We are looking for people with real world skills, who can teach Life West students to communicate chiropractic with authority and find their own voice.
This position offers incredible opportunities to make a difference for chiropractic students that will affect millions tomorrow. It takes an extraordinary person to change lives this way but we are looking for just that person. See the link below for a full job description and send inquiries to the Life West Human Resources Department.
As Life West grows we have students who need the guidance and mentor-ship of experienced chiropractors who are passionate about making chiropractic philosophy real and relevant for the modern chiropractor. shaping the future of chiropractic.
To develop and lead a team that creates an inspiring learner centered environment that prepares our students for successful chiropractic practice. To develop and establish students’ attitude, knowledge, and skills in disciplines and domain of the doctor of chiropractic program as taught at LCCW.
Lead and manage the department congruent with the vision and mission of the institution. Ensure quality of education by assessing and managing the courses and curriculum within the department and across the college. Work with other institutional leaders to ensure that the departmental and clinical program expectations and outcomes are aligned for philosophy and business.
The Chair of Philosophy has responsibility for all classes under the Philosophy Department. The Chair monitors course content and assessment of student learning and teaching effectiveness. The chair has responsibility for the staffing and evaluation of Philosophy Department courses and faculty. The chair of the Philosophy Department works to create an environment where students and faculty can share their ideas in an open and understanding environment.
The Chair of Philosophy is also responsible to work with other academic leaders to develop and offer graduate and postgraduate program/s that align with the mission of the college and support the promotion and successful practice of chiropractic.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- To monitor and evaluate faculty compliance with contractual responsibilities
- Must gain understanding of the CBA with the college
- To meet regularly with individual faculty members
- To assess for continuous improvement through course and faculty evaluation
- To assist with faculty development including the adoption and use of current technologies and pedagogies.
- To serve as an intermediary in the resolution of student/faculty conflict
- To recruit, hire, orient, and mentor highly qualified faculty for the department
- Instruction of philosophy courses, (department chairs have teaching assignments up to ten hours per week)
- To hold regular department meetings
- Develop and maintain department level mission and outcomes that are aligned with the college mission and goals.
- To assist with special projects that relate to the objectives of the department
- Participates in assessment of departmental objectives
- Based on outcomes assessment, develop and implement action plans
- Share outcomes with faculty
- Use outcomes to improve curriculum on a course and department level
- Ensure that objectives and outcomes are being met
- Facilitate the intentional integration of co-curricular systems within the college
- Assess quality of philosophy and business courses and ensure continuous improvement
- Develop and maintain a business curriculum that meets the college’s goals for success in practice
- Ensure that the business curriculum and philosophy curriculum are continuous in threads and align with each other.
- Work with other academic departments to ensure that the college’s philosophy is integrated throughout the curriculum.
- This includes teaching LCCW faculty the philosophic principles and helping them see how these are important to their own curricular content and to the practice of chiropractic.
- Work with the Health Center Administration to ensure that the philosophy and business curriculum align with Health Center practices and assessments.
- Work with other college leaders in the development and maintenance of a business institute that supports graduates for the first year out of school and into practice.
- The program aligns with and is a continuation of the business program provided as part of the LCCW curriculum
- Collaborate with the Dean of Clinics in the implementation and oversight of the business institute.
- To facilitate communication between faculty, students, and administrators
- Serve on the Academic Planning Group and Curriculum Committee
- Coordinate with Health Center administration to ensure that the content and expectations of the department and the clinical experience are congruent.
- Maintain department files where copies of all correspondence specific to the department are kept
- To participate in ongoing institutional self-study process
- Responsible to coordinate the maintenance of equipment and materials available for use in the classrooms.
- Academic Advising
- Participate in the strategic planning process of the institution
- Oversee the departmental planning and budgeting process
- Coordinate with IR, department faculty and staff to assess departmental needs
- Plan and manage department budget based on planning and needs
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist the OAA in the development of the quarterly schedule
- Report monthly on department activities
- Diplomat of Philosophy
- Work performed in a general office environment.