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Chair-Department of Family Medicine, Rowan-Virtua SOM

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 9, 2023

Job Details

Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine

Stratford, New Jersey

Rowan University, Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine (RVSOM), 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. RVSOM seeks to develop clinically skillful, compassionate and culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds, who are prepared to become leaders in their communities.

RVSOM clinical campus is located in South Jersey, approximately 8 miles from Philadelphia, 1 hour from Atlantic City and 2 hours from New York City.

RVSOM is seeking a Chair for the Department of Family Medicine. In support of the mission, vision and values of RVSOM the candidate will provide leadership, direction and development to all teaching, clinical, research, community, and support activities within the Department. Reporting directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the Chair will work closely with the, 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 leads the Department toward excellence in the conduct of teaching, research, patient care delivery, administrative services and community activities.
  • Communicates the mission, vision and values of the University, School and Department to faculty and staff through personal example and commitment; helps to turn the vision and mission into reality.
  • Understands the needs and requirements of the department and effectively communicates and advocates for those with the Dean and the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.
  • Motivates and develops faculty and staff by accurately assessing and addressing their strengths, weaknesses and developmental needs. Clearly defines expectations and provides specific and regular feedback on performance and personal development, grooms faculty and staff for promotion.
  • Demonstrates principled leadership and sound professional, academic and business ethics, creates an environment of cooperation and trust.
  • Champions new initiatives, assuming the risk and responsibility for the Department. Builds and maintains effective relationships with clinical and academic partners.
  • Asserts own ideas and encourages others to do the same; gains faculty and staff support and commitment, motivates people to take action.
  • Acts professionally and responsibly at all times, within and outside of the University, contributing to a positive image of the Department, the School and the University. When appropriate, serves as a spokesperson for the School and affiliated partners to promote clinical care, research and teaching programs.
  • Adjusts to shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change; demonstrates flexibility.
  • Oversees provision and management of direct patient care at ambulatory settings and working closely with Division Chiefs or Program Directors to achieve desired result.
  • 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.
  • Develops and grows clinical services of the Department, in coordination with the Faculty Practice Plan to meet the needs of the changing consumer market.
  • Monitors faculty clinical practice patterns, and adherence to meeting all requirements of local, state and federal accrediting agencies to ensure ethical practice standards, consistency with billing and audit requirements, and continuity of patient care.
  • Ensures 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 family medicine.
  • Responsible for the clinical education and training of students, residents and fellows; providing guidance to faculty and staff serving as clinician educators, course directors and program coordinators for training in Family Medicine education.
  • Encourages and supports faculty pursuit of research and scholarly activity, consistent with their other duties.
  • Provides a departmental vision and environment to promote research and increase research funding.
  • Promotes cross departmental and cross school research projects.
Organizational Development/Planning
  • Participates in strategic planning opportunities for expansion with varied community partners seeking an academic partnership with the department and the school. Fosters opportunities for contractual relationships with potential partners to advance the department and the school.
  • Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when making decisions, including information about the community, the market and competitors.
  • Strategically re-evaluates interface between education, clinical practice, research to strategically address new opportunities for change or expansion that will benefit the overall mission of the department and the school.
  • Emphasizes the need to deliver quality services; defines standards for quality and evaluates processes against these standards to improve organizational performance; demonstrates commitment to quality improvement initiatives.
  • Identifies constituents’ needs and takes action to meet them; continually searches for ways to increase satisfaction among the School’s and University’s constituents (students, faculty, patients, staff, communities).
  • Supports the employment, education and development of minorities and protected classes; makes decisions based on the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • Maintains professional, administrative and academic currency; understands the issues relative to the mission and goals of the department or office, School and University.
  • Develops appropriate budget for the Department, monitors and manages the budget to ensure the attainment of fiscal targets. Regularly reviews budgets and fiscal targets with the departmental administrator and budget analyst.
  • Oversees administration of grant-funded programs, often assuming role of Project Director on grants or extramurally funded projects as appropriate.
  • Directs and oversees 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 Institute.
  • Directs and facilitates the recruitment, retention and professional development of high quality faculty and staff and deploys them strategically to meet the needs of our community and affiliated partners.
  • Creates an atmosphere in which information is shared effectively both vertically and laterally; encourages open expression and exchange of ideas and opinions
  • Serves, as appointed, on key committees and task forces within the School, University, affiliated hospitals and other groups.
  • Conducts all performance appraisals on time; evaluates performance based on outcomes of previously established goals and objectives.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Dean.

Candidates must hold a D.O. degree and be either AOA or ABMS Board Certified in Family Medicine and have five years of professional experience, including prior experiences in a management role. 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.

Salary and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Generous paid time off.
  • APB retirement benefit plan with employer contribution up to 8% of base salary (state regulations apply).
  • Malpractice insurance that provides coverage to clinical faculty.
  • State Health Benefit program that includes medical, dental and prescriptions.
  • Life insurance and option to apply for long-term disability insurance.
  • Employee Housing Incentive reimbursement ($1500/year for up to ten years).
  • Family relocation reimbursement (in accordance with IRS guidelines-Publication 521).
  • Undergraduate tuition scholarship program for dependent(s), spouse, domestic or civil union partner.
Further details about our benefits package are available at:

Rowan University and the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine promote a diverse community that begins with students, faculty, staff and administration who respect each other and value each other’s dignity. By identifying and removing barriers and fostering individual potential, Rowan will cultivate a community where all members can learn and grow. The Rowan University community is committed to a safe environment that encourages intellectual, academic, and social interaction and engagement across multiple intersections of identities. Creating and maintaining a caring community that embraces diversity in its broadest sense is among the highest priorities.

Leadership, staff, and faculty identified diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values for Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. We believe promoting these values cultivates a more diverse physician workforce and develops skillful, culturally competent physicians to improve health and solve health disparities.

Experience with diverse populations. Record of respect and openness towards people whose social and cultural background is different from one’s own. Ability to recognize and manage one’s behaviors and communication to create an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment within the department/organization.

NOTE: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US. The university will not sponsor an applicant's work visa for this position.

NOTE: This faculty appointment is Tenure Eligible and may be granted upon successful completion of criteria listed in the RowanSOM Faculty Bylaws.

NOTE: Faculty Rank of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor is pending review and recommendation made by the Faculty Affairs Committee.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

The Stratford, New Jersey campus is a Tobacco-free workplace.

Advertised: Aug 9 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 30 2023 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Rowan University

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