Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate
institutions in the United States. Today the University is a
highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately
2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative
and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers
of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and
creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry
reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and
change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to
society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and
international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity
and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact,
as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and
international development program. Clark has also been included in
the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was
first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse
city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England,
Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is
increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and
biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a
vibrant food hub.
The mission of Clark University's Mosakowski Institute for
Public Enterprise (MIPE) is to innovate in the creation and
delivery of behavioral health services responsive to the needs of
adolescents, young adults and their families.
MIPE is re-imagining an integrated behavioral health system for
all adolescents and young adults that will: provide adolescents and
young adults with high quality, evidence based culturally relevant
behavioral health services; equip youth, families and educators
with accurate information on mental health diagnoses and the
behavioral health services and resources available in their region;
support behavioral health practitioners by developing and
delivering digital Social-Emotional Learning and behavioral health
interventions that foster resiliency in youth; build capacity of
educators and practitioners by offering online certification
programs so they can provide state-of-the-art Social-Emotional
Learning interventions; collaborate with others to maximize the
reach and impact of our behavioral health care model for
adolescents and young adults; and conduct cutting edge research to
advance new evidence and learning about meeting the behavioral
health needs of adolescents and young adults, particularly young
men of color.
MIPE seeks to fill the position of Director of Research for the
Mosakowski Institute. Reporting to the Executive Director, the
Director of Translational Research will provide leadership and
management in research areas related to the MIPE's mission. The
Director of Translational Research will manage the research
portfolio of MIPE and lead the institute's strategic planning
initiatives related to research.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Sets the research agenda for MIPE for matters pertaining to
- Conceptualizes a program of research that bridges technology
and behavioral health.
- Assembles a team of researchers that establish the evidence
base for MIPE behavioral health interventions and their impact on
- Determines the efficacy and effectiveness of behavioral health
interventions on student outcomes.
- Develops, tests, and conducts research to establish the
evidence base for behavioral health interventions that are
developed and marketed by MIPE.
- Recruits, trains and supervises two post-doctoral fellows.
- Translates research and findings into academic programs.
- Presents research findings and disseminates knowledge broadly
in multiple forums such as with all levels of local, state, and
federal policy-making officials; behavioral health organizations
and professionals; online websites, peer reviewed journals,
professional meetings, community forums, etc.
- Collaborates with the Office of Graduate and Professional
Programs at Clark University to develop online programs and course
- Collaborates with research centers at Clark and other academic
institutions external to Clark.
- Other duties as assigned; depending on needs of the
- An understanding and commitment to the primary mission of
- 7-10 years of strong management/leadership and scholarly
- Ph.D. in clinical psychology or behavioral sciences is
preferred, but not required.
- A track record of scholarly activity, including publications in
peer reviewed journals, books or curricula that has been used in
broad contexts (nationally) preferred.
- Experience developing curriculum content for online programs in
areas such as advanced statistical methods.
- Exceptional data analytic and research methodology skills with
extensive training and experience in Implementation Science.
- Expert in designing, implementing and evaluating large scale
community-engaged research programs, particularly in school
- Ability to work collaboratively within and across
multi-disciplinary teams and departments.
- Demonstrated track record in securing external funding and
managing budgets is preferred.
- Experience with writing and securing grants from state agencies
and non-profit foundations.
- Experience in developing data sharing agreements
- Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and evidence of
providing effective leadership.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students
to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for
medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be
made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we
believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes
diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our
employees and our community. This commitment applies to every
aspect of education, services, and employment policies and
practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts
in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share
in the responsibility for building a community that values
diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and
respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to
create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly
encourage members from historically underrepresented communities,
inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and,
if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off,
generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life
insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities.
For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit
To be considered for this position, you must submit your
credentials online. Create a Clark University
Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY
NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following
documents, which are required for consideration:
- Cover letter
- Statement of purpose and research philosophy
- DEIB statement
- Names and contact information for 3 references.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States for any employer.
A successful background check is required upon acceptance.