Adjunct Academic and Clinical Faculty - Homeopathy Focus
- Salary Range: Approx. $1040 per credit
- Hours: Academic Hours – Varies per term, approx 11 credits Clinical Hours – Wednesdays 3-8pm, 14 credits
- Department: College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Closing Date: Open until filled
Adjunct Faculty members perform instructional and clinical duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the College and appropriate to the individual assignment. Our academic faculty are instrumental in delivering our innovative and integrated academic and clinical block curriculum. Our clinical faculty mentor interns in our two state-credentialed Tier 4 Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes (PCPCH), which have become widely accepted as exemplary models for how primary care should be organized and delivered. Our systems call for enthusiastic inter-professional collaborators who appreciate working within a diverse internal clinical provision team, and valuable members of our patient’s circle of care. At NUNM’s primary care homes, students learn how to anticipate, guide and coordinate the care of even the most complex of cases with specialists, behavioral and mental health providers, and community partners. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor and facilitator of learning.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Academic Education Duties:
- Develop and manage educational and evaluative experiences for a diverse population of students.
- Collaborate with administrators and faculty in assessment of individual teaching effectiveness and the effectiveness of the curriculum while contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.
- Assess student learning outcomes and make or recommend appropriate course or program modifications based on results.
- Review, update, and maintain syllabi in collaboration with other faculty and administrators in accordance with NUNM policies, procedures, and practices.
- Post and maintain office hours as stipulated in current policy.
- Establish and maintain student instructional records, and submit grades in a timely manner.
- Complete and submit self-evaluations, reports and other documents as assigned or requested in a timely manner.
- Maintain familiarity with and comply with all NUNM policies and procedures.
- Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend the student graduation commencement ceremony.
Clinical Education Duties:
- Attract, manage and maintain a patient base of sufficient volume and diversity to allow assigned students to meet all educational objectives of the particular clinical experience.
- Comply with all applicable standards, rules, regulations, and laws applicable to clinical practice whether established by NUNM, the State of Oregon, or other governmental or regulatory body including DEA regulations.
- Practice in a manner consistent with established standards and expectations of the profession and the community.
- Practice in a manner which models best practices in clinical practice and in the business of medicine.
- Manage a diverse population of students in clinical and other learning environments.
- Participate in clinic outreach and other activities designed to market the NUNM clinics.
- Attend monthly clinical faculty meetings.
- Clinical faculty members are required to comply with professional continuing education requirements of their license.
- Participation in NUNM’s faculty development plan: NUNM has identified eight outcomes for its faculty with corresponding competencies. These outcomes will serve to identify what an NUNM faculty member is able to do and will constitute the baseline from which all faculty development initiatives are derived; including promotion in rank, annual performance evaluation, awards for excellence and achievement, conference attendance, and training opportunities. Depending on available resources, the college will strive to provide to its faculty required and elective participatory courses and training in support of their development. Required participatory courses are identified annually by the provost and program deans.
Professional Development Duties:
- Maintain current credentials and content expertise.
- Maintain an awareness of new instructional technology and advances in teaching and learning theory and practice, with particular to attention to medical education, clinical education, and adult learning.
- Maintain an awareness of new developments in the practice of natural medicine and/or other areas of content expertise as appropriate.
- Acquire new knowledge and skills for enhancing and developing instructional programs.
- Acquire new knowledge and skills for the practice of natural medicine and/or other areas of content expertise as appropriate.
- Participate in formative and summative evaluation processes to insure excellence and continuous improvement as an educator and clinician.
Must possess the following qualifications.
- Education: Post graduate education, peer recognized advanced certification and demonstrated acumen in the area of homeopathy. ND degree from a CNME approved college, or MD/DO degree with additional training in Homeopathy. Post-Graduate medical education is preferred.
- Experience: The applicant must be a practicing clinician with a demonstrated track record of financial success. Minimum of five (5) years of clinical practice, or completion of a 2 year residency. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competency commensurate with the full scope of their medical license. Teaching and leadership experience is preferred.
- Interest in the mission and vision of NUNM and a desire to contribute to the naturopathic medical profession.
- Enthusiastic about current trends in adult learning pedagogy, instructional design and integrated applied curricula involving teaching with others rather that own stand-alone course.
- Instructing socioeconomically, educationally, and culturally diverse students.
- Using technology to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and the community at large.
- Working both independently and as a team member.
- Establishing and maintaining effective, collaborative, and collegial relationships with colleagues, students, staff, administrators, alumni, and the public.