the center and generate written reports around those topic areas for the Director and assist with other aspects of programmatic grant writing. S/he, in collaboration with the SAS Regional Business Office, facilitates and supports all administrative aspects of grant submissions for faculty associated with the Center, assists in organizing and running programs that such grants might fund, and will help the Center serve as a clearing house through which faculty can run their own grant programs. Additionally, s/he helps to plan and implement relevant programs, events, workshops and conferences for Penn students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader community. The Associate Director may be asked to teach one course per year at the discretion of the director and thus should be qualified to teach such courses. The Associate Director of APC also serves as a liaison with the Penn Women’s Center, the LGBT Center, the Greenfield Intercultural Center, and other student and faculty organizations and centers, as well as with departments and schools across the University, in keeping with the focus ofGSWS and APC on global feminism and LGBT/sexuality studies. S/he also may be asked to supervise and update the program’s website, help design and plan event publicity, and oversee the use of new media to enhance outreach to our multiple communities. It is preferred that the successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent degree, considerable academic and/or practical experience in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, demonstrate some success with grant research and administration, and be able to work with a wide diversity of faculty and students in developing and implementing long-term plans for the Alice Paul Center.
This position requires strong academic credentials with a focus on Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies preferred but not necessary. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is strongly preferred. Prior experience working for a University-affiliated Center for the study of Gender, Sexuality, and Women preferred. Experience with grants, conference organizing, new media outreach, and event publicity is a plus. Applicants should submit a cover letter with the application and C.V. The cover letter should include a statement of qualifications and experience, including program administration and/or writing grants, and indicate one or two projects they would most want to pursue as Associate Director of the APC. Supporting documents, such as sample grant applications that have been successfully reviewed, may be submitted but are not required. Additionally three letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to: Ms. Megan Kaufman, Department of Political Science, Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th St., The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19104. Or letters may be emailed to Megan Kauffman <> . Review of applications will begin March 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. This is a staff position and does not carry tenure.
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 RequirementsBackground Check Required
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * A background check may be required for this position. Do you agree to allow a background check to be performed as a condition of employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document
  3. Writing Sample

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