Faculty Position in Gerontology or Geriatric/Palliative Medicine

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title -Faculty of Gerontology or Geriatric/Palliative Medicine (Open Rank/Multiple Positions Available)

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

Salary -Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

The Institute for Health, RBHS, and the substantial resources of Rutgers University offer a rich collaborative environment for conducting research in gerontology and geriatric and palliative medicine. 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 aging 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 ntuseth@ifh.rutgers.edu

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 focused in gerontology or geriatric/palliative medicine with population health research experience or training. 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 continue to develop a program of research in any of a number of potential areas of research in gerontology or geriatric/palliative medicine 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.

Posting Number -20FA0523

Minimum Education and Experience

A doctoral or equivalent degree in gerontology, doctor of geriatric/palliative medicine or an advanced social science degree in psychology, sociology, nursing or social work combined with research, background or training in gerontology or aging studies is required. 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. To encourage the growth of faculty’s programs of research, faculty will have substantial protected time do conduct interdisciplinary and translational research in an environment that is conducive for 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 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 gerontology, doctor of geriatric/palliative medicine or an advanced social science degree in psychology, sociology, nursing or social work combined with research, background or training in gerontology or aging studies is required. 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

Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/115200

Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents
  • Research Statement