Brown University invites innovative, experienced, and collaborative leaders to apply for the position of Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS). This position comes with a tenured/ tenure-track appointment in the School of Public Health. CAAS is an internationally renowned research center in addiction research and is one of thirteen major centers at the School of Public Health.
The ideal candidate will expand and support the Center’s role as a national leader of innovative alcohol and addiction scholarship and practice. The Director provides strategic vision, intellectual leadership, and administrative oversight to the Center, and advances and promotes its mission of collaborative research to provide more effective treatment for alcohol and drug use. In this role, the Director of CAAS will both build innovative alcohol and addiction-related research programs at the School of Public Health, and manage and support existing areas of strength, all while enhancing the research infrastructure and external impact that underpin the Center’s success. They will have the opportunity to work with other research leaders across the School. The next Director will be encouraged to work with funders, policy leaders, and community partners to enhance translation of Center research into population-level impact.
The Center currently has over 40 core faculty and $21 million in research funding. It has a particularly strong track record in mentoring early career scientists, including through a 36 year-old NIAAA T32 postdoctoral training grant and a 19 year-old NIDA T32 training grant. CAAS faculty conduct empirical research in a variety of areas, such as laboratory investigations of mechanisms underlying vulnerability to substance use disorders, randomized controlled trials of pharmacological and behavioral interventions for substance use disorders, and implementation science. CAAS faculty are also deeply involved in teaching and administrative roles within the School.
The successful candidate will bring a record of outstanding achievement in research productivity through publications and external funding, in teaching and advising students/fellows, and in mentorship of junior faculty. The candidate should have an excellent national and international reputation.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and diversity statement. In the application letter, please provide a statement of leadership vision/philosophy. In the diversity statement, please address how your past and present work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and how you intend to continue your commitment to diversity and health equity in future work. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service and community engagement.
Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2022 Full consideration will be given to all applications received by that date. Applications received after the priority deadline may be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed.