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Opportunities for Penn Faculty

The Offices of the Provost and the College Houses & Academic Services (CHAS) invite applications for service as a College House Fellow and College House Faculty Director. These are residentially-based service opportunities that carry a two-year term for Fellow and four-year term for Faculty Director.

Faculty applicants from all 12 of Penn’s schools are welcome to apply. The most important qualification is an enthusiastic interest in mentoring and engaging undergraduate students within the residential setting. Members of the University’s faculty and full-time administrative staff in academic or student affairs who will be in their positions for at least two years are welcome to apply.

College House Faculty play a key role in connecting the houses and their residents to the larger academic community at Penn. Faculty are responsible for collaborating with House staff 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 and CHAS communities. Specific approaches will differ from house to house, but the general time commitment is approximately 10 hours per week. 

With the opening of Penn’s 13th College House in the Fall 2021, there are at least 5 openings for Fellows and 2 House Faculty Director positions (New College House West & Fisher Hassenfeld). Applicants are reviewed by the undergraduate deans, CHAS, and the individual house community members, including the House Faculty Director, House Director and student residents.

Information about each college house, the fellow positions and application process may be found here for House Fellows and here for Faculty Directors. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Lisa Lewis, faculty director of CHAS, or Dr. Beth A. Winkelstein, Deputy Provost. The application deadline is February 1, 2021.


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House Fellow Application and Process Information PDF

House Faculty Director Application and Process Information PDF