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Recruiting Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty in Dissemination and Implementation Science and Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Dissemination and Implementation Science

The Institute for Health is developing a program in Dissemination and Implementation Science and seeks tenured/tenure track faculty with a research focus in this area. Funding is anticipated to be available for two positions, one at the Full or Associate Professor level and one at the Assistant Professor level. Initial emphasis of this search is on recruiting an outstanding individual at the senior level; outstanding junior candidates will also be considered. Successful candidates will be appointed as core members of the Institute with joint appointment in an academic department appropriate for the candidate’s discipline or profession. We seek imaginative and energetic individuals with demonstrated publication record and clear potential to lead and take senior collaborative roles in important scholarly work in the sciences of dissemination and implementation. Depending on the academic department in which incumbents are appointed, they may also have teaching or clinical duties. The more senior appointee may be eligible for appointment as Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Dissemination and Implementation Science.

This new program offers exciting opportunities to collaborate with and build on strong existing lines of research among the Institute’s outstanding interdisciplinary faculty, and with new health care delivery initiatives within the new Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences system. For this new opportunity, we seek innovative researchers with the creative vision and rigorous analytic and research skills to develop a robust program of funded research in dissemination, implementation, and quality improvement science that will significantly contribute to building evidence on effective strategies for improving healthcare processes and outcomes in large systems. The Institute provides a rich collaborative environment with active health policy and services research programs offering a “big data” analytic infrastructure with data of national scope; stakeholder-engaged research-to-policy translation capacity; outcomes measurement expertise; health behavior intervention programs; in-house clinical research facilities; and strong quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and theory-driven research capabilities. Existing lines of D and I research include projects supported by PCORI, AHRQ, NIH, and other agencies that include a multistate consortium of state Medicaid and mental health agencies focusing on large-scale implementation of evidence-based practices; strong partnerships with New Jersey state agencies; and numerous other projects that offer a strong platform for new D and I initiatives. Rich D and I opportunities also exist through the RBHS healthcare delivery system, which plays a central role in healthcare delivery in the state with well-developed EMR systems; one of the nation’s largest academically based behavioral health systems; a leading Cancer Institute; an Accountable Care Organization; and many other relevant resources.

The positions require an earned doctoral degree in a relevant discipline or profession such as public health, sociology, medicine, economics, information science, operations research, political science, psychology, nursing, public policy, or systems engineering. A strong understanding of health systems and policy; strong theoretical grounding; and rigorous research skills appropriate to dissemination and implementation sciences are essential. Direct experience in health policy formation or implementation, research translation, or delivery system leadership is also desirable.

Particularly welcome would be experience in measurement and informatics-driven quality improvement and spread of evidence-based practices in large healthcare and payer systems, including large public payers.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with academic achievements, including funded research and scholarly publication records, as well as relevant professional experience. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate strong potential for successful external funding, and to actively seek external funding support for D and I research activities, with the expectation of building a substantial grant supported research program over the initial three year period.

More information is available online about Rutgers University (rutgers.edu), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (rbhs.rutgers.edu), and the Institute for Health (ihhcpar.rutgers.edu).

Interested applicants should submit, via email, a cover letter, curriculum vita, writing sample, and three letters of reference to NatDNIsearch@ifh.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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