Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Academic Affairs
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Benefit Eligible

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic & Student Programs, the Dean is the senior academic and management leader for the College of Chiropractic.  The Dean is responsible for leadership of the faculty and development of high quality and innovative program offerings through the College of Chiropractic.

The Dean will provide specific leadership in setting strategic direction of the college in support of the University's strategic goals, ensuring that the college is offering a vibrant, current and effective curriculum'; budgeting and allocation of resources; development of a high performing culture within the college; and the continuous improvement of student outcomes to ensure their success and support both the college's and NWHSU's goals and mission. The Dean, College of Chiropractic is a working leader and must have the ability to build and maintain strong and collegial relationships with faculty, students, and other campus constituents.  The Dean is a member of the President's Cabinet, Academic Council, and Clinic Quality Assurance Committee.

Founded in 1941, Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals in what have been traditionally described as fields in complementary and alternative medicine.  As the demand for graduates in chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapy, and allied health professions 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.  The University enrolls approximately 1,000 students and is on an enrollment growth path.  Approximately 35% of students receive grant assistance from the University. While 95% of students receive federal and state financial aid, NWHSU has a consistently low federal student loan default rate. Its 25-acre, non-residential campus in Bloomington, Minnesota is eight miles from MSP Airport and ten miles from downtown Minneapolis.

Qualifications:  Candidates will have a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and at least eight years higher education experience with increasing leadership and management responsibilities including leading faculty in a higher education setting.  Ideally, the Dean has experience in health care education settings.  This position also requires an understanding and commitment to supporting institutional diversity and experience recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training faculty and staff; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Candidates must be eligible for Chiropractic licensure in MN with an unencumbered licensure history. Candidates are preferred to have three years of experience teaching in a college or university.

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. 

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