The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks multiple full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level as part of its expanding portfolio of research, teaching, and service related to health equity. We are undertaking a cluster hire of four new tenure-track or tenured faculty in urban and environmental health and health policy, including up to three positions described in this job announcement. (Additional position posted at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/144944.) The individuals in these positions are expected to collaborate with faculty in our programs in public health, public policy, health/health care administration, climate adaptation, planning, transportation, and public informatics as part of multi-disciplinary initiatives to reduce health disparities and advance health equity in the U.S. and internationally.
Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in a health-related field from an accredited institution (completed no later than May 31, 2022), with a focus on health policy, urban or environmental health, social epidemiology, public health, health informatics, or a related field. A focus on applying a racial equity and social justice lens is highly desirable.
In addition, candidates are required to show evidence, commensurate with academic rank, that they:
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is part of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the flagship campus of Rutgers University, New Jersey’s public research university and a member of the Association of American Universities. Under the leadership of President Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers has made a commitment to transform itself into a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment focused on harnessing its intellectual resources for social good https://diversity.rutgers.edu/faculty. The university is a dynamic and diverse center for research, technology innovation, public engagement and development, and is located in the heart of the Northeastern megalopolis with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia.
At the Bloustein School, research centers are a focal point of social and economic research on population health, health policy, and the built environment, examples of which can be found at https://bloustein.rutgers.edu/centers/health-at-bloustein/. The School has 14 research centers and institutes, and annually attracts approximately $16 million in external grants and contracts. It benefits from its location on the New Brunswick campus, which houses the state’s most extensive network of laboratories, research facilities, and health service centers. Bloustein faculty and students have opportunities for collaboration with counterparts across the university as well as through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) an academic collaboration of 14 top-tier research universities that together conduct $10.5 billion in funded research annually.
The Bloustein School is a professional school offering a PhD in Planning and Public Policy; master’s degrees in Public Policy, Urban Planning and Policy Development, Urban and Public Informatics, and Health Administration; undergraduate degrees in Public Health, Public Policy, Planning and Public Policy, Urban Planning and Design, and Health Administration; and a number of undergraduate minors that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the School’s academic foci. For further information, visit the web site at http://bloustein.rutgers.edu.
As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and other groups that have historically been under-represented in academia, as well as individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from under-represented groups. We are committed to a diverse workforce and maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all. The Bloustein School values interdisciplinary scholars.
The standard teaching assignment is two courses each semester, including undergraduate and graduate courses. Salaries and benefit packages and other forms of professional support offered are competitive.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021.