Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Job description

Welcome to Rowan University’s Career Site

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 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 academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, the Colleges of 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—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. 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 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Rowan University is committed to assisting all members of the Rowan community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the Department of Public Safety website at:

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety Office, located at Bole Hall Annex, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (856) 256-4562 or 4506. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about fire statistics in Rowan University Residential Facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by federal law, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or "Clery Act" and is provided by the Rowan University Department of Public Safety.

Nondiscrimination at Rowan University: Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and supporting regulations, Rowan does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates; this extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its supporting regulations may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education or to the University’s Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator:

Monise Princilus, Ed.S.
Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Office of Student Equity & Compliance
Rowan University
Savitz Hall, Suite 203
201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
[email protected]

For information on the Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault policy and grievance procedures, please click here.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Job no: 494839
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Stratford, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - 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, Simulation Center, and Student Affairs. The Senior Associate Dean leads these divisions to meet SOM’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”. This role reports directly to the Dean and is a key member of the Dean’s Cabinet.

Duties: Oversee and guide the Deans and Directors of Academic Affairs to meet the mission of RowanSOM.

  1. Ensure that the school meets and exceeds all standards of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) on an ongoing basis. Oversee the Director of Academic Affairs to develop all COCA reports and facilitate all site visits. Develop external reports as needed. Interface with the Rowan University Provost’s office with activities related to University accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  2. Oversee the Office of the Registrar. Work with the Registrar to ensure that applicant and student records are appropriately maintained and all FERPA regulations are met.
  3. Oversee the Dean for Assessment and the Offices of Assessment and Simulation. Ensure that comprehensive program evaluation and student assessment are utilized, and are tracked and reported across the continuum of education. Develop separate processes for formative and summative benchmarks for student advancement. Develop and integrate simulation programming into the curriculum for assessing student physician skills.
  4. Oversee the Director and Office of Center for Teaching and Learning. Ensure that students have appropriate programs, tutoring, and tools needed for academic success. Track academic progress of students and ensure timely intervention when needed. Provide longitudinal career counseling to support students' GME aspirations. Administratively support the Student Academic Progress Committee.
  5. Oversee the Dean and Office of Clinical Education. Work to develop and maintain clinical training sites. Ensure maintenance of affiliation agreements, and all teaching faculty credentialing at all sites. Schedule students for their clinical rotations.
  6. Oversee the Dean for Curriculum and the Offices of Curriculum and Faculty Development. Engage faculty through the Curriculum Committee to develop curricular innovations using multiple learning formats including online learning technology. Collaborate with the Curriculum Committee throughout curriculum planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Ensure that all directives of the committee are implemented. Ensure that Faculty Development supports a scholarly approach to developing medical educators and advances educational research. Support faculty education programs that elevate the skills of SOM faculty to meet organizational objectives and nationally accepted accreditation standards and requirements. Organize and track all faculty development activities for paid and volunteer faculty.
  7. Oversee the Deans of Student Affairs and the Office of Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement. Ensure that student-related policies and procedures are just and transparent, and are clearly communicated and consistently implemented. Lead a culture of professionalism, wellness, equity and inclusion for student organizations and activities. Provide administrative support for student health insurance, student health and wellness programs. Provide support for student organizations and activities. Provide support for the RowanSOM Alumni Association, and maintain effective communications and relationships with the alumni community. Maintain related databases for outcomes assessment and reporting. Plan and implement student events throughout the year.
  8. Oversee the administrative activities of Academic Affairs including budget development and management, as well as operations issues, working with the administrator of Academic Affairs.
  9. Lead RowanSOM's implementation of the strategic planning goals pertaining to student education.
  10. Encourage development and publication of educational research and scholarly presentations of all leaders within Academic Affairs.
  11. Mentor assistant and associate deans and directors.
  12. Represent the school in University activities related to Academic Affairs issues.
  13. Develop inter-professional education opportunities.
  14. Interface with students and student leaders to seek feedback about the school's programming. Provide academic and career counseling as needed.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


Qualified applicants must be a DO, MD, EdD or PhD with ten years of experience in undergraduate medical education and at least five years of academic administrative leadership experience at a senior level which includes budget management, and has their own academic portfolio (research, peer-reviewed publications, etc.). The ability to work well with a varied constituency (students, faculty, chairs, staff) is important, as is experience with negotiation. Experience with the osteopathic medical school landscape is preferred. Experience in education, admissions, academic accreditation, student affairs, management and administration strongly preferred. Outstanding leadership, interpersonal communication and team-building skills are also essential.

Advertised: Nov 9 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 2/9/2021
Work Type: