Visiting Fellowship in Global Affairs

Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

The Global Innovation Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House invites applications for a new Visiting Fellowship program in Global Affairs. The Global Innovation Program is the research arm of Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s new university-wide hub for global engagement and interdisciplinary international policy research. 

We will bring up to four Visiting Fellows in Global Affairs to campus during the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking excellent scholars and equivalent career professionals who have interest in both interdisciplinary outreach and policy relevance. 

We are particularly interested in applicants whose academic work and/or policy engagement relates to Perry World House’s core research themes: 
• The Future of the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance
• Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography


• Faculty of any rank from the US and abroad as well as other professionals, including journalists, policy makers, practitioners, and former government officials engaged in global affairs are invited to apply.
• The compensation for visiting fellows will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but is a minimum of $50,000 for full academic year visitors. This compensation may supplement sabbatical pay or other benefits from a home university or other institution. Research funds and other resources will also be available.
• Visiting fellows will be expected to be in residence at Perry World House and play an active role in the PWH community. They will undertake a significant research and writing project on an issue of global affairs, and could record a Perry World House podcast, engage relevant Penn students and faculty, and give at least one research seminar during their time on campus. Other activities may be developed in partnership with PWH staff.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate 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 status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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