Faculty Positions in Translational Research in Addiction

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Closing date
Oct 17, 2023

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Research Area
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Job Details

Our new Kahlert Institute for Addiction Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting several tenure-track or tenured faculty members at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank. We are interested in PhD, MD, or MD/PhD candidates whose research interests focus on translational neuroscience of addiction, with research strengths in one of the following: (1) computational psychiatry, (2) experimental therapeutics (encompassing behavioral, biosocial, pharmacologic, brain stimulation, or other therapeutic avenues), and (3) pain, with an emphasis on non-addictive therapeutics.

The candidates’ research program will be in line with the mission of the Kahlert Institute for Addiction Medicine, which is dedicated to transforming addiction research, prevention, treatment, and education across the State of Maryland. The faculty will be immersed in a highly collaborative environment with dynamic and productive research programs, state-of-the-art equipment, and outstanding core facilities. The new hires will have an appointment in a basic or clinical department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine but housed in and affiliated with the Kahlert Institute for Addiction Medicine. We offer highly competitive salary and recruitment packages. All institute faculty are members of the University of Maryland - Medicine Institute for Neuroscience Discovery (UM-MIND) and the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Neuroscience.

Expected rank for this position will be Assistant Professor or higher, however, final rank and tenure status will be commensurate with selected candidate’s experience.

Candidates should submit, as a single PDF: cover letter; curriculum vitae; brief statement of research interests and vision; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement; and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2300014G&lang=en .

 UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. We encourage applications from a broad range of applicants with backgrounds and life experiences that are underrepresented in biomedical research, including but not limited to underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and persons from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the recruitment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.



The Kahlert Institute for Addiction Medicine is leveraging the most advanced research and clinical care with a single goal in mind – to overcome addiction. 

The Institute brings together leading addiction experts to collaborate and create the synergy necessary for systemic change. University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty scientists serve as an integral part of the Institute.  They include neuroscientists studying the brain mechanisms underlying addictions and physician educators working to train a new generation of medical students and residents. They also include clinicians providing a continuum of addiction care with evidence-based harm reduction measures that minimize the negative consequences of drug use on a patient’s overall health.

The Kahlert Institute for Addiction Medicine is dedicated to improving the lives of Marylanders living with and affected by addiction. To confront the generational challenge of substance abuse,  the Kahlert Institute will seek to transform addiction research, prevention, treatment, and education across Maryland, successfully integrating groups across many disciplines to create the necessary synergy for systemic change. In doing so, the Institute will uniquely support the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s mission to improve the human condition and serve the public good in Maryland and in society at large through its services.

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