Employment Opportunities

Four Faculty Recruitment Announcements



1- Open Rank Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty

The Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) within the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH/Institute) and the Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy (HBSP) within the Rutgers School of Public Health (SPH/School) are jointly recruiting one or more faculty members with demonstrated ability to develop and lead a program of research that addresses critical and timely health systems, population health, and policy challenges facing New Jersey, other states, and the nation.

The successful applicant(s) will be appointed within IFH and as a tenure stream faculty member within the SPH. The School and Institute have an established a successful collaborative relationship leading to high-impact research studies as well as educational experiences for students in public health and related degree programs. IFH will provide space and research support services and, as an Institute member-in-residence, the successful candidate(s) will be eligible for discretionary funding, pilot project support, and other resources.

Since it was established in 1999, CSHP has become one of the nation’s premiere research groups focused on critically important health policy issues facing states. The Center’s mission is to inform, support, and stimulate sound and creative state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation. As a mature school founded in 1983, SPH continues to grow and foster a rich and welcoming environment for emerging and established health policy scholars, educators, and students.

Since it was established in 1999, CSHP has become one of the nation’s premiere research groups focused on critically important health policy issues facing states. The Center’s mission is to inform, support, and stimulate sound and creative state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation. As a mature school founded in 1983, SPH continues to grow and foster a rich and welcoming environment for emerging and established health policy scholars, educators, and students.

Additional Required Qualifications:
  • An earned doctoral degree in a relevant discipline such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology, or a professional or applied research field including law, public policy, or health services research is required.
  • Candidates with degrees in medicine, nursing or other related fields who also have advanced research training and experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Expertise in inferential and predictive modeling using large administrative data sources, analysis of complex surveys, and application of mixed qualitative-quantitative methods.
  • Advanced empirical skills and strong theoretical grounding.

  • About the position:
    Candidates are sought who bring expertise in one or more areas relevant to health systems, population health, and policy research. Examples of areas of inquiry of particular interest to this recruitment include:
  • Informing the development and implementation of payment and delivery system reforms intended to lead to better, more efficient care for medically and socially complex patients, particularly those covered by Medicaid;
  • Identifying causes and potential solutions to long-standing and emerging racial/ethnic, gender, gender identity, family structure, and socioeconomic health disparities and inequities;
  • Evaluating public policies intended to improve care for aging and disabled populations, including those needing mental health, substance use disorder, and long-term services and supports and those near the end of life; and
  • Informing strategies to improve population health and well-being by addressing social determinants of health.
Salary:

An attractive recruitment package will include competitive compensation and research start-up funds.

Start Date:

Flexible

To Apply:

Please apply at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/89884 with letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least four professional reference letters


2- INAUGURAL DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research seeks an inaugural Director of the Rutgers Center for Healthy Aging. This is a senior, full-time, twelve-month position. The Director will have a faculty appointment in an appropriate school or department with credentials and a track record commensurate with an academic rank of full Professor in the candidate’s field. This newly created position has a large administrative component and will be responsible for developing the Center for Healthy Aging into a nationally and internationally recognized entity. Responsibilities include developing strategic partnerships, alliances and collaborations both on and off-campus; coordinating activities across campus and community; representing the University through networking and professional collaboration with external constituents, industry stakeholders, schools and organizations; and developing resources for programmatic growth and sustainability.

The ideal candidate will have a strong research program in aging research that we expect to move to Rutgers University. The candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills and be an effective communicator able to convey the vision for the Center to multiple audiences; demonstrate strategic thinking skills, organizational savvy and be visionary, creative and inspirational; show effective group communication skills and capacity to assimilate organizational vision, mission, values and goals; and have experience in directing a research center with evidence of leadership in the context of interdisciplinary research teams. A solutions-oriented decision maker is sought to lead others effectively toward common goals.

Additional Required Qualifications:
  • BA PhD, MD or other advanced degree(s) plus a minimum 5 years of relevant administrative level experience.
  • Credentials and track record commensurate with academic rank of full Professor in the can's field.
  • An established NIH funding record in research related to healthy aging.
  • Evidence of significant contributions to successful large interdisciplinary scientific initiatives and/or entrepreneurial activities.
  • Demonstrated success with fundraising or entrepreneurial revenue generation.
  • Evidence of scholarly accomplishments in refereed publications, technical reports, books, and grantsmanship.
  • Experience with strategic planning and long-range project coordination.
  • Demonstrated excellent written communication ability.
  • Highly motivated individual with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner.
Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start Date:

Flexible

To Apply:

Please apply at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/73340 with cover letter outlining how your professional background and experience match the qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae.


3- ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications for a Health Services Researcher with health care delivery and/or policy research experience or training.

Many opportunities exist for collaboration with significant existing lines of research on behavioral health including psychotropic oversight for foster care children, quality of care for persons with severe mental illness, psychotropic treatment in nursing homes, integrated behavioral health care, health system response to the opioid epidemic and other substance abuse and mental health topics.

Other areas of interest include comparative effectiveness research, access to care, quality of care, health disparities, integrated care for behavioral health and primary medical care, financing and organization of health care, chronic disease management and outcomes, health care reform, aging research, mixed methods and evaluation of health policy and delivery system initiatives through analyses of Medicare and Medicaid programs. Research addressing population health, translation of health services research findings into practice and the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups is valued.

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Institute for Health with tenure-track or tenured appointment in an appropriate Rutgers school or department with teaching, clinical, and/or mentoring responsibilities. Opportunity exists for appointment as a Chancellor’s Scholar.

Additional Required Qualifications:
  • Strong interest in building a health services or policy research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, policy scholars and clinicians.
  • Doctoral or clinical degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DrPH) with strong theoretical grounding.
  • Empirical skills, quantitative and/or qualitative research expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to support developing a rigorous program of research.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong, well-designed applications for federal research funding.
  • Developing and leading a program of research in substance abuse and mental health services would be especially of interest.
  • Expertise with health services research data resources, such as Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance datasets, is welcomed. Substantial multiyear data resources with opportunities for research with electronic health record data from an extensive Rutgers health system and affiliated health systems are available.
Salary:

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly achievements. Given the importance of the candidate’s ability to develop and lead a substantial program of externally funded research, preference would be for junior faculty with grant funding experience and mid-career to senior researchers with established grant funding records. Initial support for establishing a strong program of research will be provided with the expectation that the research program will be increasingly supported by extramural funds.

Start Date:

To Apply:

Please apply at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/67383 with letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.


4- ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GERONTOLOGY OR GERIATRIC/PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications for a faculty position in gerontology or geriatric/palliative medicine with health care, services delivery and/or policy research experience or training.

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Institute for Health with tenure-track or tenured appointment within an appropriate Rutgers school or department with teaching, clinical, and/or mentoring responsibilities. Opportunity exists for appointment as a Chancellor’s Scholar as well as protective efforts and support during the early years of hire.

Additional Required Qualifications:
  • A doctoral degree in gerontology, doctor of geriatric/palliative medicine or an advanced social science degree in psychology, sociology, nursing or social work combined with research, background or training in gerontology or aging studies.
  • A strong interest in building a services or policy research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, clinicians and policy scholars.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully competing for research grants or high potential for federal funding.
  • Interest in developing a program of research in any of a number of potential areas in gerontology or geriatric/palliative medicine including, but not limited to, behavioral health, minority health, health equity, trauma exposure, violence, biopsychosocial behaviors in prevention and treatment, chronic disease management and health outcomes, and evaluation of health policy and delivery system initiatives.
  • Highly desirable is research addressing population health, translational scientific research, and the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
  • A strong theoretical grounding and quantitative and/or qualitative research skills with excellent oral and written communication skills to support developing a rigorous program of research.
Salary:

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly achievements including funded research and publication record, as well as other relevant professional experience. Initial support for establishing a strong program of research will be provided with the expectation that the research program will be increasingly supported by extramural funds.

Start Date:

To Apply:

Please apply at: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/63600 with letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least five professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

Rutgers is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.