Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, please submit: • Cover letter addressing candidate’s qualifications • Curriculum vitae • Three (3) reference letters

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Associate Professor or Professor & Assistant or Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Department SPH-Dean's Office

Salary Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

We seek an innovative and productive scientist and leader to join the Rutgers School of Public Health as Associate Professor/Professor and Assistant or Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.

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 all faculty mentoring and 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. Functional areas of primary responsibility include faculty affairs, including mentoring.

The successful candidate will work with the Office of the Chief of Staff and the Dean and all matters related to faculty recruitment and development: work directly with SPH Chairs, faculty and departments, on faculty mentoring; implement the rigorous, deliberate and well-defined mentoring program for junior faculty on both clinical and tenure tracks; oversee faculty affairs processes including annual performance evaluations, appointments/reappointments, and tenure and promotion processes; work with the Chief of Staff’s team on all faculty human resource matters; design and implement programs, services, and resources to support faculty career success; function as a mentor, ally, and primary point of contact to junior faculty; assist the Chairs and Dean on matters related to faculty recruitment; implement programming to enhance recruit faculty who are members of underrepresented groups in academia and enact strategies to ensure the success of these faculty members once recruited; work with the Dean and leadership team in fostering an environment with zero tolerance for harassment and discrimination; represent the School on faculty related University and RBHS committees; implement and grow all metrics related to SPH faculty productivity.

The position will have an academic appointment in or across any of the 4 Departments of the Rutgers School of Public Health – Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Health Behavior, Society an Policy; Environmental and Occupational Health; Urban-Global Public Health.

While we are open to candidates with a wide range of scholarly expertise, we are particularly interested in scholars who would most strongly complement the School’s areas of excellence, which include the following: cancer disparities; environmental and occupational health and justice; health reform and access to care; gun violence prevention; HIV/HPV/TB and other infectious diseases; LGBTQ health; modern statistical methods; substance use and mental health; tobacco control; gun violence prevention; public health nutrition; sexual and reproductive health.

Posting Number 19FA1495

Posting Open Date 04/18/2019

Posting Close Date 06/30/2020


Minimum Education and Experience
The successful candidate will have a degree in public health or in a related field of study.

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 well- being through scholarship and community engagement. 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. An attractive recruitment package will include a competitive salary and start-up funds.

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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 of the School is to advance health and well-being and prevent disease throughout New Jersey, the United States, and the world, by preparing students as public health leaders, scholars, and practitioners; conducting public health research and scholarship; engaging collaboratively with communities and populations; and actively advocating for policies, programs, and services through the lens of equity and social justice. We envision a world in which all people of all identities have the opportunity to reach their full potential in terms of health and well-being and where solutions to public health challenges are rooted in population and individual strengths and based on a commitment to equity and social justice. The School is defined by 3 pillar goals: Excellence in Education to prepare current and future public health leaders, practitioners, and researchers to promote health in diverse communities and populations using state-of-the-art pedagogical approaches; Innovation in Scholarship to advance public health science by growing the School’s capacity to conduct and disseminate outstanding, collaborative research; and Commitment to Community Engagement to continue to build and sustain partnerships with communities and populations with which the School engages across the domains of workforce development, research, and service.


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.

Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit:

• Cover letter addressing candidate’s
• Curriculum vitae
• Three (3) reference letters

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Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)

Location Details

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.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Pre-employment Screenings

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