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 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.
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.
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.
Minimum Education and Experience:
We seek applicants with advanced empirical skills and strong theoretical grounding. 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. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in inferential and predictive modeling using large administrative data sources, analysis of complex surveys, and application of mixed qualitative-quantitative methods.
Early stage applicants who have demonstrated high potential by contributing to successful research proposals and projects during post-doctoral fellowships or similar experiences will be considered. Mid-career and senior applicants will be expected to have successfully developed and executed funded research proposals.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
CSHP/IFH and SPH deeply value community informed and stakeholder engaged research. CSHP works closely with the New Jersey Medicaid agency and hosts a continuously updated, comprehensive Medicaid database of enrollments, encounters, and claims for the State. Our investigators conduct cutting edge research drawing on Medicaid data linked to other large administrative and survey sources, particularly relevant to addressing social determinants of health.
The successful candidate(s) will develop a portfolio of externally-funded research that advances knowledge relevant to significant health system and policy challenges facing states or the nation, and play an active role in teaching and mentorship within SPH and CSHP. Over time, the incumbent(s) will be expected to take on growing leadership responsibilities within the Center and School of Public Health.
During the first three years of their appointment, the incumbent(s) will devote the majority of their effort to developing their research portfolio, with limited time allocated to teaching (e.g., one course per year), mentorship, and service. After this start-up period, the balance of research and other duties will depend on the incumbents' career goals and extent to which their time is covered by extramural funding sources.
An attractive recruitment package will include competitive compensation and research start-up funds.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Posting Number: 19FA1468
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 89074
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