Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Undergraduate
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Adjunct

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 Epistemology of 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: This course introduces students to health and wellness through the lens of epistemology (the study of ways of knowing). Students will gain a sense of appreciation for the scope and subject of the many ways to understand and think about disease, illness, well-being, and healing. Ways of knowing and thinking about the world inevitably influence our ways of acting in the world. This course will unpack various ways of thinking about the world to generate comparisons and analysis of some primary bodies of knowledge (modern biomedical sciences, indigenous sciences, etc.). We will critically examine selected knowledge systems to better understand their origins, as well as their perspectives of health and disease. An analysis of ways of knowing about health will also force students to examine their own ways of thinking and being.

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.

Northwestern Health Sciences University
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