Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Massage Therapy
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Adjunct

Non-benefit eligible


When you join NWHSU you're not simply doing a job, you're making a difference. You'll see passion for our mission, our work, and our future growth opportunities all around you. Culture is extremely important to us. We're a small enough organization that you'll get to know everyone, have a voice, make an impact, and feel the enthusiasm of everyone you work with. It's an ideal blend and a superb organization to expand your career.

What can you expect?

  • Our goal? Preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to deliver and advance healthcare.
  • Every role and individual contributes to our success. No matter what department you work in, you'll see passion for our work and respect for one another.
  • Belonging is important to us - we all bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and value to the organization. And that makes us stronger.
  • We're committed and engaged. You'll see that in every meeting, every discussion and everything we do. It shows and we're proud of it.
  • We don't simply say we have a team environment - we live it. Your ideas and suggestions matter. We listen to one another and when something makes sense, we do it.
  • We've still got that entrepreneurial spirit, even though we've been around for 80+ years. And we like that.
  • We share information and have fun - through monthly Open Forum meetings with our senior leaders, to random employee celebration events throughout the year.
  • We build in flexibility in roles whenever we can. We work in a hybrid environment. Each manager works with their team members to ensure there is a healthy work-life balance.
  • Your personal and professional work opportunities are important to us - we provide these benefits so you can continue to excel in your career.

Position Information:

This is an exciting Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Assistant opportunity in our new Shiatsu program. The Teaching Assistant assists faculty members in the delivery and evaluation of assigned courses with the opportunity to teach independently Summer 2023.

Work Location: Bloomington, MN with flexibility to work 1-2 days per week remotely; must live local and be able to come to campus as needed

Course Assignment Specifics: Foundations of Shiatsu Therapy


  • Assists the faculty member in the below duties
    • Apply effective teaching and learning strategies designed to assist students in attaining the learning foundational competencies outlined in the syllabus
    • Engage in regular and substantive interaction with students in ways that supports learning in the course
    • Deliver meaningful assessment strategies to determine student attainment of foundational knowledge and course competencies
    • Provides students with timely and clear feedback
    • Assign grades based on grading policies outlined in the syllabus and student performance on assessments

What you need to have?

  • Graduate of Shiatsu Therapy program, including training in Dr. DoAnn Kaneko's Shiatsu Anma form assessment and application skills
  • Minimum two years' experience as a Shiatsu Therapist
  • Member of American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)
  • CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Two year's teaching experience
  • Two years' work experience or training in the bodywork field
  • National Certification in Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT), National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and/or National Certification Board for Therapeutic and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Preferred

Does this sound like the type of role you could excel in? Where your background and experience may contribute to the growth of our organization? A role where you can add your passion and enthusiasm, and make a difference? If you believe you have the education and experience to meet the qualifications for this role, we'd value talking to you. Non-traditional backgrounds are welcome.

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 of Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Masters' offerings in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Functional and Integrative Nutrition, and Integrative Care, and undergraduate offerings in massage therapy, health sciences, and allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university and intend to be a leader in creating integrative care solutions.

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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