Job title: Postdoctoral Associate: Housing and Health Equity Cluster (Rutgers University)
Hiring institution: Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey | United States
Application deadline: Open until filled
Hired by the Edward J. Bloustein (EJB) School of Planning and Public Policy, the postdoctoral associate will work closely with the school and conduct research with faculty and staff at the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for State Health Policy with the objective of building capacity to link housing and health across our research, service, and teaching work. The postdoctoral associate will work remotely or will be provided space at the Center for State Health Policy at the Rutgers Institute for Health. The postdoctoral associate will be hired as part of the Rutgers Housing and Health Equity Cluster established to advance health equity through research, teaching, and service by addressing housing-related drivers of health and well-being.
Given current research needs and available funding, the postdoctoral associate will have strong quantitative skills, expertise in housing and/or related social determinants of health, and a strong desire to focus on equity.
- Teach a graduate seminar-style course at EJB that brings the Cluster themes of housing and health equity together. This would include collaborating with Cluster partners and other relevant experts for in-class presentations about current work and critical themes. The course would bridge interests of EJB’s Public Policy and Urban Planning and Policy Development programs.
- Organize a Cluster speaker series that is open to the broader community on the themes of housing and health equity. Resources to cover seminar expenses (e.g., honoraria for external speakers and travel) would be funded by Cluster partners at the IFH, SEBS, and the School of Social Work.
- Contribute to the work of the Center for State Health Policy and the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement. The Centers intend to build a stronger relationship on these themes with the objective of pursuing joint projects in the future.
- The post-doc would receive approximately 10-20% protected time to pursue their own research development and publications in keeping with a professional development plan which we will develop in consultation with the post-doc. A mentorship committee will include faculty from Bloustein and IFH (and other Cluster partners, as appropriate).
- A doctoral degree in a discipline such as public policy, planning, geography, public health, political science, economics, or sociology.
- Strong quantitative training and experience in econometric, biostatistical, predictive modeling, or related methods applied to large survey and administrative datasets.
Fluency in data cleaning and analysis in a programming language, with preference for Python, R, Stata, and/or SAS.
- Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail; the successful candidate will record and share detailed accounts of their efforts (analysis steps, etc.) and participate in regularly scheduled research team meetings.
- Strong written communication skills; the successful candidate will be involved in producing written reports summarizing research findings and describing research materials and methodology.
- Strong oral presentation skills, including ability to translate research findings to community, public policy, and other non-technical audiences.
- Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and with diverse stakeholders.
- Demonstrated record of mentorship and teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level on content relevant to the focus of the hiring Cluster.
The Search Committee invites letters of nomination and applications (letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references to be submitted via the Rutgers employment portal. All applications will be considered confidential, and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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