What we do

Since 1967, the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University has conducted research and provided support to scholars, community organizations, businesses, municipalities, foundations, non-profits and others throughout Southeastern Michigan.

The following sections summarize the research and service capabilities of the Center. It provides an overview and examples of the capabilities of the Center. It is not exhaustive, but does indicate the ways we can work with scholars and organizations to answer key research questions.

Join our research team at the Center!

The Center for Urban Studies is comprised of a diverse group of committed individuals, working together to make positive contributions to urban life in Southeastern Michigan and across many communities. Our programs and research initiatives address a variety of issues, including urban safety, healthy homes, overdose prevention, and the evaluation of statewide early childhood and special education programs. Please consider becoming a part of this important work by applying for one of the available positions below.

AmeriCorps available positions:

Overdose Rescue Trainer - AmeriCorps Community Training for Overdose Rescue (ACT) program

AmeriCorps Urban-Safety Program

AmeriCorps Climate READY

You can apply to other job openings at the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University's hiring site:

Full-time salary positions:

Part-time hourly positions: