The history of Rowan SOM has its beginnings in 1976, when the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine was founded by legislation authorizing a new osteopathic medical school in southern New Jersey. Gaining approval for the legislation was not easy. Thanks to the persistence and energy of those who advocated for the legislation, namely Senator Joseph Maressa, Dr. Howard Levine and Dr. Joseph Riley, the legislation was approved and a “school without walls” was created. Since then, there have been countless milestones, accolades and remarkable growth in new programs, faculty, staff and students. The campus has also experienced tremendous growth, expanding from one building in 1977 to four dynamic centers dedicated to teaching, healing and discovering. As a result of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act of 2012, UMDNJ was disbanded; the school became part of Rowan University on July 1, 2013. It is now known as Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, or RowanSOM.
To initiate the original educational program of UMDNJ, a plan was developed to use the basic science facilities at Rutgers Medical School (now Robert Wood Johnson Medical School) in Piscataway for the first two years of the curriculum, and affiliated community hospitals in southern New Jersey for the last two years. Shortly thereafter, on September 7, 1977, the first class with 24 students began its osteopathic medical training.
RowanSOM’s first affiliate and its current principal teaching hospital is Jefferson Health New Jersey, with divisions in Stratford, Cherry Hill and Washington Township. Relationships with other teaching hospitals developed later and, today, the major clinical affiliates are Lourdes Health System (Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro) and Inspira Health Network in Bridgeton, Elmer, Vineland and Woodbury. Clinical affiliates include Christ Hospital in Jersey City; Cooper University Hospital in Camden; Atlantic Health in Morristown and Summit; and Meridian Health System in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Over the years, the school has greatly expanded. In 1987, it opened the Specialty Care Center, today known as the Rowan Medicine Building. In 1989, the Primary Care Center building, now known as the University Educational Center, was purchased. In July of 1990, RowanSOM completed the first phase of the Science Center and became a unified four-year campus in Stratford, two full years ahead of schedule. In the fall of 1993, the Academic Center was opened and completed the campus. Additions, renovations and capital improvements continue to provide students with state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
We are seeking to fill a full-time position for Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in our nationally acclaimed School of Osteopathic Medicine
The Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs provides leadership for the planning and implementation of all components of the academic programs’ administration for the medical school. This includes oversight and supervision of the divisions of Alumni Engagement, Assessment, Center for Teaching and We are seeking to fill a full-time position for Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in our nationally acclaimed School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs provides leadership for the planning and implementation of all components of the academic programs’ administration for the medical school. This includes oversight and supervision of the divisions of Alumni Engagement, Assessment, Center for Teaching and Learning, Curriculum, Registrar and Student Affairs. The Senior Associate Dean leads these divisions to meet RowanSOM’s mission to “develop clinically skillful, compassionate and culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds who are grounded in our osteopathic philosophy and ready to meet future healthcare workforce needs.” To read more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit: https://sites.rowan.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion/index.html . This role reports directly to the Dean and is a key member of the Dean’s Cabinet.
The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Stratford, NJ, 20 minutes away from the city of Philadelphia.
DO, MD, EdD or PhD; at least ten years of experience in undergraduate medical education; at least five years of academic administrative experience at a senior level including education, student affairs, management and administration.
Outstanding leadership, interpersonal communication, collaboration, team-building, and negotiation skills with a varied constituency (students, faculty, chairs, staff) are essential. Ability to work with people from diverse racial, ethnic, gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds and adapt a flexible leadership style for multiple cultural environments with a strong knowledge of racial health disparities. Experience with the osteopathic medical school landscape is preferred. Experience in education, admissions, academic accreditation, student affairs, management and administration strongly preferred.
How To Apply
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at the Rowan University job site: https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/job/494848/senior-associate-dean-for-academic-afairs- school-of-osteopathic-medicine-stratford
Applications should contain a letter of interest that includes a clear description of qualifications, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is hired.