OPEN RANK: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/PROFESSOR FACULTY (MULTIPLE POSITIONS), CANCER CARE AND PREVENTION RESEARCH IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
OPEN RANK: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/PROFESSOR FACULTY (MULTIPLE POSITIONS), CANCER CARE AND PREVENTION RESEARCH IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAPosting Date: 11/23/2021
Closing Date: 12/31/2021
RUTGERS BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (RBHS), NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY
Multiple Positions Available:
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
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
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and
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.
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 focuses 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.
Rutgers Global Health Institute invites applications for faculty positions that focus on cancer care and prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the rapidly changing health care landscape and the institute’s focus on health equity, we are seeking committed investigators at assistant or associate/full professor level (tenured or tenure tracked) to join RGHI and the appropriate affiliated Rutgers school or health system to contribute to rigorous science and knowledge development. Faculty are anticipated to engage in research and scholarly activities, but residence location is not restricted to New Jersey.
Successful candidates are expected to establish innovative, collaborative research programs, and express a strong commitment to the graduate and medical education missions of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Responsibilities include a combination of research, educational and clinical care duties (if relevant). Teaching responsibilities may include didactic lectures to fellows, residents, medical and/or graduate students, and nursing staff. Interdisciplinary scientists are desired.
Research programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the State of New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, include Cancer Metabolism and Growth, Genomic Instability and Cancer Genetics, Cancer Pharmacology, Clinical Investigations and Precision Therapeutics, and Cancer Prevention and Control.
Successful candidates are likely to collaborate with or share an appointment with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Collaboration with existing research teams in sub-Saharan Africa is a possibility but not a requirement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts research in cancer care and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa
Directs and advises the work of trainees and faculty colleagues in cancer care and prevention
Participates in the development and delivery of curricula and training that will advance cancer care and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa
Is a strong advocate for populations in LMICs
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 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 cancer care and prevention.
Interested applicants should have an MD or PhD degree and relevant postdoctoral training with an exceptional publication record. Applicants should have a track record in working with populations in LMICs.
Excellent research/publication record
Track record in working with populations in LMICs
Post-doctoral training in some aspect of cancer research
Experience leading, supervising and/or working with multidisciplinary research teams
Demonstrated teaching excellence
Experience designing and developing online population health coursework
Strong communication, writing, problem solving and interpersonal abilities
The position is not contingent on subsequent residency in NJ or US citizenship.
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Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Open Date: 10/15/2021
Posting Close Date: 12/31/2022
Please submit your application via the Rutgers Human Resources portal: jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/146587
Applications must be submitted via the Rutgers University online job portal: jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/146587