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Associate Director, Masters in Chemical Sciences (MCS)

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Associate Director, Masters in Chemical Sciences (MCS)

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. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

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.

Posted Job Title

Associate Director, Masters in Chemical Sciences (MCS)

Job Description

The Associate Director for the Masters in Chemical Sciences (MCS) is responsible for the program’s maintenance, operations, enhancement and growth. S/he structures and runs the program to yield highly satisfied and successful participants while maintaining a robust and increasing enrollment of outstanding students, adhering to the high quality standards demanded by programs in the School of Arts and Sciences. S/he helps shape the vision for and recommends strategic goals for the program. The Associate Director will need to network within and outside the University to develop capstone research opportunities for students. MCS students are diverse and the majority of graduates continue on to PhD programs or secure positions in industry. Learn more about MCS by visiting:

The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of Graduate Programs and works closely with other members of staff in the LPS academic programs, enrollment services, recruitment and admissions, as well as the Department and with other offices and departments in the University. The position supervises one Administrative Coordinator. Learn more about the position online.


M.S. in Chemistry and 4 years of experience required. Ph.D. preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have demonstrated ability to connect basic science with applications; the preferred candidate will have some experience working in industry or higher education. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, ability to interact with professional students and work successfully as part of a team, and goal oriented. Able to work some evenings and weekends. Preferred: Knowledge of current trends in continuing and professional education.

A Resume And Cover Letter Are Required At Application.

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.

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.

University Benefits

• Comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits as well as long-term care insurance

• Tuition assistance for you, your spouse, and dependent children; dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions

• Generous retirement plans and a wide variety of investment options

• Substantial vacation leave during the course of the year

• Wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, your work-life balance, and advance personally and professionally

• Access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities at discounted rates

• Flexible work options

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