Adjunct Faculty - Diet and Disease


  • 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 Diet and Disease 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 NameDiet and Disease

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

Course Credits: 3


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

Increasingly more diseases have been shown to have nutritional components. This course introduces students to the nutritional causes of modern diseases, basic diet therapies and how they apply to different disease pathologies. Evidence that supports dietary prevention of disease will also be addressed.

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

  • Assess evidence-based diets for a variety of diseases
  • Describe the fundamentals of nutrition science and build upon these to explore emerging diet therapies
  • Analyze nutrition research
  • Plan well-balanced meals and dietary interventions for both healthy individuals and those with a number of diseases and health conditions


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.