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STU College of Law Announces Benjamin L. Crump Center for Social Justice

Director of the Center for Pandemic, Disaster, and Quarantine Research at St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, FL, invites applications for a Director position starting Spring 2022.  The St. Thomas University (STU) Center for Pandemic, Disaster, and Quarantine Research (PDQ) is a multidisciplinary collaboration between St. Thomas College of Law and STU Gus Machado College of Business and two of its institutes: the Victor and Lisa Mendelson Institute for Data Science & Analytics and the Institute for Ethical Leadership.  The mission of the PDQ at STU is to serve as the world’s central source for modeling and predicting how institutions, companies, cities, counties, states, and nations can better prepare and understand the far-reaching effects of these issues on our communities.  STU is looking for a director with a strong interdisciplinary background to take the PDQ to the next level.

Applicants should have the following competencies:

  • Experience managing a grant-supported center
  • Recent strong and prolific publication record
  • Experience serving as subject-matter expert to the media
  • Outstanding data analysis skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, students, and administrators
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Current knowledge of emerging science and issues related to the PDQ mission

St. Thomas University is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community.  We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and the only Catholic Archdiocesan sponsored university in the State of Florida.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates should hold a Master’s or terminal degree in one of the programmatic fields in the St. Thomas College of Law or Gus Machado College of Business, experience as a director of a grant-funded center, and an established publishing record.  Prior record of accomplishment in research areas related to the PDQ is preferred.

Application Process: To receive full consideration, all materials must be received by December 10, 2021.

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts will be required prior to hire)
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please compile the requested information in one single .pdf file or a .zip file with the requested documentation. Incomplete application packets will result in delay of review by search committee. Email your complete application package to Fernandez@STU.EDU with subject line ATTN: PDQ Director for consideration.

St. Thomas University is an E-Verify® Equal Opportunity Employer.

All employees must pass a criminal background check prior to commencement of employment and official degree transcripts will be required upon hire.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. 

Visa sponsorship not supported for this position

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