Professional Development Opportunities


Yale University Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction

The Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine is inviting applications for clinical postdoctoral training in addictions, beginning July 1, 2015. Primary placement will be at the Forensic Drug Diversion (ForDD) Clinic, a community-based outpatient facility, which offers training in both the areas of assessment and evidenced-based interventions for offender populations diverted from corrections and criminal justice settings into substance abuse treatment. Fellows have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized experts in both substance use and forensic psychiatry. This placement affords experiences in evidenced-based clinical interventions, forensic substance dependency assessments, and research. The training program is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model, and fellows are expected to expend 75% of their effort in the clinic and didactics, and 25% will be devoted to research. Postdoctoral fellows will participate in a diverse training program including both didactic seminars (e.g., special populations in addictions, grant and scientific writing skills, career development, and biostatistics), research seminars in the Division of Substance Abuse, and individualized mentoring to build clinical expertise and programs of research. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an APA-approved program prior to July 1, 2015. Appointments are for 1-year with an option for reappointment for a second year. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Sherry McKee; Director, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Applications are due December 15, 2014.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Community Health or Community Development
Vanderbilt University

The interdisciplinary Department of Human and Organizational Development (HOD) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in community health or community development, broadly defined. We seek a candidate with strong research in the area of social determinants of health, health disparities, community-level health interventions and policies, or social, environmental, political, or economic development of communities.  The application review process will begin October 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit application material, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, select publications, and three reference letters via the following link:  Additional questions may be directed to Professor Paul Speer (paul.w.speer, 615-322-6881 or information about the department may be found at

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with research and teaching interests related to the health effects of foods and/or food components. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program that complements existing departmental- and university-related research and teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  Independent and shared laboratory space and equipment are available to support this position.  Applicants are encouraged to view the complete position announcement on the department’s website  Applications must be submitted in PDF format by December 1, 2014 for full consideration; incomplete applications will not be considered.  The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.  Inquiries can be made to: Michael Pagliassotti, Professor and Search Chair, 970-491-1390, Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)
Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor in Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University.The ideal candidate will contribute to scholarship and education in our award-winning and accredited master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy and our PhD program in Applied Developmental Science. This assistant professor position is designed to expand the department’s expertise in applied developmental science and prevention science, and to contribute to fulfilling our mission of promoting healthy human development. For more information, click here.

Assistant or Associate Professor
The University of Mississippi, The Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work housed in the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi, invites applications for 5 full-time enthusiastic and collegial, tenure track faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants for Associate Professor will have a record of service, teaching and research that is commiserate with that rank. Positions are located at the University of Mississippi Oxford campus located in Oxford, MS; at the University of Mississippi DeSoto campus located in Southaven, MS; and at the University of Mississippi Tupelo campus located in Tupelo, MS. For more information and to apply visit:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Social Work (tenure track)
Miami University, Department of Family Studies and Socail Work

Required Qualifications:  An earned doctorate in social work or a related field. An MSW degree and the ability and interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. History of or potential for external funding; active engagement in community and professional service; and knowledge of or experience working with multicultural populations. Established record of scholarly contributions in social work or a related field is expected at the associate professor level. Desired Qualifications: University teaching experience; leadership experience in social work education programs; record of successful external funding; experience in a multidisciplinary academic environment; and experience with online teaching. Active engagement in community and professional service.Duties: Teach graduate and undergraduate social work courses; advise students; develop a research and publications agenda; seek external grant funding; be engaged at the departmental and external levels; and contribute to social work curriculum development in the MASW and BSW programs. Application process: Send letter of application discussing teaching, research, social work practice, and service experience, along with a curriculum vita to

Department of Health and Human Services & National Institutes of Health
Health Scientist Administrator Positions

The National Institutes of Health invites you to apply for a professional career currently available in one of the 24 Institutes and Centers. Come join the nation’s premier medical research agency, where we are making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives! The National Institutes of Health has a number of Health Scientist Administrator vacancies. The Health Scientist Administrator positions will be accepting applications from September 19-September 29, 2014 for Montgomery County, MD. For scientific specialties, qualification requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the vacancy announcements at For Health Scientist Administrator questions, please contact Keyonna Butler at 301-594-4570 or



The purpose of these RFAs is to encourage research projects that investigate extracellular vesicles in HIV infection/progression or as potential HIV/AIDS biomarkers or therapeutics.  Proposed projects must also have a substance abuse component.  Set aside is $2 million in FY2015 funds to support 6-9 projects.  

Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt Date(s): December 15, 2014
Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R21)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt Date(s): December 15, 2014


Public Health Online

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College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Membership Drive 

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Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities

Information and presentation slides on minority and gender representation in clinical trials.

AAAS Science Report: Race, Ethnicity and NIH Research Awards

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The William T. Grant Foundation Mentoring Guide

Access this resource entitled Maximizing Mentoring: A Guide for Building Strong Relationships on the Foundation's website by clicking here.


NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Information on grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

Successful NIH grant proposals

Examples of successful NIH grant proposals at NIAID.

National Health Council Database

A resource to help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources.