Adjunct Faculty - Introduction to Botanical Medicine


  • 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 Introduction to Botanical Medicine 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 NameIntroduction to Botanical Medicine

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

Course Credits: 4


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

Many plant substances are powerful medicines. Traditional, historical and scientific uses of plants are explained in this course. Traditional herbal medicine is contrasted with modern pharmacological uses. Plant identification, ethical harvesting, drying techniques, and medicinal plant chemistry are thoroughly explored. Also covered is the preparation of herbal tinctures, salves, oils and other therapeutic preparations.


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

  • Explain pharmacologic uses of plants
  • Compare and contrast traditional herbal medicine with current uses of herbs in pharmacology
  • Formulate and create an herbal remedy


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.