Adjunct Faculty - Biomedicine


  • Salary Range: 1098/credit
  • Department: College of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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The College of Classical Chinese Medicine is seeking adjunct faculty to teach the Biomedicine series of courses (I-VI).


Program: Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (DAcCHM), Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine (MAcCHM) and Master of Acupuncture (MAc)

Course Name:  CM637 Biomedicine III

Term: Spring 2024

Course Credits:  4 credits


Course Description

The Biomedicine series, which starts in the second year of the program, introduces students to the biomedical approach to health and illness. Following an overview of foundational concepts of organic chemistry, biochemistry and cell biology, students learn the anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of the major body structures, organs and systems, together with an overview of their known pathologies. Students learn the basic pathophysiological mechanisms of disease as understood through the biomedical perspective, and develop an understanding of important laboratory markers, diagnostic imaging, and clinical findings relevant to each system discussed. In addition, pertinent pharmacological and microbiological concepts are discussed. Through quizzes, class discussion and case studies, students develop the ability to integrate biomedical and classical Chinese medical concepts regarding disease processes, and to view biomedical knowledge from the perspective of whole-systems science. The goal of this course series is to enable students to cultivate a broad understanding of conventional biomedical sciences, which will be useful in their future clinical training. Prerequisite(s): Second-year status; These courses are to be taken in the ordered sequence of CM617, CM627, CM637, CM717, CM727 and CM737.  Biomedicine III, CM 637, focuses on the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and biomedical assessment and treatment of renal, adrenal, urogenital, and reproductive disorders.



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



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