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Anthony L. Davis Director of The Lauder Institute

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Anthony L. Davis Director of The Lauder Institute


The Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies provides a fully integrated business education for a new generation of global leaders. In this joint-degree program, students earn Wharton MBA or Penn Law JD and School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) MA degrees in two years. The Director reports directly to the Provost, works with the Wharton School on all budgetary issues, and has ultimate responsibility for both the educational and operational sides of the Institute.

The Director is responsible for defining and executing the educational mission for the Institute. In addition, the director is responsible for budget management and oversight of all operations including admissions, academic programs, careers, marketing and external communications, alumni relations, lifelong learning initiatives, and fundraising. The director leads and motivates a staff of about 25 and is responsible for a budget of approximately $8 million.

Under the guidance of the Provost and in concert with the Deans of the Wharton School and the SAS, the Director works closely with a varied group of stakeholders that includes: the Penn Graduate Group in International Studies, foreign language instructors, Penn Law, the Lauder Institute Board of Governors, the Lauder Advisory Council, and the Student Advisory Board. The Director also seeks the advice of the Faculty Co-Director, who assists with academic matters related to SAS.

The ideal candidate should have the ability to think strategically, to motivate, recruit and retain staff and experts, to align the perspectives of the Institute’s various stakeholders, and to secure the necessary resources for existing and new activities through fundraising, in close collaboration with Wharton External Affairs. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. A strong background as a scholar of international and/or intercultural topics, and familiarity with a variety of cultures around the world are required skills for the position. Living and working experience, including the private sector, outside the United States are highly desirable. Experience in designing and delivering academic programs on and off campus, a deep understanding of leading MBA programs such as Wharton, and familiarity with the social sciences and the humanities are also essential. Teaching in the core Lauder program is highly desirable.

Learn more at: https://lauder.wharton.upenn.edu/.

Candidates must be appointed or appointable as members of the tenured faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in the Wharton School or the School of Arts and Sciences.

Expressions of interest or nominations should be sent to Provost Wendell E. Pritchett, University of Pennsylvania, 1 College Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, or by email at [email protected] as soon as possible, preferably before April 15, 2019. The search will continue until a new director of the Lauder Institute is appointed. The preferred start date for the new Director is July 1, 2019.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and does not discriminate 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 status in its employment practices.




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Posted: 3/13/2019
Application Due: 6/11/2019
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Salary: competitive