Adjunct Faculty - Gastroenterology & Proctology


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


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NUNM’s College of Naturopathic Medicine is seeking an adjunct academic faculty member to teach in the Gastroenterology & Proctology block course, specifically anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment for conditions of the pancreas, liver and gallbladder..  Adjunct faculty members perform instructional duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the University and as appropriate to the individual assignment.

Course Name: CLS6230 Gastroenterology & Proctology
Term: Spring 2021
Course Credits: 1.33
Renumeration: $1,040 per credit


The gastroenterology and proctology course begins with a brief overview of structure, function, anatomy, physiology, and wellness. The bulk of the course is devoted to understanding pathology, disease diagnosis/assessment/differential diagnosis, and management of common gastroenterology and proctology conditions. Emphasis will be placed on a whole-systems approach and the application of naturopathic philosophy to patient care. Supplementary topics such as cultural competency, ethics, evidence-informed practice, inter-professional practice, jurisprudence, and practitioner cultivation will be integrated throughout each course. There is a strong emphasis on case based learning and practical clinical skills.

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Applicants must have education, experience, skill and knowledge in the area they will be teaching. Doctoral degree required.


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.
  • Officer and Program Director.

Scholarship Duties:

  • 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 Chief Academic Officer and Program Director.

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.


Must possess the following qualifications:

  • A strong drive to serve the University and the natural medicine professions.
  • Knowledge of current trends in pedagogy.
  • Knowledge of curriculum and program development.
  • Knowledge of instructional discipline to a depth and breadth appropriate to the assignment.
  • Skill in instructing socioeconomically, educationally, and culturally diverse students.
  • Skill in using technology to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and the community at large. Experience in delivering an engaging online learning environment, preferred.
  • 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.