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Job Title: Professor of Epidemiology/Associate Dean for Research
Job Number: 18FA0900
Organization: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Posted: 6/14/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Piscataway,  NJ    USA
Compensation: An attractive recruitment package will include a competitive salary and start-up funds.
Position Description: We seek an innovative and productive scientist and leader to join the Rutgers School of Public Health as Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research.

The ideal candidate will provide strategic vision and intellectual leadership for the School while engaging synergies across the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences and provide visionary leadership in the research of SPH as it works to fulfill its mission and realize its strategic plan. The Associate Dean will lead a portfolio of institutional efforts to sustain a culture of excellence among the SPH faculty members. Functional areas of primary responsibility include research development of the School.

The successful candidate will oversee the Office of Research: provide leadership to the school faculty in developing and coordinating a successful research portfolio for the school; monitor federal state and University policy with respect to research and will advise principal investigators on policy issues; coordinate the school's requests for the federal and state legislative agendas and will monitor other opportunities for research funding; oversee pre-awards grant activities to build a high quality research infrastructure; create opportunities to improve faculty research engagement, pre- award grants development and post-award grants management, within and across-school faculty collaboration, and dissemination of research findings for maximal impact ; coordinate with University administrative offices devoted to research on strategic initiatives, compliance, best practices, and assessments to track the success of SPH faculty and research endeavors; serve as the primary point of contact for SPH and standalone centers and institute directors; maintain ongoing and regular communication with center directors; develop and oversee a program of reporting on center activities including but not limited to grant activity and engagement of students; develop and oversee an annual research program highlighting work of faculty and students; represent the school at University meetings of Research Deans (e.g., Council of Research Deans (CoRD); implement and grow all metrics related to SPH research.

The position will have an academic appointment in the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health. While we are open to candidates with a wide range of scholarly expertise, we are particularly interested in epidemiologists who would most strongly complement the School’s areas of excellence, which include cancer disparities, substance use and mental health, tobacco cessation, violence prevention, migration, HIV/HPV/TB and other infectious diseases, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ health, and environmental risks and protections, and occupational health. We seek an individual with an established and sustained, extramurally funded research program informed by observational studies, clinical trials, implementation science, and through the application of innovative methodologies and approaches. Candidates should be motivated to understand and improve public health and population wellbeing through scholarship, service, mentorship, and translation. The successful candidate will also contribute actively to our teaching mission using modern pedagogical techniques, engage in creative curriculum development, and mentor MPH and doctoral students. An interest in collaborating in the development of training programs is also desirable.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree or equivalent, a demonstrated record of scholarship appropriate to rank, with an established research program supported by extramural federal funding.

Organization Description: The Rutgers School of Public Health is a growing, vibrant institution with a core mission to improve health and prevent disease in the diverse populations in New Jersey, the country, and the world. This mission is accomplished through: innovative education based in creative thinking and discovery, through which we train the next generation of public health leaders, scholars, and practitioners; by conducting cutting edge research to advance public health science and policies; and providing service programs that promote population and individual health. Under the leadership of the new Dean, Perry N. Halkitis, The Rutgers School of Public Health is undergoing dynamic and transformative growth, including the addition of multiple faculty members this year. The Rutgers School of Public Health is devoted to employing an innovative, interdisciplinary model, which aims to improve health locally, domestically and worldwide through a unique blend of public health research/scholarship, education and community engagement.

The CEPH-accredited Rutgers School of Public Health offers multiple master and doctoral degrees, dual-degree, certificate, and articulated BA/BS-MPH degree programs. Applicants will find a wide range of collaborative experts within the School ( and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS;, including the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (, and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute ( Rutgers is a leading national research university and New Jersey’s preeminent public institution of higher education. Chartered in 1776 as Queen’s College, it is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States and a member of the AAU, the Big Ten and the CIC. Rutgers is comprised of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University- Camden, and arching over all three locations, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Rutgers is located at the center of the Boston to Washington, DC corridor, with access to New York, Philadelphia, and the Atlantic Ocean beaches within an hour.

Closing Date: 12/31/2019
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Contact Name: Irene Karmazsin,  Coordinator, Faculty Personnel Administration
Contact Location: 683 Hoes Lane West

Piscataway   NJ  08854
United States
Contact Location: 683 Hoes Lane West
  Piscataway   NJ  08854
  United States
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How to Apply: Applications will be received and reviewed until the positions is filled. To apply, please submit: • Cover letter addressing candidate’s qualifications • Statement of research goals • Curriculum vitae • Three (3) reference letters

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Additional Information: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent public institution of higher education. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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