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Executive Director of Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Informatics Program and Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor or Professor of Practice

The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in Rutgers University, New Brunswick, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Urban and Public Policy Analytics and Health Informatics Program. This is a full-time non-tenured Associate Professor or Professor of Practice position in the School, for a period of three years, with the possibility of renewal, subject to availability of funding. Applicants with significant professional experience are encouraged to apply.

Rutgers New Brunswick is a Big 10 university and a member of AAU. The school has several highly ranked programs in the areas of city and regional planning, public policy, health administration, undergraduate public health, and related areas. A new academic area is Public Informatics, with a current focus on Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a degree focus on Urban Analytics, but with plans to expand to new areas over the next few years.

Our research centers are focused on transportation, workforce development, the built and natural environments, urban and civic informatics, survey research, and other areas. The school also has cross-cutting research clusters on Upstream Determinants of Health and the Future of Cities, Society, Work and Health.

We seek to appoint a senior practitioner who will administer our current programs in the Informatics area, including the Master of Public Informatics, a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Public Informatics, and a soon-to-be offered online Master of Public Informatics, and to recruit students into and grow those programs. We further expect that working with other faculty, and instructional technology developers, the successful candidate will establish new academic programs, including online programs, certificate programs that are targeted to mid career professionals, as well as programs in new areas of specialization. Based on our Strategic Plan, expected areas of growth include Health Analytics and Public Policy Analytics, and related areas.

The candidate will teach graduate-level courses on some of the following topics: data science, machine learning, GIScience, and other analytics; programming; optimization techniques; network analysis; domain-specific technology and tools-oriented courses; project management; technology strategy; and support student projects and independent learning. The ideal candidate will extend the school’s already extensive government and industry engagement in the technology and analytics space, and will establish student internship and research programs in these areas.

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