Applications sought for Administrative Fellows Program

December 02, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Applications are being sought for Penn State's Administrative Fellows Program for 2020-21. Mentors will be Nicholas Jones, executive vice president and provost; Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor; and Tracy Huston, vice president for Outreach.

The Administrative Fellows Program, a joint program of the Office of the President and the Commission for Women, provides professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. By serving under the mentorship of a senior level administrator, fellows who are seeking the background necessary to compete at higher levels of administration will have an opportunity to broaden their perspectives and experience.

The objectives of the program are to increase the fellow’s awareness of the complexity of issues facing higher education and to enhance their understanding of the environment in which decisions are made; to provide opportunities for fellows to participate in a wide range of decision-making processes and learning activities to better equip them to understand the challenges of higher education administration; and to provide opportunities to observe a variety of leadership styles. Although completion of the program does not guarantee appointment to an administrative position at the University, individuals who complete the program increase the pool of qualified candidates.

To apply, candidates must hold full-time standing faculty or staff positions or fixed-term positions with at least five years of service. Candidates should demonstrate success in their current positions and have an interest in an administrative career; demonstrate evidence of leadership experience and decision-making ability; have the ability to relate effectively to students, faculty and staff; exhibit a commitment to diversity; and have a willingness to accept a wide variety of assignments.

Qualified candidates from all University campuses are strongly urged to apply. The starting dates of each fellowship will vary depending on the mentor’s office and the fellow’s commitments. Applications and additional information are available online and must be returned no later than Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

Last Updated December 02, 2019