Overview The Institute for Health, RBHS, and the substantial resources of Rutgers University offer a rich collaborative environment for conducting research in health disparity and health equity. IFH is the home to NIA funded P30 RCMAR center grant focus on health disparity and health equity. RBHS is home to Rutgers Health Group, New Jersey's largest multi-specialty medical group that includes the state's only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, a large behavioral health delivery system, and Robert Wood Johnson Partners, a commercial and Medicare ACO. RBHS partners with RWJBarnabas Health, the state's largest healthcare delivery system. Research among these units expands considerably the opportunities for this position. The Institute for Health has faculty and other researchers with considerable expertise in the health disparity and health equity research, social and clinical sciences, health research and policy, pharmacoepidemiology, public health, and related fields. The faculty have exceptional capacity to address the most pressing health and healthcare challenges. Considerable expertise exists in the analysis of large, integrated health-related clinical and administrative datasets, national surveys, Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance data with the application of social science theory and advanced statistical techniques. For submission, please follow Rutgers HR system for online submission. For additional information about the position, visit: www.ifh.rutgers.edu or contact Natalie Tuseth, administrative coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), invites applications for multiple faculty positions in health disparity and health equity with population health research experience or training. Health and social inequalities are observed at the individual, relationship/network, community/neighborhood, and societal levels, and are embedded in life course dynamics. Any successful candidates will have research expertise on the social, cultural and structural determinants and/or observable manifestations of urban inequality at any of these levels. Topics could include, but are not limited to, disparities in health, income, transportation, or residence relating to race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, religion or other characteristics. We are particularly interested in researchers using innovative theory and quantitative methods that account for social and spatial context. Applicants with training or focus across disciplines such as clinical medicine, public health, medicine, nursing, psychology, demography, sociology, or other related fields in addition to geography are encouraged to apply. Potential candidates should have a strong interest in working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, behavioral scientist, clinicians and policy scholars to build a population health research portfolio and a track record or high potential for independent federal funding. Any successful candidates will develop a program of research in any of a number of potential areas of research in health disparity and health equity 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. In line with the Institute's mission, research addressing population health, translational scientific research, and the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups is highly desirable, as well as experiences conducting CBPR in diverse populations and settings.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A doctoral or equivalent degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, sociology, demography, policy or equivalent are strongly desired. 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 track record of independent funding through successfully competing for research grants is highly desired. A successful candidate will have joint appointments in the Institute for Health with tenure-track or tenured appointment within a mutually fitting Rutgers school or department with teaching, clinical, and/or mentoring responsibilities. 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 a candidates' achievements including funding 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 progressively supported by extramural funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A doctoral or equivalent degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, sociology, demography, policy or equivalent are strongly desired. 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
Posting Number: 20FA0522
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 115199
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