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Employment Opportunities at Sherman College

Sherman College of Chiropractic is currently accepting resumes for the position of Dean of Clinical Sciences.  The following job description lists the responsibilities and requirements of the position.  Qualified applicants should submit their resumes and salary requirements in confidence to Mandy Smith, Director of HR.

Position Title:            DEAN OF CLINICAL SCIENCES

Department:              Academic Affairs

Reports To:               Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Classification          Level II (Exempt Administrative)
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Primary Function:     The dean of clinical sciences assists the associate vice president for academic affairs and the vice president for academic affairs/provost in maintaining and enhancing the academic program and faculty in the clinical sciences.

Key Responsibilities:

A.  Program Administration

  1. To supervise the departments of x-ray, philosophy, technique, principles and practice.
  2. To serve on the following committees:  Academic Affairs, Curriculum Review , Faculty Hiring, Faculty Affairs, Library Advisory, Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Accommodations Review
  3. To plan, establish, review, and evaluate administrative and instructional goals and objectives of the division and submit to the associate vice president for academic affairs and director of institutional effectiveness, and senior director of admissions, semi-annual assessment reports on the activities of the clinical sciences division
  4. To assure divisional compliance with college policies and procedures
  5. To maintain records appropriate to the division
  6. To review all requests from within the division for supplies, equipment, services and travel
  7. To establish and coordinate appropriate divisional activities, committees, programs, and course offerings
  8. To review and evaluate courses and curricula to determine their institutional and administrative viability
  9. To recommend new courses and programs to Academic Affairs
  10. To assist the associate vice president for academic affairs in scheduling classes and faculty
  11. To schedule and conduct meetings for full- and part-time faculty members to facilitate divisional interaction and communication
  12. To coordinate outcomes assessment for the division
  13. To work with the dean of basic sciences, the dean of clinics and the associate vice president for academic affairs to coordinate the academic program and the faculty to improve the quality of instruction at the college and make recommendations for improvement to the appropriate administrator or committee
  14. Commitment to the mission of Sherman College

B. Personnel Management

  1. To participate in the recruitment, orientation, and supervision of full time and part time faculty in the clinical science division
  2. To organize and schedule, in consultation with the associate vice president for academic affairs, the evaluation of instruction in the clinical sciences
  3. To coordinate an annual administrative evaluation of each faculty member in the clinical sciences division
  4. To encourage and assist faculty members to develop professionally through formal academic course/curricula work, conferences, seminars, short courses, mentoring, professional meetings, and college and community activities
  5. To assist in arranging class coverage for faculty absences
  6. To monitor faculty member compliance with college policies and procedures
  7. To submit to the associate vice president for academic affairs recommendations concerning personnel matters (promotions, salary increases, disciplinary actions, etc.) affecting faculty members in clinical sciences

C.  Budget Management

  1. To prepare and administer, in consultation with the associate vice president for academic affairs, the division’s annual operating budget to ensure timely request and receipt of materials for effective divisional operation
  2. To review, approve and monitor purchase requisitions and expenditures of the clinical science division
  3. To maintain inventory of all clinical science equipment and major supplies
  4. To conduct periodic review of clinical science equipment for repair or replacement
  5. To encourage the pursuit of and supervise grants and externally funded projects for the clinical science division

D.  Student Interaction

  1. To assist students with concerns regarding faculty advisement for clinical sciences courses
  2. To review student complaints regarding courses or faculty in the clinical sciences division
  3. To establish hours to be available to students on a daily basis for consultation regarding the clinical sciences division

E.  Miscellaneous

  1. To assume such other duties as assigned by the associate vice president for academic affairs
  2. Lend enthusiastic support to college policies and to fellow co-workers, particularly in the presence of students and support personnel.
  3. Participate in the annual Lyceum program
  4. Commitment to the mission of Sherman College in any way correlated to the position.


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Doctor of Chiropractic degree
  2. A strong desire to share the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic with future doctors of chiropractic
  3. A commitment to educational excellence
  4. At least three years full-time chiropractic practice and/or teaching experience
  5. A demonstrated track record of faculty and / or administrative experience
  6. Must be goal-oriented and well-organized
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  8. Leadership: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  9. Computer:  MS Office, Learning management systems and effective use of classroom technology

Physical demands and work environment:

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, stand/sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Additional stresses may occur from regular use of the computer.

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job the employee works in a controlled work environment and the noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

General sign-off:  The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies

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Sherman College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.

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