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Duties: The Assistant Director of Education and Diversity is responsible for managing all aspects of the education programs of the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) at Penn Engineering. Working with the faculty directors and the managing director, the incumbent plans, develops, implements, and evaluates an integrated and strategic program to recruit graduate students, undergraduate students, and high school students to undertake research activities in faculty laboratories. Develop and manage professional growth programs for each of these groups of students and specifically build a graduate student community that is actively involved in service to the center's programs. Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate summer undergraduate and high school intern programs. All logistical aspects of programs are under AD management to ensure efficient scheduling and resource use.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, mechanical engineering or closely related discipline and 3 years to 5 years related research experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Masters or Ph.D. in one of the related disciplines and research experience strongly preferred. Previous experience working with diversity recruitment, orientation and/or mentoring. Experience developing and running workshops, seminars, or other training sessions. Classroom and teaching experience preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population at all levels.

Travel required to partner institutions, recruitment events, and conferences.

Reference Number: 13-30854

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Materials Science and Engineering

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


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(215) 898-7372
3451 Walnut Street

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