Chair, Geriatrics/Gerontology - Director of NJISA (SOM, Stratford)
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM), located in Stratford, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing excellence in both undergraduate and graduate medical education, research, and health care for New Jersey and the nation. An emphasis on primary health care and community health services reflects the School’s osteopathic philosophy, with specialty care and Centers of Excellence demonstrating our commitment to innovation and quality in all endeavors. RowanSOM seeks to develop clinically skillful, compassionate, and culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds who are prepared to become leaders in their communities.
RowanSOM clinical campus is located in southern New Jersey approximately 8 miles from Philadelphia, 1 hour from the Atlantic Ocean, and 2 hours from New York City.
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) is seeking a Chair for the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Director of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA). In support of the mission, vision, and values of RowanSOM, the candidate will provide leadership, direction, and development to all teaching, clinical, research, community, and support activities within the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Reporting directly to the Dean of RowanSOM, the Chair will work closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Senior Associate Dean for Research, and other members of the Dean’s Cabinet to fulfill this role.
Essential Duties will include:
- Effectively lead the Department toward excellence in the
conduct of teaching, research, patient care delivery,
administrative services and community activities.
- Communicating the mission, vision, and values of the
University, School and Department to faculty and staff by personal
example and commitment; helps to turn the vision and mission into
- Understand the needs and requirements of the department and
effectively communicate and advocate such with the Dean and
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.
- Motivate and develop faculty and staff by accurately assessing
and addressing their strengths, weaknesses and developmental needs.
Clearly define expectations, provide specific and regular feedback
on performance and personal development, and groom faculty and
staff for promotion.
- Demonstrate principled leadership and sound professional,
academic and business ethics as well as create an environment of
cooperation and trust.
- Champion new initiatives, assuming the risk and responsibility
for the Department. Build and maintain effective relationships with
clinical and academic partners.
- Assert one’s own ideas and encourage others to do the same;
gain faculty and staff support and commitment, and motivate faculty
and staff to take action.
- Act professionally and responsibly at all times, both within
and outside of the University, thereby contributing to a positive
image of the Department, the School and the University. When
appropriate, serve as a spokesperson for the School and affiliated
partners to promote clinical care, research and teaching
- Adjust to shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change as
well as demonstrate flexibility.
- Oversee provision and management of direct patient care at
ambulatory, acute care, long-term care and home setting, working
closely with Division Chiefs or Program Directors to achieve
- Works closely with other Department Chairs of the School to
achieve common goals that improve the Faculty Practice Plan’s
quality, service delivery and financial performance.
- Develop and grow clinical services of the Department in
coordination with the Faculty Practice Plan to meet the needs of
the changing consumer market.
- Monitor faculty clinical practice patterns and adherence to
meeting all requirements of local, state and federal accrediting
agencies to ensure ethical practice standards and consistency with
billing and audit requirements as well as continuity of patient
- Ensure adequate faculty effort, oversight, and support for
programs of undergraduate and graduate medical education.
- Takes appropriate steps to maintain full accreditation of
training programs in geriatrics.
- Responsibility for the clinical education and training of
students, residents and fellows; provide guidance to faculty and
staff serving as clinician educators, course directors and program
coordinators for training in geriatric education.
- Encourage and support faculty pursuit of research and scholarly
activity consistent with their other duties.
- Provide a departmental vision and environment to promote
research and increase research funding.
- Promote cross-departmental and cross-school research
- Participate in strategic planning opportunities for expansion
with varied community partners seeking an academic partnership with
the NJ Institute for Successful Aging and the school.
- Foster opportunities for contractual relationships with
potential partners to advance the Institute and the school.
- Consider a broad range of internal and external factors when
making decisions including information about the community, the
market, and competitors.
- Strategically re-evaluate the interface between education,
clinical practice, and research to strategically address new
opportunities for change or expansion that will benefit the overall
mission of the department and the school.
- Emphasize the need to deliver quality services; define
standards for quality and evaluate processes against these
standards to improve organizational performance.
- Demonstrate commitment to quality improvement
- Identify constituent needs and take action to meet them;
continuously search for ways to increase satisfaction among School
and University constituents (students, faculty, patients, staff,
- Support the employment, education, and development of
minorities and protected classes; make decisions based on the
principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment
- Maintain professional, administrative and academic currency;
understands the issues relative to the mission and goals of the
department or office, School and University.
- Develop appropriate budget for the Department, monitors, and
manages the budget to ensure the attainment of fiscal targets.
Regularly review budgets and fiscal targets with the departmental
administrator and budget analyst.
- Oversee administration of grant-funded programs, often assuming
the role of Project Director on grants or extramurally funded
projects as appropriate.
- Direct and oversee grant-writing efforts, providing strategic
direction and conceptualization of local, state and federal grants
and other extramural funding opportunities that have the potential
to advance the reputation of the University, the school and the
- Direct and facilitate the recruitment, retention and
professional development of high-quality faculty and staff and
deploy them strategically to meet the needs of our community and
- Create an atmosphere in which information is shared effectively
both vertically and laterally and encourage open expression and
free exchange of ideas and opinions.
- Serve, as appointed, on key committees and task forces within
the School, University, affiliated hospitals and other
- Conduct all performance appraisals on time. Evaluates
performance based on outcomes of previously established goals and
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Dean.
Candidates must hold a D.O. or M.D. degree and be either AOA or ABMS Board Certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry with a Certificate of Added Qualification/ Board Certification in Geriatrics, and have five years of professional experience, including prior experiences in management roles. Considered candidates must have the academic and professional experience necessary to qualify at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor and must be able to demonstrate and provide examples of leadership (i.e. previous departmental leadership positions, involvement in regional/national organizations etc.), teambuilding (i.e. previous successes, experience, interpersonal skills), academic strength (i.e. teaching experience, research experience, publications), clinical strength (peer recognition, reputation, patient satisfaction), and management strength (coaching, type and quality of management experience, advanced degree with experience). Experience as principal investigator of federal, foundation or state grants preferred.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online on the Rowan University job site.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
The Stratford, New Jersey campus is a Tobacco-free workplace.
Advertised: Mar 9 2021 Eastern Standard Time