Academic Faculty – Adjunct for On-line course Curriculum Development Biomedical Foundational sciences and Naturopathic Modality Courses

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  • Salary Range: $520-$1040 per credit
  • Department: College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Closing Date: Open until filled

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NUNM is seeking credentialed and motivated faculty who will work collaboratively with a dedicated online-design team with the goal of using best practices in teaching, retention application, critical thinking pedagogy to develop online curricula for the didactic component of first year of the ND program. The year one-curriculum is a clinically applied competency based integrated curriculum currently delivered as laterally integrated blocks. The year 1 curriculum consists of the following courses/Modules (applicants may indicate one or more areas of interest).

Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term
1)    Structure and Function I

a)    Lecture (12 credits)

i)      Physiology 6.5

ii)     Biochemistry 4.1

iii)    Pathology 1.1

iv)    Laboratory Diagnosis 0.3

b)    Tutorial 2 Credits

i)      Physiology 1

ii)     Biochemistry 1

 

2)    Clinical Anatomy I (4.5 credit)

a)    Didactic 3

b)    Tutorial 1

c)     Lab 1.5

 

3)    History and Philosophy 3 credits

a)    Naturopathic History and Philosophy I 1

b)    Introduction to Medical Systems from a global perspective 2

 

4)    Clinical Education I 3 credits

a)    Evidence Informed Practice

b)    Foundational clinical skills – charting and Physical Clinical diagnosis

c)     Cultivation of the practitioner

d)    Reflection on observation of Praxis

e)    Professionalism

5)    Structure and Function II

a)    Lecture (8 Credits)

i)      Physiology 3.0 Credits

ii)     Biochemistry 4.2 Credits

iii)    Pathology 0.8 Credit

b)    Tutorial 1.5 Credits

i)      Physiology 0.75 credit

ii)     Biochemistry 0.75 credit

 

6)    Clinical Anatomy II (4.5 credits)

a)    Didactic 3

b)    Tutorial 1

c)     Lab 1.5

 

7)    History and Philosophy 1 credit

a)    Naturopathic History and Philosophy II 1

 

8)    Naturopathic Therapeutic Modalities I

a)    Lecture (6 credits)

i)      Clinical Nutrition 2.5

ii)     Hydrotherapy 1

iii)    Physical Medicine 2

iv)    Behavioral Med 0.5

b)    Tutorial (2 Credits)

i)      Clinical Nutrition 1

ii)     Hydrotherapy 0.5

iii)    Physical Medicine 0.5

 

9)    Clinical Education I 3 credits

a)    Evidence Informed Practice

b)    Foundational clinical skills – charting and Physical Clinical diagnosis

c)     Cultivation of the practitioner

d)    Reflection on observation of Praxis

e)    Professionalism

 

10)  Structure and Function III

a)    Lecture 8 Credits

i)      Physiology 6.8 Credits

ii)     Laboratory Diagnosis 0.3 credit

iii)    Pathology 0.9 Credit

b)    Tutorial 0.5 Credits

i)      Physiology 0.5

 

11)  Naturopathic Therapeutic Modalities

a)    Lecture 6 Credits

i)      Botanical Medicine 2 Credits

ii)     Homeopathy 2 Credits

iii)    Pharmacology 2 Credits

b)      Tutorial 2 Credits

i)      Botanical Medicine 0.75 Credits

ii)     Homeopathy 0.75 Credits

iii)    Pharmacology 0.5 Credits

 

12)  Microbiology, Public Health, Immunology 5 credits

 

13)  Clinical Education II 3 credits

a)    Introduction to Community Education

b)    Foundational clinical skills – charting and Physical Clinical diagnosis

c)     Cultivation of the practitioner

d)    Reflection on observation of Praxis

 

 

Adjunct Clinical 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. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor and facilitator of learning.

 

RENUMERATION

  • $520 per credit for Online Development
  • $1040 per credit for Online Delivery

 

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.
  • 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.

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.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

The individual must have post-graduate education and demonstrated experience and/or skills. Terminal credentials are preferred.

Previous course and curriculum design experience is desirable.

Concurrent teaching experience in the in-person year 1 ND program is an asset

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess the following qualifications.

  • Knowledge of instructional discipline to a depth and breadth appropriate to the assignment
  • Willingness to learn evidence informed online pedagogy and structured curriculum development
  • A strong drive to serve the University and the natural medicine professions.
  • Skill in instructing socioeconomically, educationally, and culturally diverse students.
  • Skill in using technology to effectively communicate with students.
  • Skill in working both independently and as a team member.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective, collaborative, and collegial relationships with colleagues, students, staff, administrators, alumni, and the public.