Employment- Director, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, UW, Seattle


We are happy to announce we are hiring for Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle.

This is a great opportunity to lead a highly successful and impactful institute.

Our mission is to “to advance research, policy, and practice in order to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities affected by alcohol and drug use and use disorder.”



To apply

Go to  https://hr.uw.edu/jobs/

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Enter this  Req # 162155

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ADAI Vision: We believe that harms related to substance use are preventable and treatable, and that research plays a vital role in developing real-world solutions.  ADAI serves as a critical stimulus to develop new research and intervention strategies coupled with information dissemination and policy development to reduce harm to individuals, families, and communities.

The ADAI Director reports to the Executive Director, Health Science Administration (HSA), for administrative oversight.  Matters related to the scientific, health, information, and policy missions are managed and promoted by the Director with support from HSA.  The University of Washington provides an extraordinary environment for discovery, teaching, and service.  The University is recognized as one of the largest, most successful public universities in the world and a wide variety of partnerships are either existing or available to the Director to further the ADAI mission.

While ADAI is not an academic unit, opportunities exist for the Director to pursue joint academic appointment with an academic department depending on interest and alignment.

• Provide scientific, policy, information dissemination and practice leadership of ADAI
• Has their own active portfolio of relevant research/evaluation/policy analysis and external grant support
• Facilitate and support ADAI  researchers to acquire and manage external grants and contracts
• Provide mentoring, support, and supervision for the further development of ADAI researchers
• Along with assigned staff, provide general oversight for the ADAI Small Grants Program
• Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships/partnerships with local, State, tribal, regional, and national organizations and agencies whose work is related to the mission of ADAI
• Facilitate and support involvement of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in ADAI activities
• Responsible for oversight of ADAI administration, personnel and financial operations
• With administrative staff, Prepare and oversee ADAI’s annual and biennial operating budgets
• Oversee ADAI strategic planning efforts
• Attend quarterly Health Sciences Administration (HSA) Directors’ meetings and assure that ADAI and its operation are consistent with HSA policy and procedures
• Represent ADAI within University administrative committees and task forces as requested
• Serve as a reviewer of substance-related Washington State legislation that may affect the University’s operations or finances for the Office of Budget and Planning

• Ph.D., M.D., DrPH (or comparable terminal degree) in a field relevant to substance use / addiction
• Strong record of research productivity and/or policy and practice impacts in relevant areas of substance use/ addictions research, as reflected by:
o Record of peer-reviewed publications and national professional presentations
o Record of successful external funding
o Plans to maintain an actively funded program of research, evaluation, policy analysis, or evidence based practice dissemination
• Extensive demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders to advance the scientific understanding of addiction in order to impact policy and practice.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

• Demonstrated skills in program management, particularly in areas related to substance use/addictions research/policy/practice activities
• Experience in recruiting, mentoring, and developing junior research scientists
• Although ADAI is not an academic unit, experience in teaching, training, and mentoring graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows
• Recognition in the field of substance use/addictions research/policy/practice as demonstrated by involvement in professional organizations, editorial board memberships, review or advisory panel memberships
• Evidence of collaboration with other researchers, institutions, or organizations involved in substance use/addictions research/policy/practice at a state, regional or national level

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.



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Caleb Banta-Green PhD MPH MSW

Interim Director & Principal Research Scientist- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Affiliate Associate Professor- School of Public Health

Affiliate Faculty- Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

University of Washington



Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Community Health Sciences (Job ID #102917)

School of Public Health

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) in the UIC School of Public Health is an inter-disciplinary group of educators, researchers, practitioners, students and staff dedicated to promoting health equity as a social justice imperative. We focus on the role of fundamental biopsychosocial determinants of health across populations and through the life course. Our applied focus involves translational research and leads to broad-based dissemination of innovative public health interventions from local to global. CHS focuses on training community health scientists at the MPH and PhD levels.

CHS invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on substance use and misuse including opioid addiction and its intersection with mental health. Responsibilities include developing an externally funded research agenda with a focus on community and population-based approaches (prevention, policy, community-level interventions) to the critical issues of substance misuse/opioid addiction and where applicable, the intersection of these issues with mental health, teaching graduate level courses, advising master's and doctoral students, and contributing to the service mission of the division and the school. Anticipated starting date is Fall 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree earned prior to the hiring date in community or population health (in one or more areas across the life course), social/behavioral sciences, health promotion, domestic or global public health, or closely related field.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity and potential in the areas of substance misuse and related issues including mental health with a focus on community and population based approaches to address these issues.
  • Enthusiasm and strong potential for teaching/mentoring graduate students.

Preference will be given to candidates with an MPH from a CEPH-accredited program or school of public health, potential for obtaining independent external research funding, and willingness to contribute to the growth and success of CHS through service.

To apply, please provide a cover letter, CV, research papers, and three letters of recommendation as directed through jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=102917. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin in December and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment.



Online Application for 2019 Entrepreneurship Training Program for Substance Abuse Researchers is now available atwww.innovationtoimpact.com.

Deadline for submission is Friday, December 7, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Addictions, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

 Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a rich transdisciplinary research environment and be supervised by Sherry McKee and other associated NIH-funded researchers with expertise in human laboratory and clinical treatment research methodologies; addictions with an emphasis on alcohol and tobacco use disorders; behavioral pharmacology; medication development; stress reactivity; and epidemiological and policy research. Postdoctoral fellows will participate in a diverse training program including both didactic seminars (e.g., grant and scientific writing skills, career development, biostatistics) and individualized mentoring to build personalized programs of research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to, and develop research expertise through, the pursuit of defined research projects relevant to alcohol use disorders and/or tobacco use disorders, with an emphasis on sex/gender differences research.

Applicants must have completed an MD or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in psychology, public health, pharmacology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. An interest in and experience with alcohol, and/or gender-based research is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance. The start date would be July 1, 2019 with some flexibility.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Sherry McKee; Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; 2 Church St. South, Suite 109; New Haven, CT 06519 or sherry.mckee@yale.edu.

 US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required and successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

Yale University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Sherry McKee PhD

Professor, Psychiatry


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