Adjunct Faculty - Course Development - Organic Chemistry


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


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NUNM’s School of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an adjunct academic faculty member to re-develop the Organic Chemistry 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. Course development for this project is defined as:

  1. Redistributing the course outline for the lecture and lab from a 6 credit course, into 2, 3 credit courses (2 lecture credits and 1 lab credit)
  2. Integrating these changes into a syllabus for each 3 credit course (from the NUNM template)
  3. Redistribute the learning objectives and course competencies
  4. Redistribute the assessment procedures to meet learning objectives
    1. Edit/create rubrics to grade assessments
  5. Redistribute and/or edit the course handouts, lectures, plans, etc.
  6. At the end of the course development, a teacher should be able to take the materials produced, and their expertise in the subject, and teach both.

Course NameBiomechanics and Kinesiology

Term: Fall 2018

Credit Load: 2 (redevelopment for this course is paid at 1/3 of total course credit load of 6 credits)

COURSE DESCRIPTION (for the 6 credit Organic Chemistry course to be split into 2, 3 credit courses):


  • 1 year of General Chemistry

This course introduces the molecular basis of living processes in bacteria, plants, and humans. It provides a foundation in the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds, including three-dimensional structures; chemical properties; and methods of structural identification, reactions, and syntheses.  Topics include structure and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, and alkyl halides; nomenclature of organic compounds; stereochemistry; reaction mechanisms and dynamics. Students will learn about the organic chemistry of specific pharmaceuticals and detoxification pathways.

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

  • Develop a thorough understanding of carbon chemistry
  • Diagram chemical structures and solve chemical reactions
  • Describe reactivity and chemical properties of three-dimensional molecules
  • Relate principles of chemical reactions and mechanisms to organic functional groups
  • Propose reaction mechanisms for common organic chemistry reactions
  • Employ critical thinking and the scientific method to design, carry out, record and analyze the results of chemical experiments
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate instrumentation to collect and record data from chemical experiments.



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