Adjunct Instructor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, D.B.H Program

Department: Academics                         

Status: Part-time, Adjunct Instructor                                    

Reports To: Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences


Position Summary:

The Department of Behavioral Sciences at Freed-Hardeman University is now accepting application for a future Adjunct Instructor position in the Doctor of Behavioral Health program of study. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the Department Chair when openings become available. Adjunct positions are on a semester-by-semester basis.


Responsibilities of the Adjunct Instructor in the D.B.H. Program will include but not be limited to:

  • Teach the required/assigned course: DBH 715 in the Fall of 2019

  • DBH 715. The United States Healthcare System. 3 Hours. Fall 2019

    An analysis of the U.S. healthcare system. This course explores the evolutionary track of the American healthcare delivery system since 1900. Specifically, the course explores healthcare terminology, the particular settings and entities providing American healthcare (hospitals, public and private health agencies, staffing, and payers), the government’s unique role, and ways in which the multi-faceted system is financed. Finally, the course will look at how delivery is managed for special populations, including behavioral health.

  • Evidence of knowledge and skills related to the teaching of adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development and evaluation.

  • Help develop, implement, evaluate and update the purpose, philosophy, objective and organizational framework of the D.B.H. program.

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the D.B.H. curriculum.

  • Provide academic guidance to students in collaboration with the Director of the D.B.H.

  • Plan and provide theoretical instruction and clinical experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives and curriculum of the D.B.H. program and Mental Health professions.

  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to the course, the discipline’s knowledge and practice.

  • Schedule time for classroom preparation.

  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.



  • Faithful member of the Church of Christ

  • Must hold an earned health-related or mental-health terminal degree (PhD, Ed.D., DNP, M.D., D.O., D.S.W., Psy.D., O.D., Aud.D., D.P.T.) for didactic role or for clinical instructor role.

  • At least two years of full-time professional Health, Allied Health, or Mental Health clinical experience.

  • Preferred teaching experience on the college/university level.

  • Hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Health Care Provider in Tennessee (or state where adjunct lives), or be eligible to obtain a license.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive energy regarding professional education and the role of Behavioral Health Educator.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other faculty members, as well as students.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.

  • Ability to perform the requirements of the job description (listed above).



Freed-Hardeman University is a private institution, associated with churches of Christ, dedicated to moral and spiritual values, academic excellence, and service in a friendly, supportive environment. The purpose of the University is to provide every student an education permeated with these Christian values.


Pursuant to this purpose and Section 803(e)(2) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Freed-Hardeman University exercises a preference for applicants active within the churches of Christ. Freed-Hardeman University complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service in the administration of its employment practices.




Step 1: 

Complete the online faculty application for employment.

Step 2:

Submit your cover letter and resume to resumes@fhu.edu.

A PDF version of the application is also available. For accessibility or ADA accommodation questions, please email resumes@fhu.edu.



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