Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • College of Health and Wellness
  • 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 seeks an innovative, visionary leader to lead the new Master of Health Science in Integrative Care including three areas of specialization/certificates and the NBC-HWC coaching certificate. This individual will demonstrate a passion and vision for the future of healthcare as integrative and collaborative, as well as a track record of academic and/or clinical roles related to integrative care. They will access their national network of integrative care leaders as a resource for developing the program into one with a strong national presence and outstanding reputation.

The successful candidate will be comfortable as the primary representative of the program and be willing able to promote the program and the University at national conferences, on social media, in promotional materials and in the press.

As a leader of a fully online program with faculty and students from across the U.S. and beyond, this leader will have a demonstrated ability to engage and inspire faculty and students through the use of technology and creative approaches to learning.

We anticipate the time allocation to be approximately 40% administration and 60% teaching, subject to change as the program evolves. This is a year-round, faculty position where academic rank and compensation will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Work Location: Bloomington, MN or Fully Remote.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is available if the selected candidate decides to relocate.


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

The program chair serves as the principal liaison between the 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 to the extent they are applicable
  • 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
  • Work with college dean to develop and monitor the program budget
  • Manage the program to ensure course coverage
  • 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

What you need to have?

  • Master's degree required in a healthcare field related to one or more of the areas of focus for the full program (e.g., public health, integrative health, healthcare administration).
  • Experience in roles that required exceptional communication and demonstrated ability to build and foster relationships.
  • Health Coach with the NBC-HWC credential required
  • Evidence of ability or prior experience in online instruction required
  • Doctoral degree - PhD or professional degree preferred
  • Higher education administration and experience leading and managing faculty in a higher education setting is preferred.
  • Postsecondary online teaching experience preferred
  • Academic program leadership experience preferred

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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