UROC Executive Director Search

The University of Minnesota is conducting a search for executive director of the Robert J. Jones Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). UROC's next executive director will build on the leadership of Heidi Lasley Barajas, who has served as executive director since 2011.

As an academic research center, UROC is led by a tenured faculty member at the University of Minnesota. The position is open to tenured faculty members who have a record of scholarship and leadership in the areas of urban community research, community-engaged scholarship, and community partnership development. Detailed requirements are outlined in the position description (link is below).

An eight-member search committee, chaired by Professor Michael Oakes of the University's School of Public Health and composed of University faculty and community partners, will work to identify and screen candidates for UROC's top leadership position.The search committee will begin its review of applications on March 31, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

View position description

View list of search committee members