MARI Seeking Next Senior Director

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The Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) is searching for our next senior director. The current director, Dr. Bruno Giordani, is stepping down as MARI senior leader at the end June, 2023, after a five-year term and extension. 

MARI’s mission is to serve the University of Michigan and broader community with compassionate, science-based clinical services for mental health, language and literacy concerns for students, staff, faculty and the public; and to provide outstanding training and education to the next generation of service providers. 

The MARI Director will have an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with MARI staff and partner organizations to lead and develop creative, interdisciplinary approaches to services, training, research, and community engagement.

Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2023. Please apply on-line at Applicants must include a letter of interest and CV with their application. 

Some requirements include:

  • Ph.D or M.D. with 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant APA field of study and/or clinical practice.
  • Licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, or speech-language pathologist.

Applicants can read the full job description on the U-Mich Careers website. Any questions can be directed to

Founded in 1936 and operating since 1937, MARI now has a $4.4 million annual operating budget and 100+ staff, (including 40+ trainees) and volunteers across several service areas, including: University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL), which houses the University of Michigan Aphasia Program, the University Psychological Clinic (Psych Clinic), and the University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF),  along with several destination programs such at UM-ACTs and MARI Testing Services. 

Training is core to MARI’s mission, as is its commitment to passing along experience and expertise to the next generation of practitioners. MARI offers an APA-accredited training program for clinical psychology graduate students in addition to training opportunities for social workers, psychiatrists and speech-language pathologists. MARI also partners with several university departments, research centers, and service providers in pursuit of its clinical and training mission.