Adjunct Faculty - Culture and Health (Instructor)

Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bloomington, Minnesota
Jul 10, 2021
Aug 15, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Our Mission:

Northwestern Health Sciences University prepares the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance health care.

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor in Chinese Medicine, and offerings in massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but advance health care.

Position Information:

We are hiring for an adjunct faculty opportunity teaching Culture and Health (4 credits) in our Undergraduate program for the Fall 2021 term. This is an online course with the possibility of synchronous activities. This is a part-time, non-benefits eligible role.

Course Description:

Culture and Health is a course about how humans use their natural and social environments to maintain health and wellness, understand illness, and heal each other. Essentially, it is an introduction to medical anthropology, the study of medical and health care systems in a global context. We will examine topics such as CAM methods used in different cultures, how people handle life cycle events like birth, reproductive milestones, and death, and what types of medicines people use to treat illness. We will learn about medical disparities, or social inequalities in access to health care and how/why beliefs and personal perspectives on health care matter. We will also be doing applied research in this class on medical disparities.

Position Qualifications:
  • Master's degree is required, Doctoral or professional degree is preferred
    • Degree should be in a related field or have a minimum of 18 credits in a related field
    • 1-3 years of University level teaching is required
    • Previous experience teaching in a related field is preferred
    • Online teaching experience is preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

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