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The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) ( at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University invites applications for a tenure track faculty appointment at the level of Assistant to mid-career Associate Professor.

CSAR has a vibrant, interdisciplinary program of preclinical research focused on understanding the neurobiology of addiction and pain, with the aim of developing improved therapeutics. Aspects of these avenues of investigation include neuronal circuitry; the roles of chemokines, cytokines and glia; receptor expression and signal transduction; and predisposing factors such as stress and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Center faculty members are internationally recognized for research on opioids, cannabinoids, cocaine, and cathinones, as well as drug interactions. The Center holds a P30 Center of Excellence Grant and Training Grant from NIDA (NIH). CSAR faculty have attractive, modern offices and laboratories, and hold primary appointments in various basic science departments in the School of Medicine.

The successful applicant should have a PhD and/or MD, postdoctoral experience, and an active, funded research program in an area that can enhance and complement ongoing research in CSAR. Of particular interest are candidates using cutting-edge technologies to explore mechanisms of pain or addiction, particularly as related to opioids.

Interested candidates should submit their applications which should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future directions, and names and contact information for three reference, to: Toby K. Eisenstein, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Search Committee, C/O Michael R. Lester, Sr. Director Physician/Faculty Recruitment, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: Phone: 215-707-5666 Fax: 215-707-9452.
The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Diversity Statement:
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.