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University of Rochester Associate Professor in Rochester, New York



The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor based on academic expertise and accomplishment. We are recruiting for a candidate with outstanding clinical research skills to create and lead a center related to the study of addiction and pain. Specifically, we are recruiting a grant-funded researcher with a focus on addressing the complex interplay between the experience of acute/chronic pain, use/misuse of addictive substances (prescription opioids, nicotine/tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, benzodiazepines), comorbid psychopathology (anxiety, depression), and issues related to health inequities, social determinants of health, and disparate health outcomes in minority, underserved, and disadvantaged populations. The successful candidate will develop a program of research related to these areas, will collaborate with other investigators, and will contribute to training and education activities in the areas of addiction psychiatry, health psychology and behavioral medicine, including supervision and mentoring of junior researchers.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Doctoral degree in psychology, psychiatry or another health-related profession (e.g., nursing) with experience in addiction psychiatry.

  2. Track record of research funding, research training and experience, with indications of academic success.

  3. Track record of conducting research on the issues noted above.

One of the nation's top academic medical centers, the University of Rochester Medical Center forms the centerpiece of the University's health research, teaching, patient care and community outreach missions. The University's health care delivery network is anchored by Strong Memorial Hospital - an 800-bed, University-owned teaching hospital which boasts specialty programs that consistently rank among the best in the nation. At URMC, our robust teaching and research programs transform the patient experience with fresh ideas and approaches steeped in disciplined science and the biopsychosocial model. Here, care is delivered by health care professionals who innovate, collaborate, and care deeply about the lives they touch.

The Department of Psychiatry at URMC offers a vibrant and stimulating setting in which to conduct research. There are active research programs in aging, psychosis, substance use, women’s health, interpersonal violence, psychiatric presentations in primary care settings, and other areas, and a large child and adolescent psychiatry program with multiple sites throughout the city and in surrounding towns. Research is facilitated by university groups such as the Mount Hope Family Center ( ) the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI; ), the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience ( ), the Goergen Institute for Data Science ( ), and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies ).

The surrounding counties constitute a community of over one million residents spread over many neighborhoods and townships. With a wealth of unique attractions and events spanning all four seasons, the city has been rated by Forbes as one of America’s top ten most livable cities, #3 Best Places to Raise a Family 2010, Top 50 Most Educated Cities in America, and boasts affordable housing and public schools that rank among the highest in the nation.

Compensation includes an excellent, nationally competitive base salary, with bonus/moonlighting opportunities, annual CME stipend, and generous benefits package through the University, including retirement program with direct University contribution and tuition benefits.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #245308 at

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $120,000 - $176,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Psychiatry M&D Addiction Psych