Posting Date: 11/23/2021

Closing Date: 12/31/2021

Job Information/Description:


Position Description:

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

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 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.

Position Summary

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Please submit your application via the Rutgers Human Resources portal:

Additional Information:

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Contact Information:

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