Dean of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine


  • Salary Range: $42 - 44 per hour
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Department: College of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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Accountable for leadership, management, and oversight of the Classical Chinese Medicine program including fiscal management, program development, delivery, assessment, program retention and accreditation. Responsible for developing an annual and a 3-5 year strategic plan for the department including long-term goals and a specific, measurable plan for implementation within planned budget guidelines and provisions, in cooperation with and as approved by the President.

This role is expected to begin during the summer term

Curriculum Responsibilities:

  • Lead the faculty to ensure that curriculum content and andragogy are of appropriate quality and rigor to provide students with a clear and learner-centered path to degrees within the CCM Program.
  • Regularly assess the effectiveness and accuracy of the curriculum.
  • Recommend and assure appropriate use of on-campus and online educational technology to support and enhance student learning.
  • Lead the faculty in the development and implementation of competencies that drive the content and delivery of education.
  • Work with the registrar to develop and schedule all CCM program tracks, including dual degree tracks.
  • Ensure the ongoing review and as needed, modification to prerequisite standards and technical standards for the School of Classical Chinese Medicine.

Clinical Education Curriculum:

  • Oversee implementation and maintenance of clinical competencies to ensure alignment with, and fulfillment of, program learning outcomes and goals, and any state/federal licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Ensure that all clinical competencies are being appropriately assessed at the course, clinical rotation, and programmatic levels.
  • Analyze the overall results of the clinical evaluation process to identify areas of strength and weakness in the CCM clinical training. Communicate the results to CCM faculty, and together, use the results to develop, implement and evaluate improvements/refinements.
  • Clinic Entrance Examination- Oversee the refinement, implementation, and evaluation of all portions of the clinical entrance exam for students in the pre-internship year.
  • Clinic Exit Examination- Oversee the refinement, implementation, and evaluation of the clinical entrance exam for all graduating interns. This includes the hiring of standardized patients.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with HR to hire, onboard and evaluate faculty according to University policy.
  • Regularly evaluate the performance of all full-time and part-time faculty in the CCM Program. Submit evaluations to the Office of Human Resources in a timely manner.
  • Mentor and advise faculty relative to goal setting and development of professional excellence in both content and andragogy, and support these same faculty in the development of portfolios.
  • Administer CCM faculty assignments and contracts to assure excellence in curriculum delivery and equitable faculty workloads.
  • Work with Human Resources and other appropriate University staff to ensure vacation scheduling, sick leave, and substitute coverage for academic faculty.
  • Ensure that all activities of the CCM and its faculty are consistent with the University’s strategic plan and vision and support the University’s mission.

Health Centers Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain external relationships in support of community clinics, preceptorships, and clinical rotations.
  • Work with the registrar and the CMO to ensure the delivery of a high-quality clinical education experience, and implementation of clinical competencies including practice management skills.
  • Work with the clinical operations team and marketing team to ensure an optimum patient volume to support clinical education and optimize revenue.

Accreditation Duties:

  • Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure that the programs, faculty, and all activities of the CCM Program are in compliance with the standards of the NWCCU, ACAHM, and other pertinent accrediting bodies.
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure the timely and thorough completion of all self-studies, annual reports, special reports, and other documents required by accrediting bodies.

Institutional Role Duties:

  • Work with the chair of the faculty development committee, the deans, and human resources in the development and implementation of a faculty development plan that fosters development of an academic career path for faculty.
  • Direct strategic short- and long-term planning for the CCM Program. Participate in the institutional planning process.
  • Support the activities of the Department of Admissions in recruiting students to the CCM Program and other programs of the University. Participate in admissions interviews of potential students.
  • Represent the University on public and government committees as appointed.
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the University in all respects.

Student Duties:

  • Work with the director of student life, registrar and other appropriate NUNM employees to ensure the satisfactory academic progress of students.
  • Ensure timely communication to students of programmatic changes.
  • Create an invitational atmosphere for student input into change processes.
  • Serve as the point of contact for students and make referrals as appropriate.



  • Scope of responsibility includes supervision of faculty, employees, student employees, volunteers and contracts. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Duties may include, but are not limited to, chairing or providing leadership to committees as appointed.




First professional degree in Chinese medicine and must hold an active LAc license. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the higher education setting in an administrative role at the level of department chair, director, or assistant or associate dean level.  A minimum of one year’s experience supervising employees. Demonstrated abilities in a leadership and management role in a clinical and educational environment.


Graduate degree in educational administration, curriculum design, teaching arts or a related discipline. Documented interest and work experience in the field of classical Chinese medicine.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Required to participate in University activities during evening and weekend hours and must be available to travel out of town to attend various approved events and meetings as needed.
  • In addition, with the approval of the president, the dean may devote time at NUNM and its clinics to clinical practice and to faculty service in activities such as teaching, clinical supervision, and scholarship. When scheduled activities (e.g. lectures, clinic shifts) are included, provisions must be in place to allow the dean to be available for administrative duties on short notice.



  • $42.00 – $44.00 an hour Base Wage
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • 16 paid holidays including birthday
  • 25% discount at NUNM Medicinary



This in-person position will be based at our campus in Portland, Oregon.