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Wednesday, March 18

New position available for Urban Watersheds and Aquatic Sciences research program


Wayne State University is seeking applicants for the position of Program Associate for a
new center for research on urban watersheds. This center will be Wayne State University’s
focal point for leadership, research and education on water and aquatic resources in urban and natural systems, with goals of advancing the health of urban waters and associated research, education, policy, economic development, and environmental sustainability.

The Program Associate will:
  • coordinate a range of research and educational programs that advance the center’s mission
  • facilitate interaction of multidisciplinary teams of researchers
  • identify grant and philanthropic opportunities
  • support grant proposal efforts
  • communicate programmatic activities and goals to the public and our partners

The Program Associate position is expected to be a part-time position, but may also be supplemented to bring to full-time status, depending on applicant qualifications, at the time of hire. This is a 2-year position with the possibility of a longer appointment.

The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree (e.g. M.S., PhD or equivalent) with relevance to aquatic science and engineering. The position requires strong skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, fundraising, management, organization and collaboration.

Wayne State University is a large, comprehensive, nationally ranked research institution with state-of-the-art research facilities. The metropolitan Detroit area offers a rich cultural and educational environment, an excellent standard of living, and easy proximity to Michigan’s
lakes, forests and recreational sites.


To apply, send a letter of interest by email with “Watershed Program Associate” in the subject line, indicating your preference for a part time or full time position, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Carol Miller at ab1421@wayne.edu