The Department of Psychiatry at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-eligible Associate Professor or Professor of Psychiatry, and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry. The position will require an M.D. or D.O. with Board Certification in Psychiatry with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry, or a PhD in clinical psychology with substantial clinical and research experience in the area of substance use disorders.
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate clinical research leadership, as demonstrated by a track record of current NIH supported projects, and peer-reviewed articles related to studies of alcohol, opioid, nicotine, cocaine and/or cannabis dependence.
The Department has been funded in studies on the pharmacoeconomics of opioid dependence treatment, as well as in a multidisciplinary study of elements of protracted abstinence in a population of patients dependent upon opioid analgesics. The latte study includes a novel brain imaging modality, as well as subjective and objective indices of sleep and stress. In their various research activities on addictive disorders, faculty in the department work collaboratively with colleagues in the Department of Health Care Sciences in the area of nicotine dependence and health outcomes. Additional collaborations include colleagues at the main campus (including the NIDA – funded Methodology Center).
The Division Director would serve as the clinical research anchor in plans to apply for a university designated Center of Excellence, an effort being charted by investigators in the Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Neural and Behavioral Sciences. The latter department is currently supporting two full-time graduate students conducting clinical research on alcoholism and opioid dependence.
Medical degree - M.D., D.O. with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry, or PhD in clinical psychology with substantial clinical and research experience in the area of substance disorders
Completion of an accredited residency program
Licensed for the practice of medicine in the State of Pennsylvania
Board certification/eligibility in Psychiatry
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 551-bed level I regional trauma center. As Central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center and home to Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and Penn State College of Medicine, we are sought out as a resource for the most complex adult and pediatric cases. We have earned ANCC Magnet Recognition, which confirms our commitment to provide a professional environment that supports staff development and quality patient care.
Located in a safe family-friendly setting, Hershey, PA, our local neighborhoods boast a reasonable cost of living whether you prefer a more suburban setting or thriving city rich in theater, arts, and culture. Known as the home of the Hershey chocolate bar, Hershey’s community is rich in history and offers an abundant range of outdoor activities, arts, and diverse experiences. We’re conveniently located within a short distance to major cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NYC, Baltimore, and Washington DC. We’re proud of our community involvement and encourage you to learn more about our organization.
Interested candidates should submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae to:
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. EOE-AA-M/F/D/V.
Internal Number: 651/831
About Penn State Health
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across central Pennsylvania.
The system includes Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute, and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital (jointly owned), based in Hershey, Pa., as well as more than 1,300 physicians and direct care providers at 78 medical office locations. The system also has jointly owned health care providers, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.
Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University’s medical school.