Open Rank Tenure-Line Faculty

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
12/17/2018
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
84734
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
Vice President of Research
Department:
Multiple

Description

Penn State University Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Strategic Hires: The Departments of Biobehavioral Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminology, in conjunction with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI; http://www.ssri.psu.edu/) at The Pennsylvania State University, announce five tenure track positions in substance abuse as part of the University’s recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA; https://CombatSubstanceAbuse.ssri.psu.edu). We seek colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad areas of: pathways to addiction, criminal justice and/or spillover effects of substance abuse to families and communities (position descriptions below). Penn State is committed to building our research, education and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance abuse and will hire up to twelve new faculty members over the next four years. These strategic hires will build on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary and translational research on substance abuse and addiction, including in the University’s academic departments as well as centers of research excellence such as the Penn State Addiction Center for Translation (PS ACT); Administrative Data Accelerator, http://www.accelerator.psu.edu; Child Study Center, csc.psych.psu.edu; Criminal Justice Research Center, http://justicecenter.psu.edu/; Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, http://www.prevention.psu.edu; Methodology Center https://methodology.psu.edu/; Population Research Institute, www.pop.psu.edu; Center for Educational Disparities Research http://www.ssri.psu.edu/center-educational-disparities-research; Child Maltreatment Solutions Network http://solutionsnetwork.psu.edu; and Social, Life and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, https://www.imaging.psu.edu. CCSA faculty will also have access to research infrastructure in Penn State’s cross-university research Institutes, including the SSRI, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, http://ctsi.psu.edu/; Huck Institutes of Life Sciences https://www.huck.psu.edu/; Institute for CyberScience, https://ics.psu.edu; Penn State Cancer Institute https://cancer.psu.edu/; and Penn State Neuroscience Institute https://hmc.pennstatehealth.org/neuroscience-institute. Our expectation is that these new colleagues will work actively to build a powerful inter-disciplinary community of scholars focused on illuminating the multi-level processes that give rise to addiction, designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating novel, evidence-based approaches for prevention and treatment of addiction and identifying and ameliorating the effects of substance abuse on families and communities. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant’s research program. To apply, applicants must complete an online application https://psu.jobs and provide materials as requested below. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Expected start date is August, 2019. We encourage applicants to review all five positions and consider applying to all those that are of interest. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to play a leadership role in the CCSA. Department of Biobehavioral Health – Open Rank Tenure-line Position Focused on Substance Abuse. Campus/Location: University Park Campus. Job Number: 83861. Link to Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/83861. Work Unit: College of Health and Human Development. Department: Biobehavioral Health. Description: The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH; https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh) in the College of Health and Human Development announces an open-rank tenure-line faculty position that integrates behavioral and biological approaches to examine substance abuse in vulnerable populations. Given youth vulnerability to the onset of substance use and abuse, interdisciplinary and developmentally informed research programs that examine how environmental factors (e.g., early life trauma, developmental stress, impoverished social and physical environments, etc.) interact with biological factors (e.g., brain development, genetics, etc.) to increase adolescent/young adult susceptibility to substance abuse disorders and addiction are of particular interest. Candidates should demonstrate an established interdisciplinary research program and a successful history of external funding that integrates behavioral and biological approaches to examine substance abuse. We welcome candidates with research programs that integrate multiple levels of analysis, including at the biological, social, and/or societal context levels. BBH seeks a faculty colleague who is interested in and committed to participating in an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn State and contributing to the mission of the new Consortium for Combating Substance Abuse. The new Consortium builds on existing interdisciplinary strengths within BBH, wherein research examines substance abuse through a developmental lens and considers both biological and behavioral underpinnings of addiction. The successful candidate also will have opportunities for involvement in one or more centers that provide the foundation for the Consortium, listed above. Candidates should consider how their program of research will connect to mission of one or more of these centers and to Penn State’s interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate also will have access to research facilities and institutes at Penn State as noted above and including the Department’s shared Biomarker Core Lab (https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh/about/biomarker-core-lab). Questions about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Christopher Engeland at bbhfacultysearch2@psu.edu. Applicants should complete an online application https://psu.jobs/job/83861, including a cover letter that describes research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and 3 reprints or preprints that convey research interests and expertise. Three professional letters of reference should be sent directly from the letter writers to Dr. Christopher Engeland at bbhfacultysearch2@psu.edu, or by postal mail to: Dr. Christopher Engeland, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biobehavioral Health, 219 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park, PA 16802. Please indicate "Consortium on Combating Substance Abuse - BBH search" in the subject line of email correspondence. Department of Human Development and Family Studies – Open Rank Tenure-line Position Focused on Substance Abuse. Campus/Location: University Park Campus. Job Number: 83921. Link to Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/83921. Work Unit: College of Health and Human Development. Department: Human Development and Family Studies. Description: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; www.hhdev.psu.edu/HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development invites applications for a tenure-line faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor whose research examines: developmental pathways to substance use, abuse, and addiction and/or the effects of substance abuse on the health and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families. Inherent in this position will be a focus on the translation of knowledge obtained into intervention aimed at preventing substance abuse over the life course and more immediate time scales. Specific focus areas for this position include, but are not limited to, parental drug addiction; substance abuse prevention and intervention; risk and protective factors; environmental climate in the home; marital and co-parenting relations; parent-child dynamics; parental monitoring; family, peer, neighborhood, policy and media influences; policy impact analysis, and how contextual factors impact and interact with genetic, physiological and neurodevelopmental factors. The successful applicant will be a leader in a program of research with demonstrated impact on policy and/or practice, a strong publication record, and a track record of securing external funding. Responsibilities include directing a research program focusing on substance abuse, teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses, and directing theses/dissertations. An earned doctorate in the behavioral or social sciences and the promise of continued outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required. The successful applicant will have the opportunity for a leadership role in the Consortium for Combating Substance Abuse (CCSA). Rated by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the top developmental science programs in the country, and #1 in a recent survey of HDFS doctoral programs in North America (http://u.osu.edu/adventuresinhdfs/the-hdfs-report-claire-kamp-dushs-ranking-of-hdfs-programs-in-north-america/, HDFS administers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs in its core, signature areas of individual development, family science, prevention/intervention, and developmental methods. HDFS is a dynamic, multidisciplinary and collaborative department, committed to excellence, innovation and impact in understanding and improving the lives of individuals and families in diverse contexts. The successful faculty member will have opportunities to collaborate with the Department’s superb group of research methodologists who have expertise in prevention/intervention trial design, administrative/intensive longitudinal data analysis, and within-person/within-family methods that assess, analyze, and interpret daily and real-time information about ongoing individual-environment interactions. HDFS has extensive links with the centers of excellence that provide the foundation for the new Consortium and that provide research infrastructure and extensive collaboration opportunities, as delineated above. The successful candidate also will have the opportunity to work with colleagues in the Administrative Data Accelerator http://www.accelerator.psu.edu/ to translate research findings into economic and policy-relevant language that will resonate with policymakers and spur policy change. To apply, submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and selected supporting material (e.g., reprints, preprints) to http://psu.jobs/job/83921. If unable to submit electronically, mail to Ms. Dawn Nelson, Developmental Perspectives on Combating Substance Abuse, Human Development and Family Studies, 119 Health and Human Development Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Maggs (jmaggs@psu.edu). Please indicate “Combating Substance Abuse – HDFS search” in the subject line of email correspondence. Department of Neural & Behavioral Science – Open Rank Tenure Track Position Focused on Substance Abuse. Campus/Location: Hershey Campus. Job Number: 84570. Link to Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/84570. Work Unit: College of Medicine. Department: Neural and Behavioral Science. Description: The Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS; https://med.psu.edu/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 will 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 https://hmc.pennstatehealth.org/neuroscience-institute, and Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute http://ctsi.psu.edu/. 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 he or she 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 http://psu.jobs/job/84570 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 chirschbock@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. Department of Psychology – Open Rank Tenure-Track Position Focused on Substance Abuse. Campus/Location: University Park Campus. Job Number: 84241. Link to Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/84241. Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts. Department: Psychology. Description: The Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts http://psych.la.psu.edu/ announces one tenure line faculty position to start in Fall 2019; the position is open rank, but hiring an established scholar is a priority. We seek a candidate whose research is focused on substance abuse during adolescence, broadly defined and/or on consequences for children of substance abuse in parents. The successful candidate will affiliate with the graduate training program in developmental or child clinical psychology and should have an established and influential research program in one or more of the following areas: developmental pathways to substance abuse, including prenatal exposure; negative spillover of parental substance abuse on children’s development, including on substance use during adolescence; impact of adolescent substance abuse on families and communities; basic research on biological, cognitive-affective, and social-familial mechanisms that can inform both developmental models and intervention efforts; and development and evaluation of interventions to prevent and treat adolescent substance abuse or to mitigate effects on families, including effects on parenting. We welcome candidates with research programs that incorporate multiple levels of analysis, including social and societal context. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to play a leadership role in the CCSA. We seek a faculty colleague who is interested in and committed to participating in an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn State contributing to the mission of the CCSA. In addition to co-funding by the SSRI, this position will be supported by the Child Study Center (CSC; csc.psych.psu.edu), which is housed in the Department of Psychology and functions as a university-wide translational research center that supports and advances developmental science aimed at promoting positive educational, health, and mental health outcomes for children, adolescents, and families. Opportunities also include collaborations with the other centers of excellence that form the new Consortium, as delineated above, as well as with the PSU Psychological Clinic, the CSC’s satellite centers in urban areas throughout the state, and the Africana Research Center (http://arc.la.psu.edu/). Interested candidates must complete an online application at https://psu.jobs/job/84241, and should include as attachments a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, at least three letters of recommendation, and selected (p)reprints electronically. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Questions regarding the application process can be emailed to Kelly Confer at kym3@psu.edu, and questions regarding the position can be sent to Stephen Wilson at sjw42@psu.edu. Department of Sociology and Criminology – Open Rank Tenure-line Position Focused on Substance Abuse. Campus/Location: University Park Campus. Date Announced: 11/8/18. Link to Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/84023. Work Unit: College of the Liberal Arts. Department: Sociology and Criminology. Description: The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of the Liberal Arts (http://sociology.la.psu.edu/) invites applications for a tenure line faculty position to begin in Fall 2019; the position is open rank, but hiring an established scholar is a priority. We seek an outstanding social scientist whose research is directed at documenting, understanding, and reducing the direct and collateral consequences of substance abuse for individuals, families, and communities. We are particularly interested in adding to the department a scholar whose research addresses the consequences of substance abuse for one or more of the following set of outcomes: child and adolescent development, criminal behavior and criminal justice contact, drug policy and its impact, adverse health outcomes, family functioning, labor markets, and community vitality. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong record of policy-relevant research, translational activities, or community outreach, as well as a strong external funding record or the possibility of developing such a record. This position will be closely linked to the resources and opportunities available in several Penn State centers and institutes, including the Penn State Population Research Institute (PRI; http://www.pop.psu.edu/), Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC; http://justicecenter.psu.edu/), and Administrative Data Accelerator (http://www.accelerator.psu.edu/). To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita, and the names of three references at https://psu.jobs/job/84023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Eric Baumer (epbaumer@psu.edu).

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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