Application deadline approaching for Administrative Fellows Program

Qualified candidates from all University campuses can apply by Jan. 28

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Applications for Penn State's Administrative Fellows Program for 2021-22 are due by Thursday, Jan. 28.

Mentors will be Nicholas Jones, executive vice president and provost; Lora Weiss, senior vice president for Research; and O. Richard Bundy, vice president for Development and Alumni Relations.

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 for the academic year, fellows who are seeking the background necessary to compete at higher levels of administration will have an opportunity to broaden their perspectives and experience.

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. Those interested can direct questions to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at

Last Updated January 11, 2021