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Seeking Candidates: Franklin Community Fellow 
February 24, 2009, Volume 55, No. 23

The Franklin Community at Harnwell College House, a living and learning community dedicated to developing civic leaders for an increasingly democratic and complex world, is seeking a Fellow to lead the program for the 2009-2010 academic year.  

The Franklin Community Fellow will work with the Faculty Master, House Dean, and the Franklin Community Steering Committee to further develop the Franklin Community as an educational resource for the University, promoting service learning programs in residence, fostering faculty and student interaction, and building a strong and supportive House community. The Fellow must be a University community member in the 2009-2010 academic year, committed to the goals of the program, and with significant community ties and service learning experience.


• Free one bedroom apartment equipped with a private bathroom, kitchen, ethernet and cable television service.

• A dinner meal plan in the House dining room during the academic year for purposes of eating with residents of the House.

• A chance to take the lead in a residential program dedicated to enhancing the civic engagement of its residents and Harnwell College House more generally.   


• Co-lead the Franklin Community Seminar, a year-long for-credit course

• Serve as an advisor to student members of the Franklin Community, including service placement and project mentoring.

• Work with the House Dean, Faculty Master, Fellows, Graduate Assistants and Resident Assistants of Harnwell College House and the Franklin Community Steering Committee to ensure that the Franklin Community sponsors an appropriate level of service learning activities.

• Make the Franklin Community his/her primary residence during the academic year and spend time in the House with sufficient frequency to establish a predictable presence. 

• Attend staff orientation and in-House training prior to the beginning of each academic year during the term of appointment. 

• Attend Harnwell College House staff meetings.

• Attend and plan a substantial number of Franklin Community events. 

• Become an integrated member of the Harnwell College House community.

• Organize Franklin Community Steering meetings.  

To apply: 

Submit a resume and a letter of interest, with “Franklin Fellow Application” in the Subject line, to harnwell@pobox.upenn.edu by Friday, February 27, 2009. Application should be submitted from a University of Pennsylvania e-mail address. For more information about this year’s Franklin Community, visit: http://harnwell.house.upenn.edu/programs/fcp.php.

Almanac - February 24, 2009, Volume 55, No. 23