Position Description:

Multiple Positions Available: APPLY ONLINE

Anticipated Track (or possible tracks): Tenure/Tenure-Track

Anticipated Tenure Status: Tenured

Administrative Appointment (if applicable): To be determined

Department/Division: Rutgers Global Health Institute / Academic Department to be determined based on selected candidate’s profile

School/Unit: School to be determined based on the candidate’s profile

Campus/Location: New Brunswick

Reports to: Director, Rutgers Global Health Institute

RBHS Overview:

Rutgers brings tremendous depth and breadth to many areas of global health, and the university’s role in this work goes beyond capability. In this remarkably diverse institution that is equally committed to education, research, and service, global health is a responsibility.

New Jersey’s premier academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health.

Academically aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) comprises eight schools and their attendant practices, clinics, centers, and institutes; a behavioral health care network; and several division-level centers and institutes.

The schools at RBHS are:

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

New Jersey Medical School

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

School of Graduate Studies

School of Health Professions

School of Nursing

School of Public Health

RBHS centers and institutes include:

Brain Health Institute

Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

Center for Tobacco Studies

Child Health Institute of New Jersey

Environmental and Occupational Health
Sciences Institute

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and
Aging Research

Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Global Health Institute

Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science

Our faculty are teachers, health researchers, health care providers, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education and training in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

School Overview:

Rutgers Global Health Institute’s main office is located on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The institute was founded in 2017 and is a vibrant, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to scholarly collaboration and research that focus on critical questions related to health care access, health services, population health, and health equity.

The institute pursues the following key goals:

Build on Rutgers’ strengths to improve the health of vulnerable communities.

Establish global health partnerships that focus on long-term impact.

Foster a growing community of global health leaders, scholars, and practitioners.

Rutgers Global Health Institute’s core and affiliate members include over 100 outstanding faculty and professionals who have generated award-winning scholarship that has influenced fields such as infectious diseases, women’s and gender studies, biomedical informatics, epidemiology, health systems, environmental and ecological science, and translational medicine. Faculty also are actively involved in mentoring future scholars at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Rutgers Global Health Institute’s main office is housed in a 57,000-square-foot, 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 as well as major international airports, train lines, and bus terminals.

Position Summary

Rutgers University and Rutgers Global Health Institute invite applications for faculty positions that focus on Health Equity, Social Justice and Population Health, encompassing equity related to health care delivery research and access to the conditions for health. Faculty are anticipated to engage in research and scholarly activities.

This position seeks to identify extraordinary scholars from fields including but not limited to health, healthcare, public health, epidemiology, bioinformatics or related fields with a demonstrated track record of scholarly work in health equity, discrimination, structural racism, inclusion, diversity, or related disciplines.

Successful candidates are expected to develop independent, federally funded research programs, and are committed to addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. Responsibilities include a combination of research and education. Interdisciplinary researchers are desired.

Candidates are expected to collaborate with Rutgers health systems, clinicians, research networks, and/or community partners, and work collaboratively with other researchers and team members to advance health equity in New Jersey and beyond.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides thought leadership in the advancement of health equity including social determinants of health such as racism and poverty

Conducts research in areas that will improve access to healthcare for individuals who experience health disparities

Directs and advises the work of trainees and faculty colleagues who share an interest in health equity

Participates in the development and delivery of curricula that will advance health equity

Engages in local communities as a health equity leader

Acts as an advocate to address health inequity due to race and/or poverty.

Understands and adheres to legacy UMDNJ’s compliance standards as they appear in legacy UMDNJ’s Corporate Compliance Policy and Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy

Minimum Education/Specialty, License/Certification:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have strong research potential (as demonstrated by relevant publications and funding potential).

Candidates for Associate Professor should have a strong track record of research publication, and funding.

Candidates for Full Professor position should have a track record of research, publication, and funding that distinguishes them, nationally or internationally, as leaders in health equity, social justice, or population health.

Interested applicants should have a doctorate in medicine, public health, or related fields, or a juris doctorate in social justice law. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years post-doctorate employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience leading, supervising and/or working with multidisciplinary research teams

Experience teaching at the graduate level (Master’s degree or higher degree), with responsibility for directing the research of others

Evidence of significant publications and grant funding

Demonstrated expertise in teaching, mentoring and/or research that addresses the experience of underrepresented minorities.

Strong communication, writing, problem solving, and interpersonal abilities.

Experience working with underserved and diverse populations.

Additional Qualifications:

The position is not contingent on subsequent residency in NJ or US citizenship.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

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Non-discrimination Statement:

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:


Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Posting Open Date: 10/15/2021

Posting Close Date: 12/31/2022

To Apply:

Please submit your application via the Rutgers Human Resources portal:

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Contact Information
Domenica Dominguez
[email protected]
Rutgers Global Health Institute
112 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, 08901