Reporting to the Governing Board of the Consortium through the Director at Columbia University, the Academic Director provides academic leadership to the program and its students during his or her year of service, oversees the curriculum, hires qualified tutors to support students' work in courses at the FU, provides academic advising, establishes and maintains contacts with the various academic departments at the FU, establishes and maintains contacts, where appropriate, with academic departments in other Berlin institutions, provides academic orientation to arriving students each term, and maintains liaison with the appropriate academic officers of member institutions in the United States. Additionally, the Academic Director teaches in German one elective course for Consortium students each term. The Academic Director will work closely with the Resident Administrative Director, who has responsibility for administrative matters.
Requirements of the position include:
It is expected that the Academic Director will spend roughly 11 months in Germany, arriving in late August and remaining through July of the following year. Arrangements will be made with the home department at Penn for released time and continuation of salary and benefits. In addition, the Director will receive a stipend toward housing and overseas travel.
Penn faculty who wish to be considered for the Academic Directorship should submit a formal letter of application and an up-to-date curriculum vitae to the Office of International Programs by April 26, 1996. For further information please contact Amy Grat at 898-1652 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 2, 1996
Volume 42 Number 26
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