|CERL seeks permanent executive director
The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), affiliated with the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, seeks a permanent executive director to design and implement a long-term growth strategy to advance the center’s mission. The new executive director will succeed Interim Executive Director Mark Fallon to whom CERL extends its deepest thanks for assuming the acting role in November and for his stalwart leadership during this interim period.
CERL is a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in twenty-first century warfare and national security. The center draws from the study of law, philosophy, and ethics to answer the difficult questions that arise in times of war and contemporary transnational conflicts. The center unites scholars and policymakers from various fields in a multi-disciplinary conversation on some of the most challenging issues of our time.
The permanent executive director will be responsible for planning and implementing a strategic series of events, conferences, publications, and policy papers designed to enhance CERL’s role as a purveyor of cutting-edge topics in the national security domain. Primary tasks will include overseeing day-to-day operations for the center both substantively and administratively, leading CERL’s growth and influence with an ambitious reputational campaign, managing and coordinating CERL personnel, and overseeing the CERL Summer Internship Program.
CERL seeks an inspired candidate with a J.D. or related Ph.D. (e.g. philosophy, political science, public policy or international affairs) and a background in national security or military services, as well as a track record of successfully managing large organizational budgets, writing for academic audiences, and designing and implementing large public events and programs. For a full description of the position, click here.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit resumes, cover letters, a writing sample, and references via the University of Pennsylvania’s job application portal.
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