Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 02-27716
School Name School of Arts and Sciences
Org Online Learning
Posted to the Web 01/16/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 027
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule flexible
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

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


Key responsibilities include oversight for the curricular design and development for cluster of online courses in Positive Psychology. The focus of this position will be the creation of high quality rigorous credit course content, and use of pedagogical best practices in online learning and teaching. This position requires close collaboration not only with faculty and program staff in the content area, but also with the school design & production team. Additionally, this role will facilitate/teach in the program and interact directly with students interested or working in the program. The person in this role will work with marketing and administrative leadership to support and promote the cluster/certificate and the overall degree program. Serve as a role model of excellence to other instructors in the program and related content areas.


Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of of related professional experience teaching, developing, or managing academic programs, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
Content expertise in multiple areas of Positive Psychology
Familiarity with best practices in instructional design and/or teaching in an online format
Experience administering course schedules, instructional rosters, course and instructional evaluations
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Strong customer service orientation working with faculty and staff in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications and Skill Sets
Terminal Degree preferred
Prior staff management experience
Familiarity with LMS platforms such as Canvas, Coursera, Smart Sparrow
Awareness of technologies that are used to engage students in the online environment, such as VoiceThread,
Proven ability to multi-task in an environment with multiple priorities
Strength in building and maintaining effective relationships across working

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.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Are you familiar with best practices in instructional design and/or teaching in an online format?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience administering course schedules and instructional rosters as well as course and instructional evaluations?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have prior staff management experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you familiar with LMS platforms such as Canvas, Coursera, and Smart Sparrow?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter