Rutgers University Health Services Research/Health Policy Faculty in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Information


Located on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Institute for Health was founded in 1985 and is a vibrant, multidisciplinary unit dedicated to scholarly collaboration and research that focuses on critical questions related to health care services and policy, population health, aging, and health and mental healthcare. Core and associate members include 82 outstanding faculty who have generated award-winning scholarship that has influenced fields including medical sociology, economics, health psychology, history of medicine, nursing, public health, psychiatry, global health, social gerontology, health services, medicine, social work, pharmacy, medical ethics, and health policy. Research centers existing within the Institute include: Center for State Health Policy; Center for Health Services Research; and Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science. Faculty members have held research and training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other major funding organizations. The Institute for Health has served as home to six faculty elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Faculty are actively involved in mentoring future scholars at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Institute is housed in a 57,000 square foot state-of-the-art, custom-built academic and research facility located in the heart of New Brunswick, an ethnically diverse and lively city with easy access to public transportation to New York City and Philadelphia.

Posting Summary

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. 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.

Within the broad framework of the strategic plans of RBHS and the Institute for Health, developing and leading a program of research in substance abuse and mental health services would be especially of interest. Many opportunities exist at the Institute 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.

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.


Minimum Education and Experience

Successful applicants must have a doctoral or clinical degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DrPH) with strong theoretical grounding and empirical skills, quantitative and/or qualitative research expertise and excellent oral and written communication skills to support developing a rigorous program of research. 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly achievements including funded research, scholarly publication record and relevant professional experience. 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.

Equipment Utilized

Microsoft Office products Data analytical software

Recruitment/Posting Title: Health Services Research/Health Policy Faculty

Department: Inst-Hth,Hth Care Pol&Agng; Res

Salary: Open

Statement: In July 2013, Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) were integrated into a single consolidated university creating enhanced possibilities for innovative, integrative, interdisciplinary research on biomedical and socio-behavioral health and health care. The Institute is formally part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) that is headed by a chancellor reporting directly to the President of Rutgers. In addition to the Institute, RBHS is comprised of the following schools, centers, and institutes: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, Brain Health Institute, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Institute for Translational Medicine and Science, Cancer Institute of New Jersey and University Behavioral Health Care. The Institute for Health serves as a central bridge among scholars pursuing health-related social science, humanities, and policy research in the arts and sciences within departments and schools of the greater Rutgers University and with biomedical scientists and practitioners in RBHS units.

Posting Number: 18FA0251

Posting Open Date: 06/04/2018

Posting Close Date: 10/31/2018

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Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)