Adjunct Faculty - Course Development - Introduction to Clinic


  • Salary Range: Approx. $1040 per credit
  • Department: School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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Adjunct Faculty Opening (In-Person Class, Portland, OR)

School of Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Therapeutics – Massage Therapy Track


NUNM’s School of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an adjunct academic faculty member to develop the Introduction to Clinic course. Individuals developing courses at NUNM are contracted to deliver a completed syllabus, course outline and teaching materials necessary to properly deliver a course. Program outcomes and course competencies have already been developed; many learning objectives have as well but the developer will have the flexibility to further develop these learning objectives with the dean. The specifics about course delivery and pedagogy will be discuss with the right candidates. Course developers perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the University and appropriate to the individual assignment.


Course NameIntroduction to Clinic

Term: Taught winter term 2019/20

Course Credits: 2 credits (development paid at 1 credit, or $1040)


NOTE: The development of this course is to be performed face to face, with the dean of the school of undergraduate studies at NUNM, in Portland, Oregon

This course will provide the necessary information regarding: charting and record keeping for massage encounters, in depth history-taking, electronic health records, non-verbal communication, proper therapist hygiene, and pre and post massage sanitation. This information culminates in a 1 hour massage, performed on an NUNM community member, in the NUNM clinic system.


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

  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in interactions with patients, co-workers and other healthcare providers.
  • Explain and apply knowledge on charting, record-keeping, and history-taking in an electronic health records system
  • Explain and apply proper therapist hygiene and pre/post massage sanitation.
  • Apply non-verbal communication skills, motivational interviewing and active listening skills.
  • Combine information and skills learned thus far into a 1 hour massage, focused on static point and light pressure massage techniques, to a member of the NUNM community.



Applicants must have education, experience, skill and knowledge in the area they will be developing; preference will be given to those who have teaching and/or course development experience. This is face to face course development so the applicant must live in or within commuting distance to Portland, Oregon, USA.