UAA - Assistant Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 10
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

CAAS conducts research that addresses substance abuse in Alaska. The Center focuses on interdisciplinary and collaborative studies related to health issues of particular relevance to Alaskan residents. Prospective research foci include the determinants of substance abuse behaviors including alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances, protective factors associated with resilience in the face of such effects, and practical interventions to mitigate the effects of or treat such behaviors. Applicants must hold an earned terminal degree (MD, PhD, or DrPH) in alcohol and addiction studies or a related field and be qualified to teach research methods and addiction classes.

Duties:

Seeking a full-time, tripartite, tenure track Assistant Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies.

The Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies (CAAS) was established by the Board of Regents in 1972 to address the problem of substance abuse in Alaska. The Center is housed within the Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS) (http://www.ichs.uaa.alaska.edu) which is a health research institute within the College of Health (COH) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). CAAS conducts research that addresses substance abuse in Alaska. Research activities center around the stimulation and coordination of interdisciplinary and collaborative studies and the promotion of scientific interchanges of alcohol and drug-related information. 

The focus of the position will be on health issues of particular relevance for Alaskan residents. Prospective research foci will include the determinants of substance abuse behaviors including alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful substances, protective factors associated with resilience in the face of such effects, and practical interventions to mitigate the effects of or treat such behaviors. This position will work with interdisciplinary teams of UA faculty to conduct research contributing to the knowledge base regarding the role of social and physical determinants of population health in Alaska and the circumpolar north. The successful candidate will lead the CAAS-ICHS Addiction Studies, actively collaborate with state, national and international organizations in cooperative discussions, and conduct research and activities designed to improve health conditions in the circumpolar north. In addition, this position will mentor research staff and students and maintain a teaching component.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

The applicant for this position must present evidence that clearly demonstrates the following: Scientific leadership and administration; NIH-funded and/or similar grant support; Circumpolar Research experience, Commitment to the development of meaningful partnerships and interactions with research partners, junior faculty, and research associates.

Required Experience:

Three years of experience conducting funded health research with a record of peer reviewed publications, collaborative research, and community engagement.  Experience teaching and advising graduate and undergraduate students in public health, addiction, research methods, or related subjects.

Typical Education or Training:

Terminal degree (MD, PhD, or DrPH), in alcohol and addiction studies or a related field.

Salary:  DOE

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination

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