Job description

Duties: Reporting to the Chair of the Bioengineering (BE) Department, provide high-level administrative support to the Chair and manage all aspects of the department. Supervise BE staff, including, but not limited to: hiring, evaluating, mentoring, distributing work. Ensure appropriate levels of staff support for department faculty's projects, programs, events, and student services.

Coordinate the academic workflow of the BE department. Assist undergraduate and graduate chairs, and respective staff, in department academic programs. As needed, interface and assist with student groups and student support services, such as tutoring, career services, Penn admissions.

Oversee new faculty hiring process, including: scheduling and coordinating visits, ensuring compliance, managing online process. Handle all faculty promotion cases, including reappointment, tenure, promotion to full professor, senior lecturer, practice faculty, part-time lecturers, adjuncts, annual lecturer reappointments and secondary reappointments. Follow up on all faculty meeting agenda items.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Preferred candidates will have high level of initiative, independent judgment and organizational savvy. Ability to prioritize conflicting needs and make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must. Commitment to continuous improvement and prior experience coordinating events for diverse and distinguished guests is preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Previous experience with social media platforms, helpful.

Reference Number: 13-28724

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Bioengineering

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/5/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
Work Type: