Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Health Disparity and Health Equity
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required materials : Cover letter/letter of application Curriculum Vitae Research Statement Contact : Natalie Tuseth Email: Website: Phone: (848) 932-8413, Fax: (732) 932-1253

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title -Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Health Disparity and Health Equity

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

Salary -Commensurate With Experience

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 faculty position 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. The successful candidate 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 perspectives from clinical medicine, public health, medicine, nursing, psychology, demography, sociology, or other related fields in addition to geography are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a strong interest in building a population health research portfolio working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group of social scientists, behavioral scientist, clinicians and policy scholars and a track record or high potential for federal funding.

The successful candidate 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. 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.

Posting Number -19FA1626

Posting Open Date -05/20/2019

Posting Close Date -12/31/2021

Minimum Education and Experience

A doctoral or equivalent degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, sociology, demography, policy or equivalent are strongly suggested. 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

Equipment Utilized

Physical Demands and Work Environment


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.


Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and
Aging Research

Located on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Institute for Health was founded in 1985 and is a vibrant, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to scholarly collaboration and research that focuses on critical questions related to healthcare services and policy, population health, aging, and health and mental healthcare. Its core and associate members include 150+ outstanding faculty who have generated award-winning scholarship that has influenced fields including medical sociology, economics, health psychology, gerontology, health disparity and health equity, behavioral health, history of medicine, nursing, public health, psychiatry, global health, health services, medicine, social work, pharmacy, medical ethics, and health policy. Several research centers exist within the Institute including the 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 city with easy access to public transportation to New York City and Philadelphia

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required materials :

  • Cover letter/letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement

Contact :
Natalie Tuseth
Phone: (848) 932-8413, Fax: (732) 932-1253

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