Assistant/Associate Professor in Addiction Science
University of Florida Department of Psychiatry
United States


The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida (UF), College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Addiction Science. The position is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenured or tenured track faculty position, based on history of and/or potential for NIH or equivalent external funding.  The position is expected to address research and teaching needs. Clinical duties are not expected to be a component of the position.

The department is seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated potential for cutting-edge clinical research and a strong publication record in the area of addiction science. The applicant should possess experience in clinical addiction science and specific skills in the study of lifespan trajectories, psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and/or the application of large data sets to inform science, practice, and policy. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and diverse populations. Addiction faculty in the department are engaged in UF and national collaborations that afford rich opportunities for career development. As a faculty member in the College of Medicine, the candidate will also contribute to its education mission by participating in graduate and/or medical education. Finally, the successful candidate must be willing to engage in service at the level of the department, college, and larger profession and demonstrate a strong commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Eligible applicants require a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience (3-5 years) including work in clinical addiction science whether in psychology (cognitive, developmental, clinical), neuroscience, or a related field. Preference may be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in the analysis and application of large databases. Documented evidence of productivity based on publications in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and scientific presentations are requisite. Successful competition for and/or evidence of a high probability for conduct of an externally funded program of research is also required. Evidence of effective mentoring and collegial interactions with scientific and clinical colleagues will also be important considerations.


Research Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida are engaged in groundbreaking projects covering a variety of interests through our Centers, labs, and collaborations with other departments. This position provides opportunities for active collaboration with addiction scientists across the UF campus through its Center for Addiction Research & Education (UF CARE - Center for Addiction Research & Education ). UF CARE (Director, Sara Jo Nixon, PhD) has over 50 faculty scientists who represent 7 UF Colleges and 16 academic departments.

The successful applicant would work closely with both scientists and clinician scientists in the department working in addiction science. Because UF is an active site for the NIH-landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (Nixon, MPI), the successful candidate may also engage opportunities to collaborate with a large national network.

UF is an active campus in the heart of a growing city.  UF is one of the Top 10 public universities in the nation and one of the largest medical centers in Florida. UF is a leader in the Southeast for innovative, evidence-based treatment programs for a variety of mental health disorders with a strong commitment to the conduct of clinical science. UF College of Medicine is ranked 43rd in the nation by US News and World Report. UF is ranked #19 among public medical schools in the U.S. with $349 million in total research and sponsored program funding and researchers exploring topics across nine research centers and institutes. Why Choose Medicine At UF?


The City of Gainesville holds many distinctions. Located in the northern part of Florida, Gainesville is home to the state’s largest and oldest university (UF), and is one of the state's centers of education, innovation, healthcare, arts & culture, sports, and more. You can find the city routinely listed as one of the best college towns, best places to live, and best places to retire. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide endless entertainment to thousands of visitors and locals every year. Things to do in Gainesville  , Visit Gainesville

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of the online application:  

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualification relative to the credentials listed above.
  • A statement on research goals/visions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of your most substantive peer reviewed journal article, demonstrating contribution to the field.
  • Reference Names/Contact Information (3). The cover letter should include the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide an evaluative appraisal of the applicant’s work, potential in the field, and capacity to be an effective colleague in an academic health sciences center.  References will be requested from the Department should be applicant be considered. 
  • Diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture.

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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