The Addiction Medicine physician will provide care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting for patients with or at-risk of substance abuse use issues. They will additionally provide didactic and clinical teaching of fellows, residents and other learners and may engage in research.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Degree and area of specialization: 

  • MD/DO
  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry.
  • The ideal candidate is also board certified in Addiction Medicine or willing to pursue.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:   

  • Successful completion of a fully accredited residency program in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry.
  • Successful completion of a fully accredited fellowship in Addiction Medicine


  • 1500 hours of clinical experience in Addiction Medicine during the past five years.
  • Experience in detoxification from alcohol and opioids is preferred, including experience in treating complex medical conditions in the inpatient setting.
  • Candidates for associate or full professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW Madison guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track.

License or Certificate:

  • Wisconsin medical license is required prior to start date.
  • Certified by or eligible for certification by the American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine or American Board of Psychiatry.
  • Certified by or eligible for certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
  • DATA waiver to prescribe FDA-approved controlled substances to treat substance use disorders; i.e. buprenorphine, is preferred. If waiver is not currently held, openness to pursuing this credential is required.

Principal Duties:

  • Consultation in the inpatient and outpatient settings for patients with or at-risk for substance use issues.
  • Engage in prevention as well as treatment of potentially substance-related health issues, such as infectious disease, mental health issues and other complications.
  • Didactic and clinical teaching of fellows, residents, medical students and other health care trainees.
  • Administrative responsibilities for the fellowship as well as policy and protocol development for relevant inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Interest and experience in research preferred.
  • Potential opportunity for a VA assignment.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application Procedures: This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 90245 please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both CHS-track faculty credentials and tenure track faculty credentials for this position. The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 27, 2018, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Please press “Apply Now” to begin the application. You will be required to upload a cover letter, CV and three letters of reference.


PVL #:  90246

The UW-Madison is an EO/AA employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wisconsin caregiver and open records laws apply. A background check will be conducted prior to employment.