Dec 11, 2014


Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey

One year postdoctoral fellowship in Applied Community Psychology.  This position provides practical experience in five core competency areas:  Foundational Principles [e.g. ecological perspectives], Community Program Development [e.g. prevention and health promotion], Community and Organizational Capacity-Building [e.g. leadership and decision-support, change management], Community and Social Change [e.g. community development], and Community Research [e.g. program evaluation and applied research on health outcomes]. Concentrated practicum also includes a focus on developing communication skills [written, oral and new media], program management and finance.

The successful candidate will have completed a doctorate in community psychology (or a closely related field), have the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholder and community groups, work independently on multiple projects, and be well grounded in community psychology theory, research  and application. Individuals with interests and experience in population (community) health, health literacy, health disparities, coalition building and/or applied participatory research are encouraged to apply.

Sponsoring Organization:  The Atlantic Health System is an integrated health care system serving northern NJ. Listed for the past five years in Fortune Magazine’s “100 best companies to work for,” AHS was recently named as one of the top 50 U.S. hospitals in three specialties by U.S. News and World Report. The growing system includes the second largest cardiovascular program in the NY metropolitan area, the second largest Medicare Accountable Care Organization in the U.S., and leading centers of excellence in pediatrics, neuroscience, and cancer. 

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in the transition to population health ushered in by the Affordable Care Act by building strategic partnerships across the region (e.g, the North Jersey Health Collaborative –, championing evidence-based best practices in prevention and health promotion (through the Atlantic Center for Population Health Sciences) and reducing health disparities by improving access and focusing on health literacy across the continuum of care.  Additionally, Atlantic Health System recently changed its vision to “Empowering our communities to be the healthiest in the nation.” 

Applying:  This position offers competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity for research and publication. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume/CV and the contact information for three professional references attention to Anne Kusmich at the contact below. References will not be contacted without letting you know. Application deadline is February 2, 2015. Position starts on or around July 1, 2015.   

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For questions, please call:  973-656-6863

For more information on Atlantic Health System, or the Atlantic Center for Population Health Sciences, visit our website:  or

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