Stony Brook, NY

March 15, 2022

Job description: Suffolk County New York, where Stony Brook University is situated, is currently facing a growing opioid epidemic. This, in an addition to the other substance Use Disorders, has led to the need for a Director of Addiction Psychiatry. Stony Brook University Hospital, as well as community hospitals that are part of Stony Brook Medicine that operate NYS licensed SUD inpatient and outpatient programs, will require a coordinated effort to help address the county-wide problem.

The Director will be tasked with providing the clinical, educational and research programs for substances of abuse and coordinate efforts between hospitals and clinics. The Director will work with the Hospitals and the School of Medicine to provide comprehensive services across the spectrum. The Director will routinely collaborate with internal and external stakeholders when developing programs and moving the community toward a prevention model. The Director will be expected to recruit and retain junior and mid-level clinicians and scientists, and work collaboratively with faculty and staff at affiliated institutions.

Special Notes

Non-Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. To qualify for a senior faculty appointment, the candidate must meet the criteria established by the School of Medicine (

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.

Campus Description

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are

not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request . It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Required Qualifications:

  • MD or DO.
  • Demonstrated expertise in addiction medicine.
  • Experience running a multidisciplinary team of practitioners.
  • Board-Certified in Addiction Psychiatry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in building and expanding substance use disorder services across a health system.
  • History of applying for and running an addictions psychiatry fellowship.
  • History of federal grant funding.

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For questions regarding this position, please contact Michele Chituk at 631-638-1927.