Assistant Professor – Curriculum and Instruction

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

Job description

New Mexico Highlands University is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic or African American students with nearly 40% studying at the Master’s Degree level. The university is committed to student success and improved retention and graduation rates. NMHU serves approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus in Las Vegas, NM (one hour east of Santa Fe) and another 1,300 students at centers in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, and Albuquerque. For more information about the university, visit the website at

The School of Education is comprised of four academic departments including Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education/Special Education, and Counseling. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with diverse emphasis areas in Reading, Bilingual/TESOL, Gifted, and various subject areas. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for a wide range of general education courses for graduate students such as Statistics for Educators, Research Interpretation, Advanced Educational Psychology, Principles of Curriculum and Instruction, and Socio-cultural Factors Affecting Education. In addition to the general education courses, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction provides the full range of Reading courses for both graduate and undergraduate students. Applications are invited for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting in August 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities
Faculty contractual duties include teaching a full load equivalent to four courses (12 Credit Hours) per semester or the equivalent of 24 Credit Hours per Academic Year. A successful candidate will serve on departmental and school committees, and assist with advising/mentoring graduate students, and perform other related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will engage with scholarly activities that pertain to research, publication, and presentation at professional conference.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum requirements include a Doctoral degree in the area of Reading, Language and Literacy or closely related area. The candidate will have two or more years of teaching experience in Pre-K through grade 12 public shcools. The candidate must be capable of teaching and communicating with colleagues and students via electronic and digital modalities and demonstrate knowledge and experience in various teaching modalities including face-to-face, online synchronous or asynchronous, and blended learning. ABD will be considered if completion is expected within one Academic Year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the minimum requirements, the candidate will have two or more years of teaching experience in graduate and undergraduate courses in education. The preferred candidate will have experience providing outreach to first generation college students, experience with distance and technology education delivery systems, demonstrated experience in forming partnerships with school districts, and membership and involvements in one or more professional organizations.

How to apply

A complete application must include 1) A letter of application, 2) Curriculum vitae and, 3) Unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts. Online application must include names, phone numbers, and e‐mail addresses of three (3) professional references.
References will be contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Seonsook Park at
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New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico.