Director of Medical Scholarship (SOM Stratford)

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Job Title: Director of Medical Scholarship

Department: Academic Affairs - Curriculum

Reports To: Associate Dean for Curriculum


The medical scholarship director (MSD) is responsible for the development and administration of a four-year longitudinal curriculum dedicated to the fundamentals of research in medicine, evidence-based practice and quality improvement. The MSD will serve as a resource and mediator on campus for scholarly excellence and oversees didactics on biostatistics, epidemiology, research design and implementation. The Director will assist students in developing their scholarly projects in accordance to the RowanSOM scholarly requirements. The MSD will work closely with the Associate Dean for Curriculum, the Associate Dean for Assessment and the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education in developing and assessing the outcomes of the medical students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Propose and vet scholarly program in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Curriculum
  • Recruit and coordinate with appropriate faculty to teach content
  • Notify Academic Affairs in a timely manner of additional faculty needs to meet adequate faculty student ratios where applicable
  • Ensure adequate and varied teaching methods to optimize student mastery of material
  • Be available to answer students’ questions about the medical scholarship curriculum
  • Facilitate access to content experts for additional student questions
  • Create and update syllabi in RowanSOM approved format
  • Ensure each learning sessions/segment has appropriate content and level learning objectives
  • Ensure timely, organized maintenance of the Learning Management System (LMS) (Canvas) site and relevant materials
  • Maintain up-to-date mapping of learning objectives (course and classes) as designed by Academic Affairs
  • Create appropriate and diverse formative and summative assessments in collaboration with the Assessment department
  • Collect, label, and map exam questions
  • Prepare and evaluate assignments
  • Prepare associated exams and project rubrics
  • Ensure proctoring of exams
  • Prepare annual course review / self-evaluation as required by the Program Evaluation Student Assessment (PESA)
  • Evaluate sessions and give constructive feedback to session teachers
  • Remediate, replace or remove session teachers and content as needed to improve the program
  • Prepare and finalize / sign off on student assessments and final grades
  • Ensure support for student learning through collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the creation of reviews where appropriate
  • Attend meetings relevant to the curriculum


The Medical Scholarship Director will report to the Associate Dean for Curriculum and will be a key member of the Curriculum staff.


The ideal candidate must have demonstrated track record of published scholarly works in peer reviewed journals as well as oral presentation skills. Excellent organizational skills and leadership skills are required. Applicants must hold a PhD, or equivalent degree preferably in the basic sciences or health related field. Candidates should have at least three years of higher education and administration experience, with some of that working in a medical school. The ability to work well with a varied constituency (students, faculty, chairs, staff) is important, as is experience with negotiation. Academic title will be assigned based on experience.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

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