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Adjunct, College of Chiropractic

University of Western States
Portland, OR

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Description:

Position Name: Chiropractic Science and Clinical Education Adjunct Instructor
Classification: Part-Time, Non-Benefitted
FTE: Less than 50% time
Work Hours: Variable
Department/Division: Clinical Science/College of Chiropractic
Supervisor: Associate Dean, Pre-Clinical Education

Location: On Campus (8000 NE Tillamook St; Portland, OR 97213)

This position covers instruction for adjusting technique courses and clinical education courses around the clinical phase series. These courses review orthopedic exams, soft tissue techniques, and adjusting skills in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbopelvic regions as well as upper and lower extremities. Instruction in the clinical phase series of courses is centered around clinical simulation activities including history taking, physical examination, and case management and discussion.

50% Prepares lessons and teaches procedures based on existing syllabus.
25% Demonstrates and monitors student practice of proper skills technique and patient interactions.
10% Compiles, administers, and grades examinations.
5% Maintains a safe environment in the classroom.
5% Creates syllabi and course outline.
2.5% Contributes to evaluations of students’ non-cognitive behavior.
2.5% Maintains expertise in area of instruction.

Education & Training

  • Required: Prior teaching experience in a university or professional education program preferred

Certifications & Licenses

  • Required: Graduate of a CCE-accredited Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program.
  • Required: Maintain an active license to practice as a chiropractic physician in the state of Oregon (or acquire such licensure shortly after hire).


  • Required: Teaching Experience

Related Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Required: Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 
  • Required: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. 
  • Required: Ability to access current electronic information.
  • Preferred: Expertise in evidence-informed practice skills preferred

Other Qualifications

  • Have sufficient stamina to provide lecture and/or lab instruction with brief breaks over a 1 to 4-hour period.
  • Have sufficient mobility to move among students engaged in various types of lab activities.
  • Have sufficient visual acuity to accurately identify pertinent structures and/or details as instructional activities demand.
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to operate pertinent tools and/or equipment as instructional activities demand.


Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three professional references. Official transcripts from prior institutions of higher learning must be received prior to offer being extended to the finalist.

University of Western States conducts background checks for the finalist or finalists of staff and faculty positions. The type of background check will vary by position type.

University of Western States is an equal opportunity employer.

University of Western States offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. To learn more about our competitive benefits and additional rewards, including generous paid time-off, medical and dental insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, click the link below.

University of Western States is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About UWS
The University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class education to students and provides the community with an unsurpassed, integrative, and natural approach to wellness. Through a variety of integrated evidence-informed curricula grounded both in our long history and in our dedication to incorporating the most relevant, up-to-date health care research and practices, UWS remains the leader in health sciences education and provides exceptional care in its clinics. We are committed to honoring our roots in chiropractic by integrating other, related fields of study, to support a well balanced and whole-body approach to health care. We stand out above other institutions by supporting students as they embark on rigorous courses of study, helping them to achieve a life-balance, and providing them with resources that will ready them for successful careers in health service. We offer incomparable care to our community, with state-of-the-art clinics staffed with highly qualified health care professionals and senior interns.

Our vast network of partners in related fields makes us a valuable resource not only to students, but to health care professionals throughout the country.

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