The Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I) at Michigan State University is seeking three Associate Directors for the new TDI (Toolbox Dialogue Initiative) Center. These are fixed-term, twelve-month, academic specialist positions beginning June 1,2021 and are renewable contingent upon funding and performance. A PhD and experience post-degree (postdoctoral experience preferred) are required for the TDI Center Associate Director position, and the degree must be confirmed by degree-granting institutions at the time of hire.
Each successful candidate will (1) engage in developing and delivering Toolbox workshops and other activities that focus on building collaborative capacity in research and practice teams, (2) build and manage a portfolio of team clients, (3) write grant proposals, (4) manage budgets, and (5) conduct research related to the conduct of collaborative, team-based research and practice.
The TDI Center is a new service center that will design and deliver dialogue-based trainings to cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research and practice teams locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. These trainings are grounded in the successful Toolbox dialogue method, which uses structured dialogue to build collaborative and communicative capacity in research and practice teams. This method has been developed and administered by the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative (TDI), a multi-university research and outreach consortium based in C4I. The TDI Center is designed to meet the growing demand for services that build collaborative capacity in research and practice teams.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Humanities and Social Sciences
Other -Interdisciplinary Social Science or Humanities
(1) Two or more years designing, facilitating, and preparing reports for Toolbox workshops with universities and federal granting agencies
(2) Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline, or in an interdisciplinary area that involves substantial social science or humanities content
(3) At least three years of experience post-degree (postdoctoral experience preferred)
(4) An established record of research productivity in the field of science of team science
(5) Experience writing grant proposals to federal agencies
(1) Demonstrated project management experience, including leading multi-team/group projects
(2) Knowledge of and experience with human subjects research regulatory practices
(3) Experience in the engaged humanities
(4) Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the collection and management of social science data (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups)
(5) Experience developing train-the-trainer programs for Toolbox workshops
(6) Expertise in a content area related to active Toolbox projects (e.g., art-science collaboration, research ethics, socio-environmental research)
(7) A record of presentations, publication, and other scholarly projects
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit
a) a cover letter
b) current curriculum vitae
c) a summary of the candidate’s experience with diversity in past or planned research endeavors and an explanation of how the candidate will advance CAL goals of inclusive excellence
d) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.
Review of applications will begin May 1 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu Posting Number #698410
For more information, contact Michael O’Rourke, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
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