The ASAM Criteria 4th Edition DEI Editor

ASAM Criteria 4th Edition DEI Oversight Editor Call for Applications

The ASAM Criteria is the nation’s most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.

ASAM is currently working on assembling a team of experts, editors and writers who will start working on the 4th edition of the ASAM Criteria and is seeking an oversight editor and content writer to address multidimensional aspects of diversity and culture including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, religion, and persons with disabilities.

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Application deadline: February 26st, 2021

For more information about the writing group structure and the subcommittees, please click here

For additional questions related to the application process, please contact: Anna Garbar at


Required knowledge and skills

The oversight editor will provide cultural awareness and diversity expertise to ensure that considerations, implications, and recommendations regarding culture are appropriately addressed in the ASAM Criteria and accompanying guidance on the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD). This editor will also help the broader editorial team to develop processes to ensure diverse and inclusive representation on the writing committees that will contribute to this publication.


  • In-depth understanding of diversity and equity theory with experience applying these principles in product or program development
  • Working knowledge of applicable Federal legislations and current cultural best practices
  • Scientific or Academic writing experience
  • Clinical training and experience or related research experience


  • Clinical training and experience providing substance use disorder treatment
  • Familiarity with The ASAM Criteria
  • Prior committee experience
  • Editing/publishing experience

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Please watch the message below from Dr. Corey Waller, the Editor-in-Chief, explaining the mission of the 4th Edition of the ASAM Criteria Editorial Team. To apply click here>>>