Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Radiology Technology
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Benefits-eligible


Our Mission:

Northwestern Health Sciences University prepares the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance health care.

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor of Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Masters' offerings in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Functional and Integrative Nutrition, and Integrative Care, and undergraduate offerings in massage therapy, health sciences, and allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university and intend to be a leader in creating integrative care solutions.

Position Information:

The College of Health and Wellness at NWHSU is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead our Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy program. The Program Chair will share our vision of becoming the premier Radiation Therapy program in the Midwest and play a key role in advancing that vision.

The Radiation Therapy Program Chair is a full-time position with responsibilities in both the administration and teaching and is responsible for ensuring continued compliance with JRCERT accreditation standards. In partnership with exceptional Admissions, IT and Marketing teams the Program Chair will promote the program and strong enrollment. Through online and in-person educational models and using the latest educational technology, this individual will mold the next generation of Radiation Therapists. NWHSU recently invested in a dedicated state of the art VERT lab from the leading provider of virtual reality training systems in radiation therapy.

The Program Chair works closely with the Radiation Therapy Clinical Coordinator and our clinical partners through the US to ensure our students are exposed to the latest treatment technologies available. The Program Chair will contribute to the integrative health focused mission of the University, encouraging learning across disciplines.

This is a 12-month, faculty position where academic rank and compensation will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Work Location:

Bloomington, MN with flexibility to work 1-2 days per week remotely; must live local and come to campus as needed.

Relocation:

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Responsibilities:

The program chair recruits, manages, and evaluates faculty. The program chair acts on behalf of the Radiation Therapy program in allocating resources, submitting course schedules, managing facilities, and communicating program needs.

The program chair serves as the principal liaison between the Radiation Therapy program and other campus departments.

The program chair carries principal responsibility for carrying out the following tasks:

  • Lead and manage the program accreditation compliance requirements
  • Shared responsibility for meeting program enrollment goals in partnership with Admissions and Marketing
  • Manage program expenses to promote overall fiscal sustainability of the program
  • Maintain and enhance the academic quality of the program through facilitating regular review and assessment of its curriculum
  • Partners with the Dean to develop and monitor the program budget
  • Provide liaison, information, and evaluations to administrative offices, faculty committees, ad hoc committees, and other groups
  • Monitor course registrations and make appropriate adjustments in course schedules and instructor assignments in cooperation with the Registrar and Dean's Office
  • Proactively manage recruitment for faculty leaves and separations including developing a pipeline of contributors (full-time and adjunct)
  • Provides management and coaching for direct reports including administration of the performance management process
  • Monitor and evaluate major assessment measures of student learning pertaining to department courses and curricular threads
  • Take appropriate corrective action as needed for continuous quality improvement of student outcomes specific to department courses and curricular threads
  • Ensure department courses are correctly mapped to Program Learning Outcomes and accreditation standards
  • Monitor program assessment data and propose changes to the program curriculum as needed
  • Adapt curriculum to promote integration. Work across departments and programs to build experiences for integration with other programs.
  • Coordinate departmental participation in student orientation activities as needed
  • Collaborate with department faculty and student advising and support staff to meet students' advising and support needs
  • Respond to student concerns regarding department faculty and courses and attempt to resolve concerns according to established processes and the chain of command
  • Maintain a responsive and respectful student learning experience

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or able to compete a Master's degree within the first two years of employment. Eligible to apply to NWHSU's master of health sciences in integrated care. If accepted, is eligible for a tuition waiver;
  • Proficient in curriculum design, evaluation, instruction, program administration, and academic advising preferred;
  • Three years' clinical experience in the professional discipline;
  • Two years' experience preferred as an instructor in a JRCERT-accredited program;
  • Holds current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and registration, or equivalent, in radiation therapy.

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer you and your eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package. Our package is designed to meet your current needs and anticipate your future needs. We offer medical, dental, and vision care insurance. Flexible spending accounts that allow you to pay for out of pocket medical and daycare or eldercare expenses with pre-tax dollars are available. Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability that allow you to be protected for an unexpected loss or income interruptions are also available. As your partner in building retirement income, NWHSU provides a 403(b) Plan with a University contribution. On-site clinic services for you and your immediate family. Tuition reimbursement to support employees in job-related courses outside of NWHSU and Tuition Remission for academic courses and continuing education classes offered by NWHSU are also offered. Our generous time away program helps you enjoy a healthy work life rhythm.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

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