Tenured or Tenure-Track Open Rank Faculty Position, Public Policy, in the Rutgers Addiction Research Center/ Brain Health Institute 

The Brain Health Institute (BHI; brainhealthinstitute.rutgers.edu) and Rutgers Addiction Research Center (RARC; addiction.rutgers.edu) are recruiting a tenured or tenure track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level to expand our research program in public policy implications of addiction.  

The RARC is an initiative of the Brain Health Institute and is a translational research center that brings together researchers from across the Rutgers campuses, medical schools, and health systems for collaborative, interdisciplinary work focused on tackling addiction. With over 150 faculty who work across the domains of Public Policy, Epidemiology, Etiology, & Prevention; Basic Science; and Treatment & Recovery, the RARC is the only comprehensive addiction center in New Jersey. The RARC creates opportunities for collaboration and community, bringing together faculty with a passion for innovative, cross-disciplinary research who are employing cutting edge approaches to studying substance misuse and addiction. The RARC’s Public Policy domain is especially interested in expanding expertise in cutting edge and newly- evolving areas in addictive behaviors, such as compulsive sexual behavior, binge eating, and hoarding disorder, as well as in the substance-based addiction areas of cannabis and psychedelic research and policy. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree, and a research program with currently active federal funding that addresses key public policy questions related to substance-based and/or behavioral addictions. Senior candidates will be considered for an Associate Director role in the RARC, a leadership position overseeing the growth of targeted research areas within the RARC. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minority candidates. 

To become a part of our vibrant research community, applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and a brief statement of research accomplishments and plans to Dr. Lia Nower, chair of the search committee, at rarc@bhi.rutgers.edu with the subject line, “RARC Faculty Position – Public Policy”. 

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