Essential Functions: The Director of MPSI will report to the Vice President for Research and will have the following duties:Leadership� Leadership role in vision, direction, scholarly community, engagement in campus and community partners, and raising national profile of MPSI� Provide leadership in fund-development� Oversee MPSI's budget, research infrastructure, and space� Provide direction for MPSI's extensive community engagement programs� Provide leadership to MPSI's interdisciplinary pre-doctoral training program� Supervise the Executive Director of the MPSI Early Childhood CenterResearch� Maintain an active research program, including externally- funded research, that complements the urban interests of MPSI's faculty and studentsCulture/Climate� Support a collaborative and culturally responsive environment for MPSI faculty, students, and community partners� Support a culture and climate that actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as necessary components of excellence� Provide leadership and mentoring for the MPSI faculty, with an emphasis on expanding sponsored researchPublic Profile� Serve as the liaison to the MPSI National Steering Committee and the Internal Advisory Board, while supporting and encouraging continuous improvement recommendations� Contribute to efforts to enhance the restoration, revitalization and public awareness of the Charles Lang Freer House (a national historic landmark), which houses the Institute faculty� Lead efforts for increased, sustained community engagement that is both culturally competent and mutually beneficial for MPSI and the communityCollaborations� Work with the Director of the Lifespan Alliance, a partnership with the Institute of Gerontology (IOG), to coordinate programs and resources between MPSI and the IOG� Expand partnerships with faculty across the university to enhance Wayne State University's research in urban child and family development� Serve with the Merrill Palmer Skillman Board of Visitors, the chief fund-raising body of the Institute� Represent MPSI on university committees
Qualifications: Qualifications for the Position� Doctoral degree and faculty appointment in a developmental science field, such as psychology, social work, education, family medicine, obstetrics, public health, or epidemiology.� Demonstrated scholarly expertise in an area complementary to current faculty interests� Record of quality, impactful, and prolific research, including external funding� Demonstration of applicable prior organizational leadership experience and accomplishments� Understanding of and demonstrated ability to promote community-engaged and culturally competent research� Evidence of and commitment to promoting and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership, teaching, and mentoring� Evidence of successful faculty and student mentoring and the ability to promote a collaborative environment� Applicable skills relevant to working in an interdisciplinary research context� Knowledge of issues relevant to early childhood education
Internal Number: 76_208588
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.