Research & Job Opportunities

Research & Job Opportunities

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 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.


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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

 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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