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Director, Problem Based Learning (RowanSOM)

Apply now Job no: 496399
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Sewell, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - School of Osteopathic Medicine

Director of Problem-Based Learning

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine


The Director of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is responsible for the oversight of the PBL pre-clerkship curricular track of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) across its two campuses (Stratford and Sewell). The PBL track is one of two pre-clerkship curricular tracks at RowanSOM and focuses on helping medical students to learn through self-directed learning within the context of clinical cases.  The PBL Director supervises the Assistant PBL Director as well as the programmatic staff.  This role works closely with the Sewell Campus Dean and staff to ensure program consistency across campuses.  Additionally, this role works closely with the assessment division in developing and assessing the outcomes of the PBL education program. The PBL Director reports to the Associate Dean for Curriculum.


  • In collaboration with the Assistant PBL Director and the Associate Dean for Curriculum, oversees the development and delivery of PBL curricular content and assessments.
  • Collaborates with and supervises PBL History and Physical Diagnosis, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) component directors to ensure that all competencies are being covered and that appropriate integration is occurring.
  • Teaches in the History and Physical Diagnosis portion of the OCS Courses.
  • Collaborates with the Director of the Simulation lab to develops new simulated patient (SP) scenarios for PBL clinical skills assessments.
  • Supervises the Assistant PBL Director, and programmatic staff.
  • Selects, develops and manages the faculty that facilitate the PBL groups.
  • Chairs search committees for new personnel hiring including faculty and support staff.
  • Provides orientation for new faculty facilitators.
  • Performs annual review of faculty facilitators.
  • Mentors faculty in de novo item writing for quality examination development.
  • Appoints faculty subcommittees as the need arises.
  • Ensures consistency of the PBL processes across campuses and curricular tracks.
  • Ensures the application of Program Evaluation and Student Assessment (PESA) committee polices to the PBL track.
  • Performs final editing of PBL block Examinations.
  • Works towards horizontal and vertical integration of the curriculum.
  • Supervises the selection of clinical cases from the master case catalogue that serve as the contextual learning basis for PBL.
  • Supervises the development of new clinical cases required to enhance PBL learning objectives.
  • Assists the Admissions Office in recruiting candidates for the PBL track through individual candidate and large group events.
  • Updates and maintains all program documents on annual basis.
  • Reviews evaluations of the program and faculty and make changes as needed to constantly improve quality.
  • Reviews student outcomes with the Assessment Office and make changes to program as needed to improve quality of the curriculum.
  • Mentors PBL students with Summer Medical Research Fellowships (SMRF) through the university.
  • Collaborates with the Center for Teaching and Learning to support student success.
  • Supports the Medical Scholarship curriculum through collaboration with the Medical Scholarship Director.
  • Participates in academic committees as assigned.
  • Reports curriculum plans, proposed changes, and outcomes to the Curriculum Committee.
  • Acts as instructor for ancillary PBL student courses in Emotional Intelligence and Professionalism as need arises.


The PBL Director reports to the Associate Dean for Curriculum.


Applicants must be a DO or MD with at least 5 years of undergraduate medical education and administration experience. A qualified candidate would have experience with the philosophy of the PBL method of teaching and with PBL facilitation. This leader must be emotionally intelligent with a demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Demonstrated excellence with course direction is essential. A demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with faculty, administrators, and constituencies at all levels of the organization is required.


Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine promote a diverse community that begins with students, faculty, staff and administration who respect each other and value each other’s dignity. By identifying and removing barriers and fostering individual potential, Rowan will cultivate a community where all members can learn and grow. The Rowan University community is committed to a safe environment that encourages intellectual, academic, and social interaction and engagement across multiple intersections of identities.  Creating and maintaining a caring community that embraces diversity in its broadest sense is among the highest priorities.

Leadership, staff, and faculty identified diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values for Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.  We believe promoting these values cultivates a more diverse physician workforce and develops skillful, culturally competent physicians to improve health and solve health disparities. 

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. 


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