Adjunct Faculty - Critical Thinking for Pre-Health Professionals


  • Salary Range: Approx. $1040 per credit
  • Department: School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Closing Date: 10/31/2017


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NUNM’s School of Undergraduate Studies is seeking an adjunct academic faculty member to develop and teach the Critical Thinking for Pre-Health Professionals 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.

Course NameCritical Thinking for Pre-Health Professionals

Term: Winter 2017/2018 (1/8/2018-3/31/2018; course development Fall 2017)

Course Credits: 3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NOTE: This is a face to face course at the NUNM campus in Portland, Oregon

Critical thinking is the use of reasoning in determining what’s true and what’s false. Health professionals must employ critical thinking when learning, integrating, evaluating, and applying new thoughts, ideas or principles to clinical practice. This course will focus on: productive reasoning skills, evaluating and assessing logical and illogical reasoning skills, understanding logical fallacies and what role they play in constructing and destructing arguments. One of the main goals of this class is to help you recognize and have self-awareness of, your own biases and when you may be more prone to employing logically-fallacious thought processes.

Outcomes. At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Outline argument structure and mechanics
  • List common psychological influences on thinking and decision-making
  • Articulate a problem and develop a logical and reasonable response to it using the appropriate sources
  • Differentiate matters of fact from issues of judgment or opinion
  • Generate the ability to analyze, criticize and advocate ideas
  • Identify and apply inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Examine and develop self-awareness of one’s own thinking practices
  • Apply critical thinking to common problems in a health care setting


Applicants must have education, experience, skill and knowledge in the area they will be teaching. Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred. This is a face to face course so the applicant must live in our within commuting distance to Portland, Oregon, USA.