Huck Leadership Fellows Program Currently Accepting Applications

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences seeks to appoint 1-2 energetic Leadership Fellows with a strong background in interdisciplinary research for a one-year term, with the possibility for an additional year extension. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2024.

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This program is aimed at providing professional development and a potential pathway to PSU leadership for tenured and non-tenure line life sciences faculty (associate or professor level).

Successful applicants will join the Huck leadership team, participating fully in weekly Huck Executive Meetings (8-10 am on Tuesdays) and gain exposure to other University-level senior leadership, have closer interactions with individual members of the executive team based on specific areas of interest and gain insight into the work being done to sustain and grow such a complex interdisciplinary ecosystem, have the ability to work on and influence projects of key strategic importance to Huck, and gain experience that involves management and leadership development activities that will prepare them for future leadership positions

Leadership fellows will be expected to contribute their ideas and expertise by working on mutually agreed upon projects aimed at furthering Huck’s mission. These may include (but are not limited to) initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion; graduate education; industry relations; national benchmarking; seed funding; research initiatives; Center and Institute development; and faculty co-hiring. Projects could include anything from data analytics to program implementation.

These leadership opportunities come with a negotiable Huck time-buyout commensurate with time commitment. Potential time commitment: one day/week.


Required documents:

  • Letter of interest including a proposal for a potential project to be undertaken during the fellowship that will address motivation, skills, and potential areas of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting letter/email from department head

Please submit all documents to Camelia Kantor, Huck associate director for strategic initiatives, at no later than February 12, 2024. Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Camelia in the first instance. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. Start date negotiable.