Penn State University

College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Penn State College of Medicine
Neural and Behavioral Sciences


The Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS; in the Penn State College of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position for a clinician/scientist (Ph.D., M.D., or both) with expertise as an established scholar in the study and treatment of substance use disorder and addiction; the position is open rank but a priority is to hire a senior scholar. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with human clinical trials research in the study and treatment of addiction and also may maintain a basic science research program in the study of substance use disorder and addiction. Thus, we expect that this colleague will play a key role in facilitating interactions between clinical and basic science faculty across colleges, departments, centers, and institutes and in furthering translational research in the study and treatment of substance use disorder and addiction. The Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences consists of 17 preclinical faculty scientists across all ranks, and numerous joint faculty from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nutritional Sciences, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, and Radiology. As such, the Department serves as the intellectual hub for neuroscience for basic science faculty, and especially for our clinical faculty. The successful applicant will join a community of scholars at Penn State contributing to the mission of the new Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse and will have an opportunity to play a leadership role in the Consortium and collaborate with faculty in its foundational centers of excellence. This individual also will be able to take advantage of the Department’s close ties focal engagement with the Penn State Addiction Center for Translation (PS ACT), Penn State Neuroscience Institute (, and Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( The individual appointed to this unique position will be encouraged to seek a joint appointment in the Departments of Psychiatry or Neurology and the graduate faculty so they can teach and mentor graduate and/or medical students. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates must complete an online application at and should include as attachments a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, relevant license(s), at least three letters of recommendation, and selected (p)reprints. If unable to submit electronically, mail to Ms. Cathy Hirschbock, Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033. Please indicate “Combating Substance Abuse – NBS search” in the subject line of the email correspondence. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be sent to Ms. Cathy Hirschbock at

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088