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Job Responsibilities: Adjunct Faculty – Evidence-Based Practice and Decision Making

Salary: 31 per HOUR

Company: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Location: Remote US

Job Description/Summary:

The School of Nutrition at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM) is actively seeking an
Adjunct Faculty to teach the
Evidence-Based Practice and Decision-Making course for our Master of Science students in the School of Nutrition. This course develops students’ information literacy skills by providing instruction on how to critically read interpret and apply scientific literature with a specific emphasis on food and nutrition research. Students learn about the hierarchy of evidence research methodologies ethics and data analysis.
Adjunct faculty within SCNM’s School of Nutrition are critical to the success of SCNM’s online programs. They are responsible for supporting the efforts of the School of Nutrition and the Academic Affairs department to improve educational outcomes foster student success and facilitate student persistence and retention by creating a positive and supportive educational environment.
Adjunct faculty facilitate learning for SCNM’s online students through timely and effective instruction assessment and communications and are responsible for improving educational effectiveness and supporting programmatic and course curricula. Adjunct faculty are assigned courses aligned with their expertise that are taught using Canvas SCNM’s online Learning Management System (LMS). Adjunct faculty are responsible for interacting with students within that LMS.

Primary teaching responsibilities include:
  • Deliver expert knowledge in course subject area
  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with current syllabi and learning outcomes
  • Initiate facilitate interact and moderate online classroom forums
  • Use innovative teaching and learning strategies and methods
  • Conduct regular assessment of students’ knowledge skills and attitudes
  • Provide responses to student inquires within 24-hours
  • Engage in the online course portal a minimum of 4 times per week
  • Host virtual office hours

Other responsibilities:
  • Serve as a mentor and role model to students
  • Work collaboratively as part of the academic team and college community
  • Keep abreast of developments in one’s own field by reading current literature engaging colleges participating in professional organizations tradeshows and/or conferences
  • Promoting SCNM’s vision mission and core values internally and to external constituencies
  • Provide timely response to communications by program leadership preferably within 24-hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience expectations:
  • Previous instructional experience preferably in an online setting at a college or university.
  • Familiarity with online teaching and/or a desire to learn new technological approaches to education.
  • Experience in the practice of clinical nutrition is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success/expertise in health care and/or private practice is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success/expertise as an entrepreneur is highly preferred.
  • Experience with telehealth/telemedicine is a plus.

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