Adjunct Faculty - Physics I


  • Salary Range: Approx. $1040 per credit hour
  • 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 teach the Physics I 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 Name: Physics I

Term: Spring 2019 (Course is held 4/8/2019-6/29/2018)

Course Credits: 4 lecture credits, 1 lab credit (5 credits total)


This course is a non-calculus-based conceptual study of the laws of motion, forces, energy, matter, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion, sound, and light.  Applications to the life sciences are emphasized, including sight, hearing, joint range of motion, nerve conduction, etc.


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

  • Discuss the basic fields of physics, including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics
  • Assess and solve practical physics problems
  • Apply physics concepts to biological systems
  • Communicate physics concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Identify basic experimental apparatus common to the study of physical phenomenon



Applicants must have education, experience, skill and knowledge in the area they will be teaching. Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred. This is a face to face course so the applicant must live in our within commuting distance to Portland, Oregon, USA.