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

Benefits Eligible


When you join NWHSU you're not simply doing a job, you're making a difference. You'll see passion for our mission, our work, and our future growth opportunities all around you. Culture is extremely important to us. We're a small enough organization that you'll get to know everyone, have a voice, make an impact, and feel the enthusiasm of everyone you work with. Yet we're large enough to offer exceptional benefits including a university contribution to our 403(b), generous PTO and a flexible environment. It's an ideal blend and a superb organization to expand your career.

What can you expect?

  • Our goal? Preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance healthcare.
  • Every role and individual contributes to our success. No matter what department you work in, you'll see passion for our work and respect for one another.
  • Belonging is important to us - we all bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and value to the organization. And that makes us stronger.
  • We're committed and engaged. You'll see that in every meeting, every discussion and everything we do. It shows and we're proud of it.
  • We don't simply say we have a team environment - we live it. Your ideas and suggestions matter. We listen to one another and when something makes sense, we do it.
  • We've still got that entrepreneurial spirit, even though we've been around for 80+ years. And we like that.
  • We share information and have fun - through monthly Open Forum meetings with our senior leaders, to random employee celebration events throughout the year.
  • We build in flexibility in roles whenever we can. We work in a hybrid environment. Each manager works with their team members to ensure there is a healthy work-life balance.
  • Your personal and professional work opportunities are important to us - we provide these benefits so you can continue to excel in your career.

Position Information: The College of Health and Wellness at NWHSU is pleased to offer a full-time, Program Chair, faculty position in our Radiologic Technology program. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to lead our program and to position it for successful attainment of JRCERT accreditation. The successful candidate will share our vision of becoming the premier provider of Radiologic Technology education in the Midwest and will help advance that vision through their leadership. NWHSU recently invested in a dedicated lab with new equipment to support instruction in this program. The Program Chair provides the leadership necessary to execute the mission of the Radiology Technology Program and students it serves. The primary responsibilities include program and budget development and management, maintaining programmatic accreditation, developing and maintaining external partnerships, and teaching both in a clinical and classroom setting.

We anticipate the time allocation to be approximately 60% teaching and 40% administration.

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

Work Location: Bloomington, MN in-person with flexibility to work 1-2 days per week remotely; must live local and be able to come to campus as needed.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is available for this position.


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

The program chair serves as the principal liaison between the Radiologic Technology 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 Enrollment Management 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

What you need to have?:

  • Master's degree or be able to complete a Master's degree within 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
  • Three years of clinical experience in the professional discipline
  • Two years of experience as an instructor in a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited program (Preferred)
  • Proficiency in curriculum design, program administration, evaluation, instruction, and academic advising
  • Experience with Radiography national accreditation standards and procedures, i.e. JRCERT (Preferred)
  • Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification and registration in good standing

Does this sound like the type of role you could excel in? Where your background and experience may contribute to the growth of our organization? A role where you can add your passion and enthusiasm, and make a difference? If you believe you have the education and experience to meet the qualifications for this role, we'd value talking to you. Non-traditional backgrounds are welcome.

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet your current needs an anticipate your future needs. Our generous time away during academic breaks helps you enjoy a healthy work life rhythm.

  • Paid Time Off (earn 27 days per year)
  • Holiday (15 days)
  • Discounted and free on-site clinic services for you and your family
  • 403(b) Plan (4.75% University contribution with a 2% employee contribution)
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • EAP and other wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement for external programs
  • Tuition Reduction for internal programs (includes family members)
  • On-site fitness center

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.

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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