Assistant Professor - American College of Healthcare Sciences Faculty

Remote - Portland, OR

Who We Are

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is an accredited higher education institution, dynamically leading the industry in online holistic undergraduate and graduate programs specializing in integrative health, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching, among other studies.

Founded in 1978, in New Zealand, we have always had sustainability as a founding principle; we are a Certified B Corporation™. We strive to create and maintain a working environment where are all valued and appreciated for our authentic selves. We work together to help facilitate change in the communities we serve by being stewards of the highest level of integrative health and wellness education. We strive to customize the care we offer to every student and endeavor to support people on their educational journey. Our mission is to lead the advancement of evidence-based, integrative health and wellness education through experiential online learning and sustainable practices. For more information, visit

It’s important to us that every team member is valued, and we make an investment in each person with benefits that support wellness. The following benefits are available to part-time faculty with additional benefits available to those who may teach full-time:

  • 24/7 Access to Virtual Care, Self-Care & Well-Being Tools including Health Coaching through TimelyCare. 
  • 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked, eligible for use after 90 days of employment. 
  • College Paid Holidays 
  • Participation in a 401(k) plan if eligibility requirements are met; ACHS match is available up to 4% of annual wages.

Current Faculty Openings

ACHS recruits faculty on an ongoing basis and is currently prioritizing recruitment for the following departments:

Candidates applying for aromatherapy faculty positions should include their formal aromatherapy training on their application.

ACHS Assistant Professor Position Overview

ACHS is a learner-centric institution, and faculty are integral to the success of ACHS students and the academic integrity of ACHS programs. Faculty are responsible for all instruction in ACHS classes. Faculty use their professional experience and education coupled with curriculum provided in ACHS-published course materials, required publisher textbooks, and supplemental study aids (such as online videos, botanicals, essential oils, and other lab supplies) to teach the stated learning outcomes. 

The Work You'll Do in This Role

All faculty at ACHS engage our learners and participate in:

  • Lecturing on class content (via video, live Zoom conferences, announcements, written lectures, audio  lectures, and discussion posts);
  • Conducting office hours at least one hour per week; answering student questions online in the discussion boards; answering student questions posted to the Instructor’s Virtual Office;
  • Answering student emails or phone calls;
  • Grading assignments and examinations; and
  • Contributing to curriculum review and development. 

Specifically, faculty at ACHS support the following teaching and learning activities:

  • Engage in professional development including completing the online ACHS Faculty Orientation, ongoing training provided by the institution, and annual continuing education.
  • Support institutional effectiveness by completing course quality assurance reviews prior to the start of each semester, including a review of course learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Contribute to academic planning and updates for the course(s) they are approved to teach and the programs that those courses support.
  • Effectively teach and deliver ACHS curriculum including the supervision of projects and capstone activities, service, and other administrative duties based on professional qualifications and regulatory approvals.
  • Respond to student questions and comments in the class, within the learning management system (LMS), or via email, telephone, or other forms of communication, within 24-48 hours.
  • Provide timely feedback to students to ensure 24-48-hour response times to student discussion board postings, virtual office posts, emails, and other academic inquiries.
  • Conduct weekly synchronous live lectures to support students in meeting the course and module learning outcomes and to comply with federal requirements for substantive interaction.
  • Provide reasonable support to students before and after the course start and end dates including to students with Incomplete grades.
  • Monitor student engagement and participation and tailor outreach to support students in coordination with ACHS student success coaches. 
  • Respond to all ACHS administrative staff emails, phone calls, and other communications within 24-48 hours.
  • Complete other faculty duties in collaboration with Program Deans.

Skills & Experience You Bring to ACHS

  • A passion for engaging students and cultivating transformational learning experiences. ACHS online courses emphasize experiential learning through practical lab assessments.
  • At least two years of online teaching experience and subject matter expertise. 
  • Experience in an online learning platform such as Canvas, D2L, Moodle, Blackboard, etc.
  • Proficiency with using technology such as videos, social media, and other interactive tools to engage learners.
  • Education Requirements: To meet all state and accreditation requirements, ACHS requires applicants to have a terminal professional degree in a related field. Due to the specialized nature of curriculum where a terminal degree may not be available, such as aromatherapy, ACHS also considers the following credentials:
    • Undergraduate professors: Master’s degree with 18+ graduate credit hours in the field they are teaching from a school accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized agency or a relevant terminal degree such as an ND, MD, DC, DO, or L.Ac. for healthcare courses with compensatory professional experience.
    • Graduate professors: Terminal degree in the field they are teaching from a school accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized agency or a relevant terminal degree such as an ND, MD, DC, DO, or L.Ac. for healthcare courses with compensatory professional experience.
  • A commitment to and engagement in making a positive impact on social and environmental issues. Learn more about our commitment as a Certified B™ Corporation.

Pay Rate 

Compensation per semester varies by class size and level (undergraduate or graduate). Assistant professor compensation per course begins at $2,000 and is adjusted based on class size and level of course. 

Work Environment

This job can be completed remotely or in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.

Physical Demands

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. This is largely a sedentary role; position requires prolonged standing or sitting and may also include bending, stooping, or stretching. Position also requires prolonged use of a computer. 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


ACHS is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for all qualified individuals. ACHS does not discriminate nor will it tolerate discrimination against any person because of age, gender, gender-identity, color, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. 

ACHS complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,  a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, including but not limited to all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Any person who files a complaint or participates in an investigation is protected from retaliation to the full extent of the law. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to ACHS’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. ACHS Title IX Coordinator: Prisca Bermudez, Director of Academic Services, 5005 S. Macadam Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97239. 503-244-0726,