This Northwestern Health Sciences faculty role will be 1.0 FTE within the Diagnostic Imaging Department of our College of Chiropractic and will report to the Dean. The department chair is an administrative position that serves as an academic unit leader and facilitates communication between the administration and faculty. Department chairs manage the day-to-day operation of the department and serve as a resource to the faculty and staff members in the department. Department chairs hold teaching responsibilities describes as a percentage of their work, described below.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Academic & Governance (.84 FTE)
Foster excellence in teaching, scholarship and service among the faculty
Potential courses to be taught likely to include:
Skeletal Radiology Series of courses 1-4
Radiation Physics and Safety
Radiographic Technology and Positioning
Radiology of Abdomen and Chest
Management and Leadership and Administrative (.16 FTE)
Mentors other faculty members
Conducts annual performance reviews for faculty members and develops annual goals
Develops an overall departmental work plan in alignment with the University's strategic priorities and mission
Establishes department budget priorities and allocations as directed by the Dean
Builds strong relationships with other campus leaders and departments
Facilitates a collegial and productive work environment for faculty and staff and brings concerns to the attention of the Dean
Recruits, onboards, and mentors faculty to meet the needs of the department
Participates in meetings as requested
Organizes and facilitates department meetings
Encourages faculty professional development
Ensures that official university policies and procedures are effectively communicated and implemented within the department
May serve as the primary liaison from the department to other university departments
Ongoing evaluation of department curriculum
Partners with assessment committees to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching
Recommends teaching assignments and faculty workloads
Represents the department in class scheduling
Manages faculty leaves and special assignments
Evaluates transcripts in collaboration with content experts
Website and catalog management in collaboration with marketing
Available to students for concerns
Partners with other University offices which may include:
Registrar's Office: course scheduling to enhance the program's effectiveness and maximize faculty time and talent
Admissions: Student recruitment and discovery day
Facilities: Lecture and lab maintenance and amenities, manage technical specifications of facilities as needed
Human Resources: Ensure all faculty complete mandatory training, and credential audit of faculty
Web & Media: Ensure that the program is accurately represented in office document, i.e. web content, University Catalog
Must be a MN licensed Doctor of Chiropractic (eligible and or in the process of being licensed)
Must have more than three (3) years of full-time practice or teaching experience and two (2) years teaching at a first professional degree granting institution.
Must be Radiology Residency trained and must hold a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR)
Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.
About Northwestern Health Sciences University
Northwestern Health Sciences University is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. Located in Bloomington, MN, the institution has been a fixture in the market since 1941.
The University has a clear mission and reputation of developing excellent academic and professional programs in what has been traditionally described as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Their deep history is rooted in their founding of The College of Chiropractic, established over 70 years ago which continues to provide more than 85% of the practicing Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) in the state of Minnesota.
While the institution’s history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, the University strives to position itself as an institution focused more broadly on health and wellness. As the demand for graduates in chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and massage therapy continues to grow, NWHSU is uniquely positioned to offer training in a range of patient care options that are natural, evidence based, non-invasive and integrated with traditional medicine. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 1,000 stu...dents across degree and certificate programs and 7,000 continuing education students. NWHSU has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. The University is a not-for-profit institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Its 25-acre, non-residential campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is eight miles from MSP Airport and ten miles from downtown Minneapolis.