The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member to serve as the Program Leader for our CEPH (Council on Education in Public Health)-accredited undergraduate public health program. Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a Big 10 university and a member of the Association of American Universities. The Bloustein School has highly ranked degree programs in public policy, health administration, city and regional planning, and public informatics, as well as undergraduate public health.

The Program Leader has responsibilities in program administration, communication and strategy, and in collaboration with administrative leadership and staff, conducts course scheduling and staffing, curricular planning, assessment, and other activities to maintain accreditation. Appointment is based on a calendar year, with a multi-year contract to begin July 1, 2024. The Program Leader is also expected to teach core undergraduate public health courses.

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to expanding the educational diversity of its faculty and students and encourages applications from a broad variety of candidates. As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from under-represented groups. We are committed to a diverse workforce and maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all.


Applicants should have several years of experience teaching courses in public health, community health, or global public health. The Bloustein School seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, and service reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Depending on qualifications, the Program Leader will be appointed as a non-tenure track Associate or Full Professor of Teaching, or Associate or Full Professor of Practice. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum educational qualifications: DrPH or PhD in public health, or a terminal academic or professional degree (e.g., MD, JD) in another discipline or profession and an MPH.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Leadership experience in professional or educational organizations, especially program management.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, including experience with at least two of the major instructional modalities (in-person, hybrid, asynchronous remote).
  • Familiarity with degree program accreditation requirements and processes.
  • A strong interest in curricular development, including certificate programs within public health, and areas of synergy with other academic programs within the Bloustein School.
  • The ability to work successfully with students, full- and part-time faculty, staff and alumni and other stakeholders, to foster collaborations within the Bloustein School and greater Rutgers, and to strengthen relationships with community partners.
  • An established network of public health professionals in New Jersey and surrounding areas is a plus.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation from professional references. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1 and will continue until the position is filled.  If you have questions about the Bloustein School or this position, please email phsearch2023@ejb.rutgers.edu.


About Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

The mission of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is to create just, socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable and healthy local, national and global communities. With its graduate urban planning program ranked nationally, an accredited graduate public policy program, the undergraduate public health program ranked 4th nationally, and new research interests in health administration, public administration, and public informatics added more recently, the Bloustein School is committed to a rebirth of the public service ethic in the United States. The ethic focuses on good civic design in its broadest sense, encompassing such endeavors as housing, transportation, workforce development, public health, economic development, ecological balance, and social justice for the disadvantaged. The school supports a wide variety of educational activities, including undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs, continuing education and conferences for professionals and alumni, and a range of research centers focused on major planning and policy issues.

With more than 56,000 students and more than 13,000 faculty and staff on campuses in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, Rutgers is a thriving academic community committed to the very highest standards of teaching, research, and service to the community. In every facet of human endeavor, the people of Rutgers are a force for creating a better society. The Rutgers team is vibrant, diverse, and cohesive, and members share one goal: excellence.