Professor/Associate Professor of Health Economics


Professor/Associate Professor of Health Economics

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, a unit of (RBHS), at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications by a mid-career or senior health economist to lead the development of its program in health economics. Within the broad framework of the strategic plans of RBHS and the Institute for Health, the successful candidate will be free to develop a program of research in any of a number of possible fields of interest including, but not limited to, behavioral economics, economic and social determinants of health, analyses of provider behavior and healthcare markets, healthcare financing, predictive modeling, comparative effectiveness research, and evaluation of health policy and delivery system initiatives.

The incumbent of this position must have advanced training at the doctoral level and experience in health economics with strong theoretical grounding and empirical skills to support the development of a rigorous program of research. A demonstrated record of successfully competing for research grants is essential. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Institute for Health with tenure-track or tenured appointment within an appropriate Rutgers school or department where the faculty member will teach and/or mentor students. Salary and rank will be commensurate with academic achievements including funded research and scholarly publication record, as well as other relevant professional experience. Initial substantial support for establishing a strong program of research will be provided with the expectation that the research program will be increasingly supported by extramural funds over time.

The Institute for Health offers a rich collaborative, multidisciplinary environment for conducting health economics research. The Institute maintains an extensive repository of Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance data among other rich data sources, and has a faculty with great depth of expertise and experience in the application of economic and social science theory and advanced statistical techniques in large data sets and complex surveys. Recent legislation created the Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project at the Institute setting the stage for rich new opportunities for analysis of statewide, linked data across multiple health and social services sectors. Several outstanding research centers exist within the Institute including the Center for State Health Policy; Center for Health Services Research on Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management and Outcomes; Center for the Study of Health Beliefs and Behavior; and Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Treatment Science.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) is also home to Rutgers Health Group, New Jersey’s largest multi-specialty medical group that includes the state’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, a large behavioral health delivery system, and Robert Wood Johnson Partners, a commercial and Medicare ACO. RBHS also partners with RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest healthcare delivery system. Data integration among these units will expand considerably opportunities for advanced health economics studies and leading-edge research.

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination and applications (letter of interest and full curriculum vitae) to be submitted to: R. Alesha Vega, Institute for Health Departmental Administrator at [email protected].  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until appointment is made. References will be required for finalists.


Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.