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Vice Chair for Family Medicine

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 Family Medicine.  Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, 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:



  • Directs Quality Projects to ensure success in Faculty Practice Plan Initiatives for patient care in relation to the school, affiliates and medical insurance carrier programs.  Specifics will vary based on program, but metrics could include:
  • Attaining highest level of recognition for quality in any insurance incentive program

  • Decreasing utilization in various target domains

  • Setting standards for Faculty and Staff in relation to meeting quality metrics

  • Providing regularly scheduled education and feedback regarding these metrics to responsible parties and providing corrective action where needed.

  • Leads planning and goal-setting at ambulatory practices for practice optimization and transformation.
  • Set standard clinical workflows such as:
  • Standing Orders

  • Rooming Protocols

  • Schedule Management

  • Patient Safety

  • Identify which aspects of the revenue generating metrics need improvement/refinement.



  • Direct Educational Programs to ensure pre-doctoral and post-doctoral faculty success in competencies, accreditation standards, quality, consistency and development of SOM FM educational programs.
  • Develop set standards for curriculum across the educational continuum in Family Medicine including pre-clerkship, clerkship and post-doctoral courses.

  • Ensure success of students and residents on High Stakes examinations including COMLEX PE and Family Medicine Board Exams (AOBFP and ABFM).
  • Oversee current departmental Areas of Distinction as approved by the Curriculum Committee.
  • Oversee Faculty Development programs for Salaried and Volunteer Faculty.
  • Assist with National and International Programs.
  • Review and respond to student and faculty satisfaction data, providing appropriate feedback as needed.
  • Serve as departmental point-person for Educational Software Initiatives, proposals and suggestions.



  • Establish set standards for expected service contribution of department of faculty.
  • Serve as Department Liaison for Family Medicine Specific Student Service Organizations including:
  • Project REACH

  • Migrant Farm Workers

  • Student ACOFP Chapter

  • Develop patient-centered departmental service initiatives.


  • Oversee current departmental research projects.
  • Service as the point person for determination of approval for all eIRB submissions
  • Mentor junior faculty in building a scholarly profile
  • Participate in grant proposals from sources at school, university and national level.
  • Collaborate with other University Departments and Schools on grant projects.
  • Serve as the point person for all new ideas students/faculty would like to develop. 


  • Serve as proxy for Chair as needed at School, University and Affiliate level committees.
  • Serve as proxy for Chair as needed when on vacation or out of the country.
  • Assist Chair/Administrator in preparation of Departmental annual budget
  • Participate in interviewing and on-boarding of new hires for faculty and department level staff
  • Assist in oversight of practice administrator and administration.


Must hold a medical degree (DO or MD), and be either AOA or ABMS Board Certified in Family Medicine 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).

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.