Essential Functions: Job Purpose:Lead the Levin Center's initiatives to foster oversight as an academic discipline, advance the Levin Center's research agenda and develop and deliver academic oversight-related courses. Lead the Center's development and execution of conferences and other gatherings related to the Center's mission and values. Write op-eds and other communications. Work with the Levin Center's Washington Office to strengthen the Center's relationships with the oversight community and university partners and support key Center programs including congressional trainings and internship and externship programs. This is a grant-funded position.Essential Functions:Lead Levin Center's efforts to develop oversight as an academic discipline by: maintaining and growing the Oversight Scholars' List-Serve; working with the Center's Washington office to develop partnerships with other organizations in the field; and working with Wayne Law and other WSU and non-WSU faculty to conceive and coordinate conferences and symposia, develop and teach oversight and legislative-related courses, develop partnerships with other universities, and participate in scholarly associations in law, political science, and other oversight-related fields.Lead development of the Center's research and teaching agenda by working with Center colleagues, Law School and other WSU faculty, and faculty at other universities to explore: legal and empirical questions related to oversight, new strategies and methods for engaging the public, and new approaches to teaching oversight.Lead the Center's efforts to develop and execute conferences, symposia and other gatherings to promote the Center's mission and values. Support implementation of Center's marketing and communications strategy by drafting and editing op-eds, social media posts, and other communications.Support Center's Washington office in marketing and delivering oversight training and building and maintaining relationships in Washington oversight community.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education:Law degree required. Other advanced degree (masters or PhD) preferred.Experience:Professional experience conducting or monitoring legislative oversight at the federal level and, preferably, state level. Experience or at a minimum strong interest in conducting and/or analyzing academic research and scholarship in law, political science, public policy, economics or related fields. Experience or at a minimum strong interest in teaching and working with law students.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:Knowledge of the legislative process at the federal and, preferably, state level. Familiarity with academic research and the development and funding of research proposals. Highly skilled in oral and written communication and proficient in the use of traditional as well as social media to communicate ideas and organize a community of scholars. Able to grasp the breadth and depth of the emerging oversight academic field and to identify opportunities for new scholarship and collaboration that can grow the field and its relevance and position the Levin Center as a hub oversight research.
Internal Number: 76_208200
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.