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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Sr Fellow for Future of Work

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Serve as the leader of innovative strategies for the Future of Work (FOW).  Build and lead internally and externally focused efforts to define, document and disseminate the applied scholarship of the FOW. Guided by the university’s Next Lives Here strategic direction. This a limited three-year appointment. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide leadership, direction, research, and planning of FOW activities at the University of Cincinnati. 
  • Develop and maintain knowledge base centered on FOW issues. 
  • Organize, mentor and lead faculty and staff network within Experiential Learning and Career Education (ELCE) and the university as a whole to develop expertise in FOW issues and applications.
  • Develop and maintain externally facing industry, government and civic relationships leading to the exploration, enrichment, and application of FOW scholarship that complements the initiatives of ELCE, the UC 1819 Innovation Hub, and other university efforts.
  • Develop, implement and manage internally and externally facing programming focused on FOW issues that enhances faculty/staff expertise, attracts external engagement, and builds the UC’s reputation as a thought leader in this area.
  • Make a substantial meaningful contribution to the body of knowledge about the FOW and specifically its human centered concerns regarding issues affecting workforce development, individual potential, quality of life, diversity-equity-inclusion, and national/global economic sustainability.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Master's Degree

Required Experience

Five (5) years senior experience in relevant industry, government or civic positions.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FOW trends and best practice applications. 
  • Track record of building collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies. 
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation in strategic planning and project management. 
  • High level of effective presentation and communication skills among diverse media. 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability. 
  • Demonstrated ability to generate grant funding. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 65622 


Sr Fellow for Future of Work

Date:  Nov 14, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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