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See below for WPA’s full time employment opportunities

Research Director

The Research Director (RD) is responsible for the leadership and management of the Wharton People Analytics (WPA) Research Team, which includes our research coordinators and data scientist. The RD works directly with research leads across WPA, including our faculty, post-doctoral and senior fellows, and the director of People Lab to facilitate all of WPA’s research endeavors.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Wharton People Analytics, with oversight from Faculty Co-Director Cade Massey, the RD holds primary responsibility for research project management, ensuring the effective advancement of WPA’s Faculty-led research agenda from concept generation all the way through to publication and reporting.

The RD serves as a primary ambassador for WPA to external organizations, and Penn and Wharton stakeholders. As such, the RD plays a significant role in vetting new partner organizations and collaborates with WPA faculty and research fellows to assess and catalyze potential research collaborations.

Candidates with a background in Organizational Behavior, Applied Psychology, and/or Organizational Psychology, who are experienced in and motivated by bringing research projects from conception to publication/implementation, are encouraged to apply. A PhD, while valued, is not required.

To apply, visit Careers@Penn.

Director of People Lab

Reporting to the Executive Director, with oversight from Faculty Co-Director Cade Massey, the People Lab Director is responsible for the development and management of the People Lab, an online platform that serves to advance the science of assessment for the purpose of individual growth. The Lab develops and administers character-strength assessments, and related educational resources, fueled over time by the application of people analytics. The Director plays a critical role in advancing the Lab’s faculty-driven research projects, the educational function of People Lab, along with the digital platform’s ongoing development. The Director serves as the primary liaison with Wharton stakeholders, particularly Executive Education and the McNulty Leadership Program to leverage the People Lab’s output for use with students, alumni, and clients, and fuel the Lab’s ongoing data collection. The Director is also a critical member of the WPA team, contributing to and integrating WPA’s strategic goals and research portfolio into People Lab as relevant, particularly in relation to WPA’s work in sports analytics, assessment, and leadership development.

Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Director is responsible for the staffing of the lab, the construction and oversight of its budget, reporting on the Lab’s progress, and its day-to-day management, and serves as a primary ambassador to external partners. The Director works in close collaboration with the WPA research team to design and execute People Lab research studies, and contribute to the work of the WPA research team.

To apply, visit Careers@Penn.

Assistant Research Director

Working both independently and collaborating with the Wharton community and external organizations, the Assistant Director of Research for Wharton People Analytics (WPA) develops and manages a broad spectrum of projects associated with the People Lab initiative. The Assistant Director will contribute to the innovative research of People Lab, including developing research programs around both traditional and non-traditional assessment methodology through both thought leadership and collaboration with other WPA staff and affiliated faculty. In addition, The Assistant Director will provide oversight for multiple projects, including but not limited to those that are revenue generating, with focus on WPA’s work in personal, performance, and leadership development.

With oversight from the People Lab director, the Assistant Research Director will be responsible for developing and implementing research programs to advance the innovative science of the People Lab particularly around assessment, and ensuring that all project deliverables are completed, on time and within budget. Tasks include collaborating with others to develop novel research plans, managing complex and long-term projects with multiple stakeholders, executing research studies, collaborating with research assistants and student teams, negotiating changes to projects as needed, advising on project timelines, assisting in preparing research for publication and/or dissemination to organizations, and managing project workflows. This role will evolve in complexity over time, and will be an integral position supporting the growth of an innovative initiative and organization.

To apply, visit Careers@Penn.