Prospective faculty members shall have the following qualifications:
1. An acupuncturist instructor shall:
a. Hold a current valid license to practice acupuncture or be otherwise authorized to act as a guest acupuncturist in accordance with section 4949 of California Acupuncture Board Code (a “current valid license” is one that has not been revoked, suspended, placed on probation, voluntarily surrendered, or otherwise disciplined by the board).
b. They must also:
Be knowledgeable, current, and skillful in the subject matter of the course as evidenced through one of the followings:
i. Holding a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university and written documentation of experience in the subject matter.
ii. Have at least two years' experience in teaching similar subject matter content within the five years preceding the course.
iii. Have at least two years' experience in the specialized area in which he or she is teaching within the five years preceding the course.
c. DAOM faculty members should possess a Doctoral Degree and/or Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Oriental Medicine field.
d. Clinical supervisors must hold a “current valid license” to practice acupuncture and oriental medicine in the state of California.
e. Clinical supervisors should have a minimum of five years of documented professional experience as licensed AOM practitioners, with expertise in the program's area(s) of concentration and/or specialization.
2. A non-acupuncturist instructor shall:
a. Be currently licensed or certified in his or her area of expertise if appropriate, and
b. Show written evidence of specialized training; this may include, but is not limited to, a certificate of training or an advanced degree in the given subject area, and
c. Have at least two years' teaching experience in the specialized area in which he or she teaches within the five years preceding the course.
d. DAOM faculty members should possess a Doctoral Degree and/or Postdoctoral Fellowship in his/her area of expertise.
3. Be knowledgeable, current, and skillful in the subject matter of his/her area of expertise.
4. Have strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
5. Have effective oral and written communication skills in English. For instructors who teach in the English, Korean, and/or Chinese language programs, such instructors must have fluent oral and written communication skills in his or her language program.
6. Possess the ability to read and interpret documents and procedure manuals; write routine reports and correspondence; and speak effectively before groups of students, patients and other employees.
7. Have knowledge of computer skills such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint); the Internet (Web browser, website, and email) in relation to job responsibilities; and hardware (touchpad, mouse, and keyboard).
8. Possess the ability to adapt to curriculum changes and to design new and appropriate student learning activities.
9. Be able to get along and cooperate with fellow co-workers.
10. Be able to work as a team member.
11. Possess a good attitude and be polite to students, patients, co-workers, candidates and others.