New Jersey Medical School

Tenure-Track Professor Positions

The Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health of the New Jersey Medical School is seeking qualified applicants for 4 tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. We are looking for innovative problem solvers who are interested in addressing problems relevant to New Jersey, as well as broader national and international challenges to health. Applicants should have or be nearing completion of a doctorate in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Statistics, Health Services Research or related field. Physicians with board certification in Preventive Medicine or research experience in Public Health are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have the ability to develop an externally funded research program and make substantial scholarly contributions to their field. Applicants must be committed to teaching, research and service.

The Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health has a 30-year history of addressing major public health problems. The Departments' research interests currently include but are not limited to cancer epidemiology; emerging and re-emerging infections; retroviral and TB epidemiology and public health issues; injury epidemiology; occupational safety and health; lead poisoning; micronutrient nutrition; aging; public health surveillance; and statistical methodology including survival analysis, and longitudinal and spatial data analysis. The Department is looking to expand by recruiting talented individuals who want to build new programs. Applicants with laboratory, clinical or population based research programs will be considered as well as researchers interested in biostatistical methods and applications. The Department is responsible for teaching public health, clinical nutrition, and clinical preventive medicine to first and second year medical students and biostatistics and epidemiology to MPH students.

The New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is the medical school of northern New Jersey, and is the oldest school of medicine in the constellation of schools that comprise the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Now approaching its fiftieth year, NJMS continues to be a vibrant institution with a tradition of excellence in education, research, patient care and community service. The student body of over 700 medical students is culturally and ethnically diverse. NJMS is a national leader in the recruitment and retention of students from under-represented populations. The School is located on a 46-acre campus approximately one mile west of the central business district in Newark, New Jersey.

Other UMDNJ schools and organizations on the Newark campus include the University Hospital, New Jersey Dental School, School of Health Related Professions, School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences and the new School of Public Health. Newark is also home to Rutgers University (RU) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and will be the new home of the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI). PHRI is an independent not-for-profit biomedical research organization founded in 1941. PHRI has, throughout its history, pursued a dual mission of performing research and participating in the solution of public health problems. A major portion of the institute's efforts, are in the area of infectious diseases. Faculty from these institutions participate in the Department's teaching and research programs.

The Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health is a partner in a new UMDNJ- School of Public Health. The School of Public Health offers a Master of Public Health degree program in conjunction with the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark, in collaboration with the Public Health Research Institute. The first applicants for the MPH in Newark, accepted for the fall 1999 semester, constitute a diverse student body of over 80 students. The UMDNJ School of Public Health builds on the local strengths of these universities and Public Health Research Institute to respond to a growing need for highly trained public health professionals. Joint appointments are expected in the new UMDNJ- School of Public Health.

Newark has a diverse population challenged with a variety of health-related needs that reflect complex behavioral, economic, social and cultural factors. Therefore, the city is an ideal location for training health professionals to address important health problems, to carry out research, and to formulate policies that answer local needs and provide models for similar statewide, nationwide and worldwide problems. The City of Newark is enjoying a major revitalization effort enhanced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Museum, the new Riverfront Stadium and a substantial number of new housing developments directly adjacent to the UMDNJ Newark campus. The UMDNJ Newark campus is located only ten minutes from Newark International Airport, and five minutes from Pennsylvania Station with rail links to Manhattan, suburban New Jersey, New Brunswick, Trenton, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Interested Applicants should send curriculum vitae, one recent reprint of a published research article and a list of three references to: Marian R. Passannante, PhD, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave. MSB F-588, Newark, NJ 07103, 973 972-4775, passanna@umdnj.edu. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.