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Adjunct Faculty – Acupuncture – TCM Etiology and Pathology of Disease

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Worcester, MA

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The New England School of Acupuncture seeks an adjunct faculty member to deliver high quality learning experiences and assessment for the acupuncture program. The selected candidate will bring subject matter expertise to the responsibilities of remote didactic teaching of the TCM etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of specific disorders commonly treated with acupuncture. Pattern identification for each etiology is analyzed for diagnosis, and treatment strategies and point prescriptions for all the conditions are covered. Clinical research findings are included for many conditions, establishing a foundation for evidence-informed practice. The use of case studies develops differential/pattern diagnostic skills.


This is a 3-credit, 45-hour online synchronous course for 2nd year students that is held over a period of 2 class meetings per week: Monday and Tuesday 10:25am-12:15pm EST.


This is a fall semester course, meeting September 3, 2024 – December 10, 2024. This is the first course in a 2-part series. The second course meets in the spring 2025 semester January – April. The ideal candidate would teach the spring course if successful in the fall course.

    Deliver didactic instruction through the online Learning Management System Blackboard® in a synchronous classroom setting
  • Provide an engaging active learning environment for students
  • Provide students with periodic assessments of their progress toward meeting course learning outcomes, which demonstrate clinical applications of concepts covered
  • Apply grading policies fairly and consistently
  • Develop and adhere to the course syllabus per the NESA/MCPHS format, which includes course description, learning outcomes, attendance policy in line with that of MCPHS, and assessment criteria, including assignment deliverables and timelines
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean


  • Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred
  • Strong background in TCM acupuncture clinical practice
  • Commitment to graduate education and student success
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Experience teaching online strongly preferred
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with students and administration/staff

Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. MCPHS is unable to sponsor, or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa. MCPHS is also not an E-Verify institution.

About Us
Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA), downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.

MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.


Our Core Values —integrity, community, inclusion, collaboration, support, innovation – qualities that energize our culture. At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment where everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members’ unique experiences and perspectives adds value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible. We recognize that all community members must feel empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to fruition.

We are proud of our 200-year legacy of leadership in education, scholarship, and service, and we are a future-focused institution. We are committed to innovation with purpose, expanding our horizons and our campuses with a balanced and responsible strategy for growth. Talented people will always play a vital role in our future, and we value individuals who can adapt to new ways of thinking and working.

We attract talented applicants because we promote opportunities to work collaboratively, exchange ideas, and invigorate the thinking, projects, and possibilities going on all around us. As part of our culture, employees are guided by individual autonomy and initiative and we encourage employees to collaborate and work inter-functionally across our three campuses.

Passion to improve the future of healthcare is a core unifying value of MCPHS culture. That’s why we attract and retain highly motivated individuals who share our vision and are energized by the opportunities we create here. We strive to keep MCPHS one of the most dynamic, evolving, and relevant institutions of its kind—a place to build your knowledge and skills, grow a network of peers, and contribute to educating and supporting future healthcare leaders. 

The benefits of working at MCPHS. At Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we recognize the importance of a rewarding career. We are proud to offer competitive benefits to assist you with your financial, physical, and emotional well-being.  Here, full-time employees receive a total compensation package that includes substantial contributions toward medical and dental insurance premiums, retirement plans, including a 401(a)-pension plan, as well as generous time away from work.

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