Adjunct Faculty - Practitioner Cultivation II


  • Salary Range: $1061 per credit Base Salary
  • Department: School of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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NUNM’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine is seeking an adjunct academic faculty member to teach the “Practitioner Cultivation II” 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.

Program: DAcCHM and MAcCHM

Course Name:  Practitioner Cultivation II
Term: Fall 2022
Course Credits: 1.5 credits

This course focuses on relationship dynamics between the practitioner and patient. The recognition and attention to these dynamics can greatly enhance and support the healing dynamic. There is a strong emphasis on deeper listening, connection, communication, and understanding of boundary dynamics, role/power dynamics and transference/counter transference. These concepts are applied directly to current patient interactions and relationships and therefore it is required students be actively seeing patients. The primary tools of exploration are discussion, lecture, case-study, role-play, mind-body exercises, self-reflection and writing.

Eligible applicants for this position must have graduated with at least a master’s degree from an accredited Acupuncture and Chinese medicine institution in China or North America, and be a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Oregon. They must be hold expertise in the content area of the course and have a minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience.


  • $1061 per credit hour base salary
  • CEU Tuition assistance


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