Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) is a nonprofit educational institution in Portland, Oregon that trains master’s and doctoral students in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. OCOM’s academic programs are among the most comprehensive in the country, providing students with a solid foundation in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic massage, and qi cultivation, as well as a focus on collaboration between Chinese medicine and Biomedicine. We are seeking a dynamic Part-Time Faculty Member to join our academic team and teach two sections of Anatomy and Physiology, beginning Fall term 2013.
Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III is taught each year in fall, winter, and spring quarters to first year students in the Master’s program. The class is 2.5 credits each term, meeting for 2.5 hours per week in two sections of 40 students each. For 2013/2014 the course is scheduled on Fridays. Course content is about 80% physiology, with anatomy incorporated as needed for context. There is no lab component. Students complete a separate 3-term anatomy class, taught in the same time frame, for thorough coverage of human anatomy.
Part-time Faculty Members report to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. Pay for this position is $45-$55 per instructional hour (60 instructional hours per quarter), and depends on academic background and teaching experience. Some meeting attendance is required.
Part-time Faculty are eligible for OCOM’s partial benefits package, including a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, Section 132 Transportation Account and 401(k) retirement plan.
• Develop curriculum in consultation with Biomedicine Department Chair
• Engage students through dynamic teaching and learning activities
• Evaluate students
• Utilize our student information system, Populi, for course management.
Education and Experience Required
• We seek candidates with any accredited master’s or doctoral degree in a medical field or a related academic field. The ideal candidate is also a licensed acupuncturist.
• At least three years of prior teaching experience and demonstrable teaching skills.
• Familiarity with Chinese medicine
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
• Demonstrated competency in Anatomy & Physiology.
• Ability to provide Anatomy & Physiology instruction at a level appropriate for 1st year acupuncture students.
• Commitment to ongoing personal professional development
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
E-mail cover letter and resume to ctaub[at]ocom.edu[dot] Interviews will begin as appropriate candidates are identified. See our job posting at http://www.ocom.edu/jobs.