Nominating a Director of Penn Abroad in Seville

The University of Pennsylvania will nominate a faculty member to serve as the Resident Director of the Penn Abroad undergraduate program in Seville for the 1999-2000 academic year. This is a joint study abroad program with the University of Michigan and Cornell University.

The Resident Director acts as the representative of the three-university consortium vis-à-vis the University of Seville and is in charge of all academic and administrative matters in Seville concerning students in the program. In addition, the Resident Director sets the direction and the tone of the program by supervising the courses at the program center, assisting students in selecting courses at the University of Seville, and participating in sponsored trips and excursions. The Resident Director, who may be from any academic discipline, also teaches one course per semester. On-site administrative support is provided by the Assistant Director and an Office Assistant.

Requirements of the position include:

  1. Tenured rank (This requirement may be waived)
  2. Fluency in Spanish
  3. Administrative and undergraduate advising skills

It is expected that the Resident Director will spend roughly ten or eleven months in Spain, arriving in late August and remaining through July 15th of the following year. In addition to his or her normal salary and benefits, the Director will receive housing and supplementary medical insurance. The program will also pay for travel for a spring orientation trip (for the Resident Director) and for the academic year (for the Resident Director and his or her spouse) and provide a limited allowance for excess baggage.

Faculty who wish to be considered for the directorship should submit a letter of application and an up-to-date curriculum vitae to the Office of International Programs by November 1, 1998.

For more information contact Janette Funaro at 898-1652 or by e-mail at

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 3, September 15, 1998