The Boucher Institute is accepting resumes on an ongoing basis for consideration as teaching opportunities arise.
General requirements & qualifications for instructional positions:
Qualified applicants should hold an ND or MD degree, or a terminal degree in their area of expertise.
Instructional roles involve planning and delivering the naturopathic educational curriculum in accordance with the Boucher Institute student learning outcomes. Faculty members will model professional behaviour and provide informal feedback and formal evaluation to the student and appropriate administration in a timely manner.
Faculty members are committed to continuous student learning and demonstrate passion and skill in effective teaching/learning facilitation. They are committed to on-going assessment and evaluation of their teaching and are competent in working with diverse student populations. The faculty member demonstrates a commitment to the vision, mission, and values of the Institute and to their continued personal growth and professional development. Finally, they demonstrate and promote high ethical standards and academic honesty.
In addition, the ideal candidate will be:
Self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others
Able to meet deadlines and balance multiple priorities
Able to work well with diverse student, faculty and professional groups within and outside the Boucher Institute
Able to communicate effectively; both verbally and in writing.
POSITIONS CURRENTLY OPEN
The Institute is looking for instructors for:
- Naturopathic Manipulation: This is a four-part series of courses that provides a solid basis for the practitioner to determine the need for, and perform specific spinal and peripheral adjustments of joints in the body. The primary focus is the spinal column. A licensed medical professional (N.D., D.C., physio) with adjusting experience (HVLA), teaching experience preferred.
- Anatomy: This is a three-part series of courses that looks at in depth musculoskeletal anatomy, including vessels and nerves, of the human body. Experience with palpation required. Knowledge of basic orthopedic tests and conditions, as well as teaching experience, preferred.
- Physical Medicine: This is a three-part series of orthopaedic courses that provides hands-on training in physical assessment and pathology recognition. A licensed medical professional (N.D., D.C., physio) with teaching experience preferred.
- Botanical Medicine 1 is an introductory course to the art & science of herbal medicine, to create context and give a solid theoretical framework for later learning of specific herbs for specific conditions through the use of herbal monographs. It covers basic botany, as well as philosophy and history of botanical medicine, introduction to chemical constituents and to making simple teas and water extracts. Emphasis is on developing a systematic understanding of the indications and actions of medicinal plants that can be applied practically in a clinical, cultural, and ethical context, and to introduce a variety of herbs, discuss their benefits, and understand their contraindications and applications. This course will provide a model for integration of herbal medicine as a modality into the practice of naturopathic medicine.
- Research Instructor: The academic Research program consists of a series of three 6-week courses aimed at promoting student competence in research literacy skills, and culminating in the production of a research article. The first and second courses provide and build upon a foundation in research methodology, critical appraisal of research, and biostatistics, while the third course involves guiding the students in the development of a journal article or case report.