The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications for Associate/Full Professor as Health Services Researcher with health care delivery and/or policy research experience or training. Faculty candidates must have a strong interest in building a health services or policy research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, policy scholars and clinicians. Candidates should also have demonstrated ability to develop strong, well-designed applications for federal research funding. Recent alliance between Rutgers and Barnabas Health system create enormous opportunity to conduct impactful research in a real setting. Moreover, a unified EMR system will enable collaboration across multiple clinical and research units.
Within the broad framework of the strategic plans of RBHS and the Institute for Health, developing and leading a program of research in health services and health care quality improvement would be especially of interest. Many opportunities exist at the Institute for collaboration with significant existing lines of research. 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.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A doctoral or equivalent degree. Expertise with health services research data resources, such as Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance datasets, would be welcomed. Substantial data resources including multiyear national Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, private insurance data and state Medicaid and other data, are available to a candidate with interests in these areas. Opportunities exist for research with electronic health record data from the extensive Rutgers health system and affiliated health systems. 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 is expected. A demonstrated record of successfully competing for research grants is desirable. 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. Promising faculty will have substantial protected time do conduct interdisciplinary and translational research in an environment that is conducive for success. IFH has a strong history of training talented and eager faculty and trainees to success. Opportunity exists for appointment as a Chancellor's Scholar or endowed chair position as well as protective efforts and support during the early years of hire. 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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Posting Number: 20FA0052
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 109832
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.