Executive Director of the Sara and Curt Moll Institute for Mental Health and Well-Being and Professor (tenured/tenure-track) of Clinical Psychology - Department of Psychological Sciences

The Department of Psychological Sciences and the Office of the Provost at Case Western Reserve University are seeking applications for the inaugural Executive Director of the Sara and Curt Moll Institute for Mental Health and Well-Being (hereafter Moll Institute). This will be a tenure-track, senior-level position to begin July 1, 2024. The creation of the Moll Institute is the result of a generous gift by Sara and Curt Moll, followed by a $60 million investment announced by President Kaler, that will advance the university as a national and international leader in promoting mental health. The Moll Institute will combine research, clinical collaborations and community outreach to increase access to mental health care providers, catalyze breakthrough discoveries for advancing mental health, and help ensure that research-backed approaches reach the people who need them most. The Moll Institute will serve as a hub for hosting collaboration among faculty ranging from such disciplines as psychiatry, neuroscience, medicine and nursing—while also nurturing and expanding ongoing partnerships with community agencies, organizations, and other universities from around the nation and the world. 

Funding for the Moll Institute includes (1) supporting cutting-edge, nationally and internationally recognized research that is urgently needed to address the growing mental health crisis, (2) doubling the clinical faculty in psychology, and increasing the number of PhD students trained as clinical psychologists, (3) increasing support to the community to promote mental health, and (4) renovating space near collaborative partners for housing the Moll Institute. The Moll Institute will be co-located near the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and hospital partners, allowing for easy access for collaborative work. 

The successful applicant will have an established career at the level of full professor with a nationally recognized record of conducting impactful research in psychology, a strong history of external funding, and significant leadership experience that positions them to successfully establish, lead, and grow the impact of the Moll Institute. Evidence of effectively bringing together and supporting community members and leading collaborative research is essential. This individual will also liaison with the Office of University Relations and Development to further advance the Institute, will oversee research seed funds, and will lead community and research collaborations across partnering medical centers and clinics. 

A PhD in Psychology is required with the status of full professor or the equivalent, and preference will be given to candidates who are eligible for licensure in Ohio (or who will seek this licensure). Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a service statement 6) a leadership statement that includes efforts to support diverse populations and community engagement, 7) three examples of publications, and 8) a list of three references. Apply to this position at: apply.interfolio.com/139795. Review of applications begins March 18, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Department of Psychological Sciences offers a PhD program in clinical psychology, in both child and adult areas, that uses a scientist-practitioner model, is highly competitive, and has been continually accredited since 1948. The Psychology Clinic that is housed in the department, offers evidence-based outpatient individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults at a low cost to individuals living in and around the Cleveland area. In addition, the department has PhD and master’s programs in developmental, cognitive, and affective sciences, and an undergraduate B.A. program with a major and minor in psychology.  The psychology major is one of the most popular majors at CWRU. The department also includes a communication sciences program and offers a PhD in communication sciences, a CAA accredited master's program in communication sciences (speech-language pathology) with a medical focus, and a strong, diverse, and vibrant undergraduate program.  The department’s faculty are highly productive, have been very successful with securing external research funding, are known for excellence in teaching and mentoring, and are engaged in national, international and university-wide community and leadership service.  

Case Western Reserve University comprises the College of Arts and Sciences and seven schools—the Case School of Engineering, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Law, the School of Medicine and the Weatherhead School of Management.

The College of Arts and Sciences, where the Department of Psychological Sciences is housed, offers educational and research programs in the arts and humanities, mathematics and natural sciences, and social sciences. It comprises 21 academic departments and 35 interdisciplinary programs and centers. The college offers majors or minors in nearly 60 programs. The college’s graduate offerings include doctoral programs in 19 fields and several distinctive master's programs. For the 2022-23 academic year, the College had 208 board-appointed tenured and tenure-track faculty, and 40 non-tenure track faculty. Spring 2023 total enrollment included 1,807 undergraduates and 474 graduate students. The FY 2024 operating budget for the college is $139.5 million and the school is led by Interim Dean Lee Thompson.

Case Western Reserve University, as a member of the American Association of Universities, is a national leader in research, teaching, and innovation. It is located proximally to the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, allowing for very high research productivity and care for diverse patient populations. CWRU is located in the University Circle neighborhood on the eastern edge of Cleveland, where education, research, healthcare, culture and the arts thrive in a park-like setting.  World renowned museums and Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra, are adjacent to the campus creating a vibrant and welcoming place to work and live.  

Case Western Reserve University is committed to innovation and solving societal challenges. A community of students, faculty, staff members and more than 270 industry partners are dedicated to research at CWRU.  The latest ranking from Research.com places Case Western Reserve 21st among the nation’s colleges and universities in a new, entirely data-driven ranking. The university’s research enterprise is expanding with a new state-of-the art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building and a new technology commercialization incubator. President Eric Kaler and Case Western Reserve University’s strategic plan emphasize the commitment to provide a positive impact on the community.  The Office of Local Government and Community Relations serves as a liaison between the university and the local governments and communities of Northeast Ohio. The university has received numerous awards recognizing its commitment to the community. Collectively, faculty, staff and students invest nearly 700,000 hours of volunteer service each year with 1,000 community partners. Currently under construction is a new community engagement center located on campus but easily accessible to nearby neighborhoods and other community members.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community and work environment where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, and genetics.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at equity@case.edu. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.