Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse Strategic Hires

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Departments of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education ; Penn State's Harrisburg Health Policy and Addiction Studies ; Neural & Behavioral Sciences ; Nursing ; Rehabilitation and Human Services ; Sociology and Criminology, in conjunction with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI ; at The Pennsylvania State University, announce seven tenure track positions in substance abuse as part of the University's recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA ; We seek colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad areas of: pathways to addiction, criminal justice and/or spillover effects of substance abuse to families and communities.

Penn State is committed to building research, education and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance abuse. These strategic hires will build on our faculty's long tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary and translational research on substance abuse and addiction, including in the University's academic departments as well as centers of research such as the Penn State Addiction Center for Translation (PS ACT), ; Administrative Data Accelerator, ; Child Study Center, ; Criminal Justice Research Center, ; Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, ; Research Institute, ; Center for Educational Disparities Research ; Child Maltreatment Solutions Network ; and Social, Life and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, CCSA faculty will also have access to research infrastructure in Penn State's cross-university research Institutes, including the SSRI, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, ; Huck Institutes of Life Sciences ; Institute for CyberScience, ; Penn State Cancer Institute ; and Penn State Neuroscience Institute

Our expectation is that these new colleagues will work actively to build a powerful inter-disciplinary community of scholars focused on illuminating the multi-level processes that give rise to addiction, designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating novel, evidence-based approaches for prevention and treatment of addiction and identifying and ameliorating the effects of substance abuse on families and communities. Salaries are competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available as are startup funds to support the applicant's research program. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.Projected start date is July, 2021. We encourage applicants to review all positions and consider applying to all those that are of interest. Please see the below links:

Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education (AESE) is a uniquely positioned department in the College of Agricultural Science that builds on long traditions of high-quality research, teaching and outreach programs in all three clusters. Our vision is to provide excellence and leadership within and across these disciplines. The synergy across the disciplines in the department offers cutting edge research by close to fifty faculty members as well as training opportunities in four undergraduate majors and five graduate programs. As the home of applied social sciences in the college, our responsibility is to engage in research, teaching, and outreach focusing on the societal and community context of agricultural sciences. We invite you to visit us and experience this unique environment as a student, a colleague or a stakeholder.

    Penn State's Harrisburg Health Policy and Addiction Studies
  • Penn State Harrisburg, a comprehensive College of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation, invites applications for a tenure-trackor tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Health Policy.

    Neural & Behavioral Sciences
  • This department was created in 2006 by the amalgamation of the Department of Neuroscience and Anatomy with the Department of Behavioral Science. In addition to their own research programs, our faculty members have strong collaborations with many other basic science and clinical departments. We also have strong educational programs and serve as the home for theanatomyandneurosciencegraduate programs that provide opportunities for both master's and doctoral students.

  • Penn State's College of Nursing is one of the largest educators of pre-licensure students in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students on 13 campuses. Our College is positioned to lead the next generation of nurses and nurse scientists while enhancing the health of all people through quality care and education.

    Rehabilitation and Human Services
  • The Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE) is located in the College of Education. The undergraduate and graduate programs in the EPCSE department provide students an education focused on prevention and intervention for at risk and marginalized populations. In 2019, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the program in Rehabilitation Counseling at Penn State as one of the top in the nation (#4). The RHS program is among the oldest in the U.S. and long history dating back to 1957 at Penn State. EPCSE has extensive links with key College and University Centers of Excellence, networks, and Institutes that provide research infrastructure and extensive collaboration opportunities.

    Sociology and Criminology
  • The Department of Sociology and Criminology is positioned within the College of Liberal Arts. This department has widely recognized strengths in the areas of criminology, demography, family, health, inequality, institutions and culture, and communities and environments. Faculty and students study topics ranging from racial and ethnic health disparities, to the causes of juvenile delinquency and drug use, to family relationships and gender inequality.

    CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review at

    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.