Assistant Professor (non-tenure Clinician-Educator track)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track. Responsibilities include collaborative and independent research and clinical activities related to tobacco dependence treatment; teaching and mentoring in public health. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of tobacco dependence research with a focus on translational science, medication development, and neuro-cognition, including work in special populations (e.g., persons living with HIV/AIDS).

Applicants must have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research, clinical service with tobacco addiction, and teaching in public health or behavioral science. Applicants must have an Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Board Certified.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction was founded in the Department of Psychiatry in 2001 by Dr. Caryn Lerman to bring together an inter-disciplinary team of scientists dedicated to addressing critical questions related to tobacco dependence etiology and treatment. CIRNA investigators conduct research focused on: the development of tobacco dependence, mechanisms of treatments, medication development and improving nicotine dependence treatments, and tobacco regulatory science and communication science. The highly collaborative research of CIRNA investigators spans from "cells to society", crossing departments and schools at the University of Pennsylvania and extending to institutions across North America.

The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly achievement, including peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding, commensurate with their current academic rank. The candidate will also have a track record of excellence in teaching and clinical treatment of nicotine dependence. We seek an individual with a commitment to developing a research program in translational science, medication development, and neuro-cognition, applied to tobacco dependence, and a commitment to teaching and clinical service. A willingness to oversee a newly developed tobacco dependence treatment program at our cancer center and an ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment is essential. Successful candidates for assistant professor will demonstrate a strong interest in developing an academic career focused on tobacco dependence research and a track record that suggests exceptional promise as a researcher, educator, and clinician.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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