Faculty - College of Classical Chinese Medicine


  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Department: College of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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Full-time Academic and/or Clinical faculty are professional educators with the primary responsibility for providing a quality education to NUNM students. Faculty members perform instruction-related, clinical and other 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.

Applicants for this position must demonstrate the ability to read and translate classical Chinese medical texts into English, and possess a background in teaching and/or scholarship in the field of yiguwen (classical Chinese medicine texts). Additional expertise in the area of Chinese single herbs and formula studies is desirable.



Academic Education Duties:

  • Teach/facilitate assigned educational experiences, including such activities as lecture, clinical practice, laboratory, seminar, problem-based small group study, standardized patient exercises, and elective courses.
  • 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 required to attend the annual all-faculty meeting and monthly academic faculty meetings; specific clinical faculty meetings may be required.

Clinical Education Duties:

  • Attract and manage a patient base of sufficient volume and diversity to allow assigned students to meet all educational objectives of the particular clinical experience.
  • Comply with all applicable standards, rules, regulations, and laws applicable to clinical practice whether established by NUNM, the State of Oregon, or other governmental or regulatory body.
  • Practice in a manner consistent with established standards and expectations of the profession and the community.
  • Practice in a manner which models best practices in clinical practice and in the business of medicine.
  • Manage a diverse population of students in clinical and other learning environments.
  • Participate in clinic outreach and other activities designed to market the NUNM clinics.
  • Faculty are required to attend the annual all-faculty meeting and monthly clinical faculty meetings; specific academic faculty meetings may be required.

Scholarship Duties:

  • Participate in a well-conceived and developed plan for scholarship as approved by the dean that is supportive of the mission of the College and reflective of a strong interest in one or more of the following areas:
    • Basic science research
    • Educational scholarship
    • Clinical scholarship
  • Clinical faculty members are required to comply with professional continuing education requirements of their license.
  • 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.  Each academic year the college will provide to its faculty required and elective participatory courses and training in support of faculty achievement of these competencies.  The required participatory courses are identified annually by the provost and program deans.

Professional Development Duties:

  • Maintain current credentials, content expertise and participate in professional development activities.
  • 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 knowledge and skills for enhancing and developing instructional programs.
  • Acquire 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.
  • Prepare for and seek promotion in academic rank.

Professional Services Duties:

  • Engage in activities that promote the cohesiveness of the learning community and/or enhance the relationship of the College with the broader community.
  • Serve as a faculty advisor to assigned students.
  • Attend and participate in College meetings and functions including those of the academy, such as commencement and convocation.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Admissions and the Admissions Department to participate in the recruitment and evaluation of prospective students.
  • Participate in College committees as assigned.
  • Collaborate with members of the academic community in activities to ensure continuous quality improvement of the institution and its programs, such as participation in planning forums, preparation of institutional self-studies and related activities.
  • Contribute your professional skill, knowledge and expertise to a variety of activities in support of the College, community and natural medicine professions.



Master’s degree (i.e. MS, MA, etc.) or other appropriate terminal degree; or an international equivalent as determined by the Faculty Development Committee or as established by the appropriate accrediting body, if applicable.

Preferred: A doctoral degree in an area related to curriculum content at the College of CCM.

Relevant content areas of one or more the following:

  • Training in a lineage-based system of Chinese medicine outside the regular academic TCM environment.
  • Expertise in researching and teaching the classical texts of Chinese medicine.
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and able to read and translate classical Chinese medical texts.

One (1) or more years of full-time experience as a faculty member in higher education. Other relevant professional experience may be considered.

Five (5) or more years of relevant successful full-time clinical practice is required for any faculty member hired to serve as a Clinic Supervisor. Preferred: a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Clinical Supervisor in an academic educational setting.



 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A strong drive to serve the College and the natural medicine professions.
  • Familiarity with NUNM policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.


This in-person position will be based at our campus in Portland, Oregon.