The University of New Mexico (UNM) is seeking a dynamic, innovative, results-oriented, addiction scientist for the position of Director of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA), one of UNM’s premier strategic research centers. The selected candidate will report directly to the Vice President for Research (VPR), and will become a tenured faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences with full academic year University salary support.
Established in 1989, CASAA has developed an outstanding international reputation as a center for research on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders and the adverse consequences of use. CASAA’s 80 staff, faculty, and affiliated members have the mission of generating, conveying, and applying knowledge to reduce the suffering related to addiction. The center is a multi-million dollar entity.
A full description of the current research of CASAA-affiliated faculty is available at http://casaa.unm.edu. CASAA investigators have a long history of successful NIH funding. CASAA also supports students at all levels in research and maintains an NIH Institutional Research Training Grant to support pre- and post-doctoral trainees. Finally, CASAA investigators support the research mission of the University through service on university-wide committees and by providing proposal-writing training through a formal annual seminar and individualized mentoring.
CASAA’s work is multidisciplinary and includes collaborations with multiple UNM Main Campus and Health Sciences Center departments as well as with investigators at institutions throughout the US and internationally. The ability to navigate the intricacies of a complex institutional environment is critical. CASAA researchers are leaders in one of UNM’s Research Grand Challenges (grandchallenges.unm.edu), a University Presidential initiative. The Substance Use Disorders Challenge brings together nearly 100 researchers and community partners in a strategic, coordinated and integrated approach to improve outcomes for communities within New Mexico and to advance UNM’s standing as an incubator for substance use research innovation. The Grand Challenges initiative further enables researchers to work across disciplinary boundaries and provides institutional investments and support for pilot projects that will lead to additional extramural funding.
The University of New Mexico is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Highest Research Activity University, and is one of a few such universities that is also an Hispanic Serving Institution. UNM's eleven colleges and schools serve a diverse student population of over 26,000. UNM provides an excellent research environment and a unique demographic of superbly trained researchers.
The programmatic research focus of the successful candidate may deepen current areas of expertise or broaden the existing CASAA research portfolio. Additional qualifications include a publication record commensurate with that of a successful scientist/faculty member, good interpersonal and leadership skills, solid grant management experience, and willingness to assume limited departmental responsibilities in the candidate’s home department. Departmental affiliation will be consistent with the candidate’s training and expertise; we envision that the successful candidate will have a record sufficient to merit appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank.
The successful candidate will:
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For complete details of this position, please visit http://casaadirectorsearch.unm.edu.
To apply, visit: https//unmjobs.unm.edu/ and reference: REQ10141
Best consideration date for applications: October 15, 2019
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.