U of M UROC seeks Director of Community-Engaged Research

The University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) is hiring a full-time Director of Community-Engaged Research to lead UROC’s mission-driven work related to community-engaged scholarship and research in three community-identified priority areas: health and wellness; education and lifelong learning; and community and economic development.

Areas of responsibility include:
    •    Working with the UROC Advisory Council to identify potential research questions, develop University-community research and engagement teams to address the questions, and identify and support funding proposals to support the research;
    •    Designing, conducting, and reporting on studies for each project that provide formative and summative evaluation of strategies for implementation and dissemination as well as of partnership practices and quality;
    •    Contributing to the scholarly literature on university-community partnerships and related areas such as implementation science or translational research;
    •    Co-leading UROC graduate student and faculty research fellows programs;
    •    Contributing to the University of Minnesota Office of Public Engagement’s professional development agenda to build capacity of the University’s faculty, staff, and students to do high-quality engaged scholarship in partnership with communities; and
    •    Building research partnerships with University faculty, staff and students, community and governmental organizations, and residents to ensure that UROC is meeting the community-anchored research mission.

The position reports to the University of Minnesota Vice Provost for Public Engagement, and is expected to take leadership and responsibility for executing UROC's Research Agenda.  This is a12-month, annually renewable appointment in the University's Academic Professionals and Administrative Employees series (classification 9742R6, Researcher 6). 

Located in North Minneapolis, the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center links the University of Minnesota in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life, and discover breakthrough solutions to critical problems. Since opening its doors in 2009, UROC has worked to build thriving, innovative, and respectful collaborations, create new models of urban and community development, and strengthen the University as a vitally engaged 21st century university serving the public good.


For complete details, visit the University's job site;
Job ID # 360185