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Tenure-Track Faculty Opportunity – Assistant Professor

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not Specified
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023


Position Specifications

                              Tenure-Track Faculty Opportunity – Assistant Professor          

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR)

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania





Tenure Track Faculty Opportunity at Renowned Research Center in Philadelphia!


The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University invites applications for a tenure track faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor to expand our breadth of basic science substance abuse research. This includes preclinical cell and animal models and/or patient-based research areas.


CSAR has been the cornerstone for research on the biological basis of substance use disorders at LKSOM for the past 25 years. This multidisciplinary center houses highly collaborative, internationally renowned faculty and their laboratories to answer key questions in addiction and addiction-related research spanning the impact of drugs of abuse on the brain and immune system, stress and pain mechanisms, pharmacology of existing and novel analgesics to the identification of potential new therapeutic agents. CSAR brings together faculty from across the Temple campuses to create a vibrant environment to support innovative research and an enriched training environment.  CSAR is home to a long-standing training grant funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) that provides mentorship and research training to Ph.D. and MD/PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in addiction research. A Core Center of Excellence grant from NIDA enhances CSAR's research activities and expertise. CSAR is committed to providing a dynamic and collegial environment with opportunities to collaborate with the new translational and clinical Temple Addiction Research Medicine (T-ARM) Institute.


To learn more about the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR), click HERE.


To learn more about Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, click HERE.


Position Qualifications

Successful candidates must require a doctoral degree, including a Ph.D., MD/Ph.D. or equivalent, a strong academic record, and a research program with demonstrated success with federal funding in addiction-related disorders.


Faculty Appointment, Benefits/Compensation

The new faculty member will carry a Tenure Track faculty appointment in LKSOM within the Department of Neural Sciences. The annual compensation shall be determined based on experience and qualifications. In addition to a competitive salary, a comprehensive suite of benefits includes a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, and tuition remission. In addition, the position offers a uniquely supportive academic environment strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote world-class equitable patient care, medical education and research, individual career development, and collegiality among faculty.


Procedure for Candidacy

To become a part of this supportive and energetic community, applicants must complete an online application, which is available here:


Your application will be considered complete once you have submitted all the required documents and information. 


Application materials should include a cover letter stating the area of expertise and qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; synopses of current research interests, professional goals, and past accomplishments (3-page maximum); teaching statement (1-page maximum); and three letters of reference or contact information from three professional references (name, title, email address and phone number for each). A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged.  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


Please address your application to Anjali M. Rajadhyaksha, Ph.D., Professor of Neural Sciences, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Research, C/O, Michael R. Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.


Dr. Rajadhyaksha will be attending Neuroscience 2023 - please reach out if you would like to schedule a time to meet with her during the conference. 


For confidential inquiries and or questions about the opportunity, don't hesitate to get in touch with Michael R. Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, at


We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see


Temple University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.




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