Kern Leadership Fellow Position

Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies, School of Arts & Sciences and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

The Lauder Institute invites applications for the position of Kern Leadership Fellow in International Studies. Appropriate candidates will have demonstrated practitioner and/or scholarly expertise in the field of leadership development, and will be able to provide expertise and academic programming support. Duties may include research, writing, guest lecturing, and/or student advising. Experience lecturing and leading professional school students is highly desirable. The length of the appointment is up to one academic year (July 2017-2018), with the possibility of renewal. Remuneration will be based on qualifications, duties, and length of stay.

Applications will be considered beginning March 30, 2017.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Senior practitioner with demonstrated high-level leadership role(s) and/or completed PhD or doctorate by the time of appointment
  2. Open to any industry or any social science or humanities discipline
  3. Explicit identification of suitability and expertise based on the preferred qualifications below
  4. Fluency in at least one language besides English.

Preferred Qualifications:
The Lauder Institute especially seeks expertise in the fields of consumption, cultural affairs, finance, natural resources, philanthropy, science and technology, and/or sustainability, especially as applied to government affairs, international business, international finance, and/or international law. In addition, we are especially interested in candidates with experience in the areas of intercultural competency development, designing experiential learning modules, qualitative research methods and/or policy advocacy or research.

Documents Required:
A brief letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, a description of a proposed set of activities, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation.

Contact Information:
Director, Lauder Institute, c/o Please submit all files electronically.


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