The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks a full-time,
tenured faculty member at the associate professor level or higher
to play a leadership role in expanding its portfolio of research,
teaching, and service in health equity. To this end, we are
undertaking a cluster hire of four new tenure-track or tenured
faculty in urban and environmental health and health policy,
including the senior position described in this job announcement.
(Additional position posted at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/144954.)
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.
The successful candidate in this senior role will have
opportunities to contribute to the development and leadership of a
research center and new academic programs addressing health and
Minimum Education and Experience
The successful candidate will have:
- A PhD in a health-related field from an accredited institution,
with expertise in health policy and planning, urban and
environmental health, social epidemiology, public health, health
informatics, or a related field. Candidates with a law or
clinical doctorate with a masters-level or equivalent research
degree will be considered. A focus on applying a racial equity and
social justice lens is highly desirable.
- An established, nationally or internationally recognized
research profile with extensive refereed research in high-impact
journals and scholarly conference presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to secure peer-reviewed external grant
funds and the ability to be a team leader on funded research
including collaborating with faculty and supporting and supervising
doctoral students and postdoctoral associates.
- Evidence of excellence in teaching and student mentorship at
the graduate and undergraduate levels.
- Evidence of engagement and collaboration with communities
relevant to the candidate’s area of scholarship, such as with
members of marginalized groups, public policy decision makers,
practitioners, and others, as appropriate.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and
- Demonstrated leadership by serving in administrative positions
at the departmental and school levels, and evidence of starting
new, or substantially enhancing, research initiatives or degree
- Experience in leadership in professional organizations and the
ability to network with external stakeholders, build community
relationships, and communicate through new media and other
- Demonstrated skills and hands-on experience with teaching,
including an interest in non-traditional teaching such as online,
certificate or executive training, and experience with
- Evidence of interdisciplinary work teaching and conducting
research across disciplines.
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
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The standard teaching assignment is two courses each semester,
including undergraduate and graduate courses. 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
Salaries and benefit packages and other forms of professional
support offered are competitive. The successful candidate
will also receive start-up resources, including support for student
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum
vita, and the names and contact information of three professional
references. Review of applications will begin on November 15,
If you have questions about the Bloustein School or this
position please email email@example.com.
Additional information about Rutgers, the State University of New
Jersey, can be found at https://www.rutgers.edu.