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 Western biomedicine. We are seeking a dynamic Part-Time Faculty Member to join our academic team and teach Western Pharmacology.
Western Pharmacology is a three-credit course that meets for six hours per week for six weeks during our summer term, from July 15 to August 23. The course is taught in two 3-hour sessions per week with a class of about sixty students. A syllabus and course materials are provided as resources to the instructor. The course is a survey of common pharmaceuticals, their physiological effects, their classifications, and their clinical uses.
Part-time Faculty Members report to the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. Pay for this position is $40-$55/instructional hour (i.e. six hours per week) and depends on academic background and teaching experience.
• 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 administration
Education and Experience Required
• The ideal candidate may be a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) who is also a licensed acupuncturist. However, we seek candidates with any accredited master’s or doctoral degree in a medical field or a related academic field.
• Classroom teaching experience and demonstrable teaching skills are required
• A minimum of two years’ clinical experience treating patients is required
• Familiarity with Oriental medicine, including Chinese herbal medicine and herb/drug interactions is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
• Ability to provide information on western pharmacology at a level appropriate for pre-clinical acupuncture students.
• Commitment to ongoing personal professional development
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• A strong professional demeanor
E-mail cover letter and resume (.pdf format only) to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please answer the question “How would this position at OCOM fit with your long-term professional goals?” Also mention how you heard about this position.
The Search Committee will evaluate candidates as they apply, therefore we encourage you to apply early. See our job posting at http://www.ocom.edu/jobs.