Director, Strategic Partnerships and Professional Career Preparation, School of Veterinary Medi...

Rowan University
Sewell, New Jersey

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Job no: 496458
Work type: Regular Part-Time
Location: Sewell, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial, Professional

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Professional Career Preparation, RUSVM

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Work type: Part-Time (20-25 Hours Week)


Categories: Managerial, Clinical Associate Professor (non-tenure track)

Director, Strategic Partners and Professional Preparation

The School of Veterinary Medicine at Rowan University is seeking at Part-Time Director of Affiliated Clinical Partners and Professional Career Preparation to develop and coordinate relationships with affiliate hospitals/partnering organizations in keeping with the values and goals of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

The successful candidate will advance the academic mission of the School through their contributions to clinical teaching commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion requisite for future veterinarians and leaders who will positively impact the health of clients, patients and professional colleagues. The ideal candidate will be visionary and entrepreneurial as they work to create a structure for clinical affiliations and professional preparation of future veterinarians.

The person in this position will lead early efforts to establish an academic counseling and career advisement program that supports student wellness and professional career preparation and provide for clinical faculty development to ensure a holistic and humanistic culture of excellence in animal healthcare. Within the career advancement realm, it is anticipated that the selected candidate in this inaugural role, assists students in the preparation of a professional CV/resume and review and provide suggestions for improvement applying best practices for developmental teaching and learning goals and outcomes.

The selected candidate serves on the RUSVM Advisory Council and frequently interacts with other University divisions and departments including the Division of Student Success, Student Success Leadership Team, Career Advancement, and University Advising Center; contributing to the vision and strategic direction of RUSVM clinical education, academic advisement, and career preparation.

The position will be in the Clinical Associate Professor track, which support faculty members whose responsibilities include the traditional triad of research, clinical service, and teaching. The successful candidate will be appropriately apportioned to these academic areas depending upon their strengths.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop a clear vision and implementation strategy for an academic advisement and career counseling framework for the School while liaising with RUSVM administrators and clinical partners.
  • Demonstrates a clear commitment to clinical veterinary education as evidenced by leadership in mentoring students and providing guidance in career planning.
  • Work with students at all phases that lead to the completion of their DVM, including: academic counseling, student advising, professional development and wellness; ensure students receive the support and guidance needed to reach their full potential as veterinary professionals.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive program for student wellbeing, dispositions, and resiliency.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for faculty, academic advisors, and staff.
  • Responsible for the design, development, and delivery of activities and instruction for faculty to ensure the maximum impact on student outcomes.
  • Collaborate with RUSVM administrators and campus partners to produce reports for internal and external constituents relating to clinical education and career advancement.
  • Form and maintain clinical affiliation agreements; ensure continued adherence to guidelines and requirements.
  • Develop and identify new programs to educate students to be able to thrive in challenging and meaningful veterinary career; including clinical skills and simulation training.
  • Prepare grants and investigate other development activities to support and expand student support offerings.
  • Develop and implement academic enrichment activities and workshops to support a diverse and inclusive student population.
  • Work closely with faculty, staff, and a wide range of university departments to identify opportunities for collaboration which will benefit students.
  • Conduct research to assess and improve student learning and evaluate student-learning environmental interaction.
  • Form and maintain strategic partnerships with program directors and representatives from programs/affiliated partners within and outside of the RUSCM.
  • Collaborate with University and clinical partners on developing assessment measures for career-related activities and events.
  • Collaborate with office and campus partners and produce reports for internal and external constituents relating to clinical education and information on career services.
  • Arrange workshops, select guest speakers, and implementation of events promoting veterinary education, including career fairs, case study competitions, and guided discussions and lectures.
  • Maintain a database of clinical affiliation and partnership agreements.
  • Prepare reports on faculty development participation and student academic and career performance for academic departments and for accreditation.

QUALIFICATIONS for the position includes the following: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • DVM or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (5+) years of experience in veterinary practice, clinical experience
  • Currently licensed or eligible for licensure in NJ
  • Demonstrated success in implementing clinical learning and assessment and evaluation initiatives from development to implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with multiple constituencies (Chairs, Deans, Students, Clinical Partners etc.) in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • Understanding of pertinent clinical learning guidelines, expectations, and standards
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and lead change with a clear understanding of curricular processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and make sound judgments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including interpersonal, organizational, customer services, and analytical skills
  • Valid NJ Driver’s License

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Please Note: This position will be posted until it is filled.

Advertised: May 11 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 31 2022 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Rowan University 

Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

 The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.


Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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