|Call for College House Fellows
January 22, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 18
The Offices of the Provost and of College Houses and Academic Services invite applications for service as a College House Fellow. This is a residentially-based position that carries a two-year term.
Applicants from all 12 schools within the University are welcome to apply. The most important qualification is an enthusiastic interest in mentoring and engaging undergraduate students within the residential environment. Members of the University’s full-time administrative staff in academic or student affairs and post-doctoral fellows who will be in their positions for at least two years are also welcome to apply.
College House Fellows play a key role in connecting the Houses to the larger academic community at Penn. Fellows are responsible for working with the Faculty Masters to develop each College House as an educational resource that encourages intellectual inquiry, promotes academic programs in residence, fosters faculty and student interaction and builds strong, supportive House communities. Specific responsibilities will differ from House to House, but the general time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per week. Information about the Houses themselves may be found at www.collegehouses.upenn.edu
Although there are 22 Fellow positions in the College House system, the number of openings rarely exceeds five. For these highly-sought-after positions, the selection process can be quite competitive. Applicants are reviewed by the Undergraduate Deans, the Office of College Houses, and the individual House community members, including the Faculty Master, House Dean, and student residents.
For more information about the College House Fellow position, please read the position description at www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/staff/fellows_description.asp You’ll also find instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this same webpage. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Leslie Delauter, Director of Academic Programs in the College Houses, at firstname.lastname@example.org