Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP/Center) is recruiting one or more mid-career or senior faculty 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. Early stage candidates who have already demonstrated exceptional promise to achieve an independent, extramurally supported research career will be considered. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for candidates interested in achieving academic excellence by conducting high-impact, applied health services and state health policy research.
We are interested in candidates who can successfully advance a research agenda consistent with the Center’s mission. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Informing the development and implementation of payment and delivery system reforms intended to lead to more effective and efficient care for medically and socially complex patients, particularly those covered by Medicaid;
Identifying causes and potential solutions to long-standing and emerging health disparities and inequities;
Evaluating public policies intended to improve care for aging populations and individuals with disabilities;
Informing strategies to improve population health and well-being by addressing social determinants of health;
Investigating policies to expand access to affordable health insurance coverage; and
Examining impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and possible future emergencies on the health, economic, and overall wellbeing of at-risk populations and identifying strategies to mitigate potential adverse effects.
A doctoral degree at the time of application in a discipline such as economics, political science, psychology, or sociology; an applied research field such as law, public policy, health services research and epidemiology; a clinical degree plus advanced research training and experience.
Experience conducting and translating research:
Demonstrated success in developing extramurally-funded research and ability to build a robustly funded program of research that advances knowledge in health systems and policy;
Demonstrated track record in translating and disseminating research findings to diverse policy audiences;
Expertise in inferential and predictive modeling, working with large administrative data sources, analyzing complex surveys, and applying mixed quantitative-qualitative methods; and
Strong leadership and mentorship skills and ability to take on teaching and student mentorship responsibilities within the tenure department.
Additional Salary Information: After an initial three-year period with access to a generous start up package, the successful candidate(s) will be expected to cover a substantial share of their time with extramural funding awards.
Internal Number: 20FA0940
About Rutgers University
The Center for State Health Policy (CSHP/Center), is a unit of the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH/Institute) within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). Since it was established in 1999 with core funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CSHP has become one of the nation’s premier research centers focused on critically important health policy issues facing states. With a team of four full-time multi-disciplinary faculty and 11 skilled research and support staff and a mission to inform, support, and stimulate sound and creative state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation, the Center has received over $100 million in extramural funding to support a rigorous, evidence-based research portfolio over the past two decades. The Center and its parent Institute provide a rich collaborative environment for conducting cutting edge social science research. Currently, IFH is home to diverse faculty and other researchers with expertise in health disparities and equity, population health, clinical sciences, pharmacoepidemiology, aging, bioethics and related fields.