Chair, Family and Community Medicine

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024

Chair, Family and Community Medicine

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Chair, Family and Community Medicine
Position Type Faculty
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Medicine (COM)seeks an established, innovative board-certified family physician leader for a vibrant and impactful Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). The candidate should have a strong interest in enhancing the missions of the University and the (COM). The candidate must embrace and embody the COM’s vision: The NEOMED College of Medicine will be a national leader in community-centered medicine, challenging and empowering its students and faculty to lead transformational change to improve the health of Ohio communities and address healthcare disparities by pioneering best practices in community-based care, relevant scholarship, and clinical care. The DFCM is focused on primary care, public and community health, behavioral health, geriatrics, palliative care, bioethics and the humanities and the ideal candidate will further develop and enhance these focus areas. The individual should be a scholar and educator in research and teaching in an area of family medicine, population science, behavioral science, or health outcomes and/or implementation research. A track record of strong mentorship and facilitation of research is important.\

The ideal candidate will be familiar with community-based medical schools and affiliated hospital residencies and relationships. The chair will take a leadership role in supporting teaching in an interdisciplinary model and promoting faculty teaching and curriculum development. The chair may also take a leadership role in the Student Run Free Clinic (SRFC).

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of equity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
Lead the department’s strategic vision:
  • Responsible for carrying out the mission of NEOMED by providing faculty and staff opportunities for education, research, clinical care and scholarship.
  • Develops shared departmental vision in alignment with NEOMED’s mission and growth-oriented vision.
  • Entrepreneurial and fiscally responsible.
  • Provide innovative, inspiring leadership to the faculty, students, staff, clinical preceptors, affiliate organizations, and the community.
  • Provide leadership in refining and advancing NEOMED’s unique approach to interprofessional education, incorporating increased opportunities for interdisciplinary practice.
  • Champion diversity initiatives at NEOMED, maintaining a culture that supports and nurtures a diverse student body, staff, faculty, and administration and a curriculum that incorporates cultural competency embracing diversity and cultural competence while setting high standards for scholarship and performance.

  • Engage with students and prospective students, serving as a model of medical professionalism.
  • Maintain strong ties with students as they graduate and progress in their training and practice in various settings.
  • Maintain and expand our current pathways in rural, urban, and social justice care and oversee their transition to incorporate digital badging.
  • Maintain and expand the accelerated family medicine track.
  • Continue to explore possibilities in our trial work on developing a longitudinal integrated curriculum.
  • Build and maintain strong ties with our family medicine residency partners.
  • Build and maintain strong ties to the community and community leaders, federal, state and county health care authorities, community family medicine health care centers, advocacy groups and philanthropy.
  • Supports the growth and excellence of the Student Run Free Clinic.

Provide administrative leadership:
  • Recruit, retain and mentor faculty with expertise in teaching, research, and clinical practice in family medicine.
  • Recruit, develop, and maintain additional clinical partners and preceptors who will provide high quality educational experiences.
  • Maintain a strong affiliated family medicine residency program.
  • Oversee, monitor and evaluate departmental operations, operating budgets, extramural funding, performance of faculty and staff.
  • Serve on other University and College committees as needed and perform other duties as assigned.

Enhance and expand departmental research:
  • Further enhance and expand a competitive research portfolio which obtains funding from federal, (e.g. NIH, AHRQ, and national foundation funding), state and local sources, as investigator or co-investigator.
  • Disseminate scholarly activity and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Commitment in the area of research should align with the community-based primary care research focus area as well as College and University strategic goals.

Provide direct patient care:
  • Optional
Candidates must have an M.D. or D.O. degree, Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medine is required. Additional advanced degree(s) preferred.

  • At least ten years’ experience in the practice of family medicine, preferably in public and community settings.
  • Eligible for appointment as Chair with a faculty appointment consistent with a full professor designation. Experience in a university setting with multiple health professional programs and with interdisciplinary care models.
  • A record of success as a leader, (e.g. as vice chair; institute, center, or program director), in a higher education and clinical environment, including experience in successfully growing a program, department, center or institute or equivalent leadership in public/community mental health settings affiliated with an academic institution.
  • A record of contribution to improving family medicine, including program development, research/scholarship, and teaching.
  • Experience in research and fostering research initiatives, strong record of research/scholarship, including successful grant funding and work with foundations; experience in development, philanthropy and innovative alternative approaches to revenue generation.
  • An understanding of the latest trends in health care delivery and financing, with a clear vision for the future of medical practice, education, and research in family/community medicine.
  • Experience with health care delivery in diverse settings and with working in and promoting a multicultural, diverse environment.
  • Experience with curriculum development and assessment and its implementation at an institutional level.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • A respected individual who engages effectively with the university community, its academic and clinical partners, and external stakeholders such as state and county health care leaders, patient advocates, government officials, the media and members of the philanthropic community.
  • A record of national participation and collaboration in family medicine innovations in service, scholarship and/or teaching.
  • A leader who can not only craft an inspiring vision but also translate it into a successful program, including effectively managing financial resources, delegating responsibilities and evaluating performance and inspiring others who are members of the team.
  • Comfortable leading change and managing in a fluid growth-oriented environment.
  • Sets standards of excellence and professionalism in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical practice.
  • Committed to diversity and to the unique needs and cultures of diverse populations.
  • Record of mentoring and sustaining faculty and staff development.
  • Able to cross clinical department lines to enhance and lead collaborative opportunities/initiatives, especially integrating mental health and primary care

Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
  • Talent Management: NEOMED leadership strives to align department and individual talent management efforts with the university strategic plan and objectives through workforce planning, recruiting the right talent onboard and helping develop employees to their optimal potential and capabilities.
  • Operational Excellence: NEOMED will create a culture of operational excellence by establishing clear administrative practices and eliminating waste. Leaders strive to meet customer expectations through a continuous improvement of the operational processes and creating a culture of employee empowerment to achieve objectives.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact the NEOMED Title IX Coordinator:

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Research Interest
  2. Teaching Interests