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Reference Number 86-31033 Posted Job Title HOUSE DEAN, HARNWELL COLLEGE HOUSE School Name College Houses and Academic Services Org CHAS House Deans Posted to the Web 02/13/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 027 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule 9-5 with evening and weekend hours as required Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

College Houses brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students to form vibrant residential communities within the larger context of our renowned urban campus. Our mission is to bring the academic life of the classroom into our living spaces. We have roughly 5,600 residents in total, and twelve houses. The architectural styles vary from 24-story modern high-rises with over 800 residents to smaller, 4-story brick Houses with 170 residents. Each House offers countless cultural, academic and recreational events, personal services, and leadership opportunities. Every House is different in its focus and traditions, but all offer the same great amenities and avenues for self-discovery and enrichment.


A member of the College Houses & Academic Services (CHAS) staff the House Dean is the senior full-time administrative position within a College House and is responsible for the daily programmatic operations of a House. The House Dean, along with the resident House Faculty Director & House Fellows form the senior leadership of each House. The House Dean selects, trains, evaluates and supervises a full-time administrative assistant, the paraprofessional student staff and paid student staff. The House Dean is responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of a diverse and cohesive array of programs designed to create community within the house, to provide academic support and enrichment opportunities and to meet the developmental needs of the residents. The House Dean collaborates with and provides support to the resident House Faculty Director and House Fellows to provide academic, intellectual, social, and community engagement opportunities for all residents within the house. The House Dean serves as a pre-major advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences to students assigned by that office; collaborates with each of the 4 undergraduate schools in support of their educational objectives and priorities; provides academic support and personal counseling to College House residents. The House Dean coordinates communications and events for the House; manages House finances; and implements numerous procedures and policies from across the university. The House Dean role varies slightly across the 12 houses due to building type and population; however, the Dean is expected to support all CHAS goals for building and maintaining living environments that are supportive, engaging and assist student success. This is a live-in position. A two bedroom apartment is provided.


A Master’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of professional full-time work experience required. The required experience should include work with undergraduates and faculty in a residential setting, financial management, teaching or advising, supervision and community building. Experience working with residential academic programs or living learning communities and experience with learning outcome development, implementation and assessment is preferred. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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    Posted: 2/14/2019
    Application Due: 4/15/2019
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