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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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;
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- State Health Benefit program that includes medical, dental and
- Life insurance and option to apply for long-term disability
- Employee Housing Incentive reimbursement ($1500/year for up to
- Family relocation reimbursement (in accordance with IRS
- 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.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the
US. The university will not sponsor an applicant's work visa for
This faculty appointment is Tenure Eligible
may be granted upon successful completion of criteria listed in the
RowanSOM Faculty Bylaws.
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.
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