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Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report


To support and further the mission, vision and values of RowanSOM by providing leadership, direction and development to all teaching, clinical, research and support activities within the Department of Psychiatry.  Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, RowanSOM, the Vice Chair works closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other members of the Dean’s Cabinet to fulfill his/her role. The Vice-Chair should be prepared to represent or act as alternate to the Chair if required.


Essential Duties:



  • 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.
  • Has an understanding of the growing health needs of the community of which the School is a part of and develops innovative ways to meet them.
  • Understands the needs and requirements of the department and effectively communicates and advocates for those with the Chair, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Dean.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrating principled leadership and sound professional, academic and business ethics, creates an environment of cooperation and trust.  Champion’s new initiatives, assuming the risk and responsibility for the Department.  Builds and maintains effective relationships with clinical and academic partners. 


  • Oversees the provisions of outstanding patient care that is of the highest quality meeting all requirements of local, state and federal accrediting agencies.
  • Provide and manage direct patient care at one or more of our outpatient clinical offices located in the Southern New Jersey area.

  • 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.
  • Ensures timely, customer-focused communication with physicians and hospital staff to support and enhance patient care.


  • Works with the Chair, the Dean and Dean’s cabinet to implement a comprehensive plan that prepares the School and its affiliated partners for medical excellence in the 21st century through fostering appropriate strategic relationships. 
  • Identifies the needs of the University, School and hospital constituents (students, faculty, patients, staff, affiliates, and communities) and takes decisive action to meet them, continually searching for ways to increase satisfaction among these constituents. 
  • Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when making decisions, including information about the community, the market and competitors. 
  • Demonstrating flexibility, adjusts to shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change.


  • Assists in budget development for the Department and managing the budget to ensure the attainment of fiscal targets. 
  • 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. 
  • Serves, as appointed, on key committees and task forces within the School, University, affiliated partners as well as and other groups to help further the Department and University’s mission.
  • 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. 
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Chair or the Dean.



Must hold a medical degree (DO or MD), and be either AOA or ABMS Board Certified in Psychiatry and have five years of professional experience, including prior experiences in management role. Must be able to demonstrate and provide examples of leadership (i.e. previous departmental leadership positions, significant medical directorship roles, 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).


Personal Attributes:

1.       Ability to work in a team and to support the effective working of a small team.

2.       Ability to accomplish detailed work and to coordinate such work by others to a tight time scale and to a high standard.

3.       Ability to meet high standards of excellence in content and presentation.

4.       Experience and knowledge of the School and University’s mission and vision.

5.       Excellent organization and communication skills (written and verbal).

6.     Networking and Management Skills.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.


Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Stratford Campus is a Tobacco-Free Workplace.