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Palmer College of Chiropractic Dean of Academic Affairs in Davenport, Iowa

The Dean of Academic Affairs is an academic officer appointed by the Provost, responsible for administering the chiropractic and undergrad programs on the main campus in Davenport, IA. The Dean is responsible for the chiropractic and undergraduate curriculum and academic assessment programs.



  • Responsible to the assigned administrator and has a support responsibility to all other departments and college personnel as necessary.

  • Responsible for supervision of department personnel and others as assigned by the appropriate administrator.



  • Responsible for coordination of the chiropractic curriculum

  • Regularly and systematically evaluates and assesses the college’s academic programs

  • Supervise the work of the Associate Deans and Center for Teaching and Learning staff of the college

  • Supervise the work of the Academic Faculty

  • Supervise the work of Office Assistant in the Department of Academic Affairs

  • Work with Dean of Clinics for the integration of clinical and classroom education.

  • Serve on the following committees: College Academic Oversight Committee, Curriculum Management Committee (Chair), Academic Management Committee (Chair), Matriculation Review Committee

  • Represent the Department of Academic Affairs on the main campus executive

  • Work closely with Student Services on projects which impact the student’s academic experience.

  • Assist the Provost in attracting, developing, and retaining the highest quality faculty and administrative staff.

  • Coordinate faculty conference presentations, including the ACC conference.

  • Responsible for facilitating Faculty meetings.

  • Coordinate faculty submission of National Board questions.

  • Serve as advocate for the integration of disciplines within the curriculum.

  • Implement elements of the strategic plan relating to the chiropractic program.

  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that fully complies with Palmer’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Strong interpersonal, oral, written, public speaking and organizational skills.

  • Ability to generate, oversee, and successfully complete appropriate projects within the College’s Strategic Plan

  • Ability to perform assigned duties with frequent interruptions and time pressures

  • Ability to communicate college policies and processes to students

  • Ability to work independently and autonomously.

  • Ability to supervise and motivate others.

  • Ability to serve as strong advocate for academic programs and the teaching function.

  • Ability to utilize personal computer and various software programs.



    Requires a graduate degree in education or Doctorate of Chiropractic; experience in academic administration, especially academic program development, and assessment; extensive management experience; previous experience and/or familiarity with higher education environment.  Supervisory experience required.

    Additional graduate education preferred (M.Ed., Ph.D., Ed.D)



  • Performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled office setting.

  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.



    Palmer College of Chiropractic provides a generous array of benefits for full time employees, including but not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off annually 

  • Health Benefits – Health, vision, dental insurance, Flex spending, Health Savings Account

  • 403(b) Retirement – 6% of salary employer contribution after 1 year of employment, with immediate vesting and optional employee contribution

  • Free Chiropractic care for employees & their dependents

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • On-site recreation facility & personal training

  • Life insurance