This position is primarily responsible for teaching in the classroom and/or laboratory setting. The faculty member is responsible for applying their expertise to develop and deliver courses that improve the learning outcomes of our students. In addition, the part time faculty member will actively participate in student remediation, open labs, and perform additional duties as assigned by the Department Chair, working in collaboration with the College Deans by performing the following duties.


  • Provides student instruction.
  • Evaluates student performance.
  • Provides academic counseling of students.
  • Assures the availability of remedial instruction when leading a course.
  • Teaches assigneds in accordance with current course outlines and objectives when leading a course when leading a course.
  • Reviews and updates course outlines, text selection, and syllabi in cooperation with the department faculty and department chair, when leading a course.
  • Uses appropriate teaching strategies and methods such as active learning, lecture, laboratory, and self-paced instruction, when leading a course.
  • Modifies teaching methods based on assessment results and best practices in teaching and learning, when leading a course.
  • Documents modifications in course content or instructional methods based on student and course assessment results/feedback, when leading a course.
  • Performs regular assessments of student performance, when leading a course.
  • Submits students’ grades and course reports in a timely manner, when leading a course.
  • Attends and participates in department and campus meetings when invited by Department Chair.
  • Remains current in discipline, and updates course content when appropriate and when leading a course to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline in coordination with the Department Chair.
  • Works in an academic environment in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Promotes the University vision, goals, and objectives to internal and external constituencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Doctor of Chiropractic


  • Maintain licenses and certificates necessary for employment eligibility.
  • Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a CCE accredited program that is licensure eligible in California.
  • Must hold a California DC license or obtain one within one year of job start date.


  • Ability to get along and cooperate with co-workers.
  • Ability to respond politely to customers/students/candidates.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to think quickly and act appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Ability to function under intense time pressure.
  • Ability to work extra hours as required.
  • Ability to continue to perform well under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented and accurate with ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, and ability to think and act strategically.
  • Experience in middle administration at a CCE accredited DCP preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience, or equivalent, in an accredited institute of higher education preferred.
  • Track record of scholarly production preferred.


While all faculty are directly supervised by their Department Chairs, faculty who lead courses are responsible to coordinate with any assisting faculty associated with the course, the number of assisting faculty varying by course, cohort size, and term. This coordination – which occurs with the assistance of the Department Chair as needed – is intended to enhance educational outcomes for students and ensure courses are delivered in a manner that meets University and College objectives. This coordination must occur in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.


Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Presentation software (PowerPoint); as well as classroom-specific programs like ExamSoft and SofTest.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and /or move more than 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • External Working Relationships – Develops and maintains courteous and effective working relationships with clients, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.


  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation - Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.


  • Safety and Security - All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management.

SCU Core Values:

1) Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.

2) Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.

3) Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.

4) Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care.

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