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Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
Department Center of Alcohol Studies
Salary Open
Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor level tenure-track faculty member for our Master’s in Applied Psychology Program (MAP) housed in The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and the Center of Alcohol Studies. This faculty member, with an expertise in substance use disorders, will develop the alcohol and drug use curriculum for the new Master’s Program concentration in alcohol and substance use disorders, and provide support to the Director of the MAP program, as well as the Director of the Center of Alcohol Studies.

Master’s Program Description:
The 42-credit Master’s of Applied Psychology (MAP) offers instruction in foundational knowledge of the scientific basis of psychology, education, and training in applied areas of psychology. This course of study provides students with knowledge needed to understand individual and collective behaviors; develop quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis and research design needed to analyze the corresponding physical and environmental contributors to human behavior; and a beginning understanding of the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders, including a concentration in substance use disorders.

Primary Responsibilities include:
1) serving as a core faculty member for the concentration in alcohol and drug use disorders of the Master’s Program in Applied Psychology; 2) assisting with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the core curriculum in alcohol and drug use disorders; 3) serving as a research scientist in the Center of Alcohol Studies, directly assisting the Director of the Center with implementing the mission of the Center.

Additional Responsibilities include:
• Work with the MAP Director to establish program teaching assignments relative to the substance abuse curriculum.
• Serve as faculty advisor to students; coordinate and evaluate academic advising of students.
• Review, approve, and file course syllabi for the substance use disorder curriculum of the Program.
• Participate in research and writing requested, and necessary self-study or program-related reports.
• Work with the Center of Alcohol Studies Director to coordinate substance use related shared educational and research goals for projects across GSAPP and CAS.


Minimum Education and Experience

• A doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
• A strong record of scholarship.
• An active program of research and publications in alcohol and/or drug studies.
• Experience with curriculum development in the area of substance use disorders.
• Experience with teaching at an undergraduate and graduate level, as well as professional experience.
• Experience with online, as well as on ground, teaching formats.
• Excellent organizational skills.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Clinician-scientist with a successful history of research, teaching, and mentoring of students.
• Academic and curriculum development experience in the area of substance use disorders.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to be flexible and working in an environment of expansion and change.
• Candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally funded research program.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey is a Research University located a few miles from New York City. GSAPP’s commitment to diversity, social justice and helping the underserved contributes to a supportive and mission focused training. We place a high degree of emphasis on fostering and encouraging a diverse community of faculty and students and on supporting research/practice that benefits diverse and under-served communities; applicants who can contribute in this valued direction are particularly encouraged to apply. More information on our school can be found at:
The Center of Alcohol Studies (CAS) is a multidisciplinary research and training institute located on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University, which performs clinical and biomedical research on alcohol and substance use disorders. The center originated at Yale University before it moved to Rutgers in 1962. The CAS serves as a home to clinical and biomedical researchers and clinical practitioners across Rutgers University schools and programs, as well as an illustrious group of affiliated scientists outside of the university.


Posting Details

Posting Number 17FA1346
Posting Open Date
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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of References
  5. Research Statement
  6. Reference Letters
Optional Documents