Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC)

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University of Maryland Baltimore
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MARYLAND PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH CENTER (MPRC)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


THE SEARCH

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), an internationally renowned research center based at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, seeks a forward thinking, collaborative, innovative, and experienced leader/researcher to serve as its next Director.  MPRC’s mission is to conduct basic, clinical, and translational research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia and related disorders.  In leading MPRC, among a select few centers of similar focus and reputation in the world, the next Director will enjoy a unique opportunity to shape the future of a highly productive and significant research center.  

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, the Director leads and manages all operations and functions of MPRC while setting and executing its vision and strategy.  The Center is comprised of four major components, including an outpatient research program, a Treatment Research Program that includes a 24-bed inpatient unit, a neuroscience program including the Maryland Brain Collection, and the University of Maryland Center for Brain Imaging Research.   As a transformational leader, the next Director will preside during an important moment in MPRC’s history, as it builds upon its prominence and reputation in the field of schizophrenia and related disorders research, while improving its physical infrastructure and facilities.  

In this role, the Director will address a set of opportunities and challenges that will impact the mission and success of the Center, including leading and managing MPRC with innovation, forward thinking, and open communication; leading MPRC’s efforts during the transition to improve its facilities and infrastructure; preserving and maintaining MPRC’s unique culture of collaboration between researchers and clinical staff; improving the Center’s culture and environment regarding diversity, equity and inclusion through hiring practices and awareness; building on the Center’s international reputation by fostering its continued growth, and increasing collaboration and partnerships between MPRC and academic departments at the School of Medicine, UMB, and other external organizations.

The Director oversees a center comprised of 106 employees, including 24 faculty, 10 of whom are full professors, and 79 staff, and an operating budget of $15.9 million and projected revenues of $17.6 million in FY22, including $4 million of contracted support by the state.
 

 

 



Qualifications
The ideal candidate for the role will be an exemplary leader and strategic thinker, and an exceptional academic physician and leader with a proven ability to manage and lead a large research center.  The Director will also possess an excellent track record of academic scholarship and funded research, a Doctor of Medicine degree, plus board certification in Psychiatry and fellowship trained or demonstrate equivalent expertise.  It is expected that the selected candidate will meet the criteria for appointment as Professor, with Tenure.  The Director will bring a collaborative leadership style with a commitment to integrating research at MPRC with the UMB Department of Psychiatry, as well as with other scientists across the School of Medicine.

MPRC is assisted in this search by Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm.  All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to: 

Daniel Rodas, Partner
Gregg Glover, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
www.imsearch.com/8091


UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
 



Job: Faculty
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Aug 27, 2021

Organization

Welcome to the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, founded in 1807 along a ridge in what was then called Baltimore Town. Today, this 61-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.

The University is Maryland's only public academic health, human services, and law center. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists.

Under the leadership of President Jay A. Perman, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of the west side of Baltimore. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation.

Sponsored research totaled $567.1 million in Fiscal Year 2010. With 6,349 students and 6,717 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $15 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. The University community gives more than 2 million hours a year in service to the public.

Mission


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State¹s public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.

 

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The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran's status to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

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