Adjunct Faculty - Introduction to Research Methods


  • Salary Range: $1040/credit
  • Department: School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Closing Date: 06/30/2018


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NUNM’s School of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an adjunct academic faculty member to develop and teach the Introduction to Research Methods course.

Adjunct faculty members perform instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the University and appropriate to the individual assignment. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor and facilitator of learning.

Course NameIntroduction to Research Methods

Term: Fall 2018 (Course is held 9/17/2018-12/15/2018; course development before then)

Course Credits: 2 lecture credits (1 credit for development) – Pay rate is $1040/credit

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NS413– Introduction to Research Methods

The primary objective of this course is to acquaint students with fundamentals of research. This course will include general overviews of research questions and methods in the natural, clinical, and social sciences. The goals of this course are to prepare students to act as an educated consumer of research, data, and results and prepare them to undertake their capstone in the spring.


Competencies. At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe what research is, why it matters, and the basic framework of research processes.
  • Understand basic concepts of research and different methodologies
  • Describe various ways to communicate research plans and findings
  • Identify and define the range of tasks necessary to completing a research project
  • Define and explain the ethical issues in research
  • Summarize how you can be involved in research at and outside of NUNM, as an undergraduate student



Applicants must have education, experience, skill and knowledge in the area they will be teaching. Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred.