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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions has an exciting opportunity for a full-time faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level (without tenure due to funding) with expertise in Medication Development for Substance Use Disorders, a new position that will be supported, in part, by an endowment from the Rick L. Seaver Endowed Professorship for Brain Wellness. Rank will be determined commensurate with experience and qualifications. The holder of this position will have the opportunity to work across multiple disciplines, including basic science, and to collaborate with research and clinical faculty across the University of Washington and UW Medicine. They will be charged with developing and directing a new "Center for Medication Development for Substance Use Disorders" in the context of the Garvey Institute and are expected to make significant contributions to teaching and research in this field. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, candidates who have achieved regional or national recognition in the field of substance use disorders.
The successful candidate will develop an innovative, interdisciplinary Center for Medication Development for Substance Use Disorders at UW Medicine. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience with advancement / philanthropic activities. This position will be expected to to effectively support the training and mentorship of trainees and junior faculty in medication and / or vaccine development for substance use disorders
The endowed professorship will be an initial 5-year appointment which is renewable at the discretion of the Institute Director and the Department Chair. Faculty in the Department have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 through June 30). The anticipated start date is August 2021.
The Department embraces and celebrates diversity in its faculty and trainees across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds and interests.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Candidates must have an established and funded translational research portfolio in one or more of the following areas: a) addictions, b) substance use disorders c) medication or vaccine development for the prevention or treatment of substance use disorders.
Documented record of collaboration with clinicians and clinician researchers on the clinical testing and application of medications and/or vaccines in the prevention and / or treatment of substance use disorders.
This position will be expected to collaborate with clinicians and clinician researchers on the clinical testing and application of medications and/or vaccines in the prevention and / or treatment of substance use disorders.
Experience supporting the training and mentorship of trainees and junior faculty in medication and / or vaccine development for substance use disorders.
An MD/DO, PhD, PsyD, or foreign equivalent in a relevant field.
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The search committee will give consideration on a rolling basis to applications received prior to April 30, 2021. Applicants should apply via Interfolio and submit their curriculum vitae, diversity statement and a one-page synopsis of their research plans and scientific vision to the Chair of the search committee, John Neumaier, MD, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Department HR Director, Maureen Johnson (email@example.com).
Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how they plan to incorporate diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research and / or clinical service.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.