Assistant or Associate Professor - Teacher Education with focus on STEM
Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Teacher Education with focus on STEM Rank Assistant/Associate Professor Classification Title Tenure Track Position Summary
The School of Education seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s
strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students and who embrace our vision, mission and core values:
Vision to prepare educators, leaders, and counselors as agents of social change who transform the lives of individuals and communities they serve.
Mission to immerse our students in authentic academic and professional settings, providing them with opportunities to bridge theory and practice and to engage in critical reflection that informs action.
Core Values Authentic Learning, Reflective Practice, Diversity, Social Justice, Excellence/Quality, and Transformation) and embrace our vision, mission and core values.
The School of Education is comprised of five academic departments including Educational Leadership, Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Counseling. The Department of Teacher Education offers an AA in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, and BA concentrations in the areas of Early Childhood Multicultural Education Age 3 to Grade 3, Early Childhood Multicultural Education Birth to Four, Secondary Education (Minor) and in Special Education/Elementary Education. Applications are invited for an open-rank faculty position with an annual contract starting in August, 2021 with the possibility of being assigned as Department Chair, Teacher Education.
Specific teaching responsibilities will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications, but may focus on the individual’s specialization area(s). The successful candidate may teach day, evening, weekend and online courses.
In addition to teaching a normal teaching load of both undergraduate and graduate courses (18 credit hours in the first academic year and 24 credit hours thereafter), the selected candidate will be expected to serve as advisor to undergraduate students.
Selected candidate will be expected to participate in department and university committees; develop and maintain collaborative and professional partnerships with local schools and districts; hold office hours as required; conduct scholarly activities such as research in a particular field of knowledge, and submit for publication and/or presentation at professional conferences.
Duties and Responsibilities
The person selected for this position will teach teacher education courses particularly in STEM subject areas (undergraduate/graduate) with strong field experience components, supervise student teachers, advise students, assist with recruitment and retention initiatives, engage in scholarly activity, collaborate with PK-12 and university faculty and provide service to the community.
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) in Teacher Education related to Math and Science ( STEM ) Education.
Licensure: Current Level III Teaching License (or eligible to apply).
P-12 Teaching Experience: Five years of demonstrated successful experience teaching in a P-12 public school setting.
-Expertise in one of the following areas: math, science, STEM and technology.
-Experience in teaching and a research record on questions related to math/science or STEM education on questions of equity and access.
-Preference will be given to candidates with proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
-Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
-Demonstrated successful experience forming partnerships with schools/districts.
-Experience designing and teaching asynchronous online courses.
-Successful experience working with diverse students, faculty and staff in an academic setting.
-Experience with CAEP accreditation.
-Desire to engage in the development of innovative educational programs in collaboration with local school district partners and community.
-Knowledge/experience with adult teaching and learning theory/principles.
College/University Teaching Experience:
-Successful college or university teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level and in the area of teacher education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Proficiency teaching and communicating with colleagues and students via electronic and digital modalities.
-Proficiency in the integration of technology to support teaching and learning.
-Proficiency in Desire to Learn or other Learning Management System.
-Proficiency with student advisement/information systems (e.g. Degree Audit and Banner)
Work Location Las Vegas, NM Campus
Posting Number F208P Posting Open Date 01/22/2021 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application must include 1) A letter of application, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) License/Certificate and, 4) 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 a phone and/or on-campus (Zoom) 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. Elisabeth Valenzuela at email@example.com. For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.
Quick Link https://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/6350 Supplemental Questions
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- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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- * What is the highest level of education attained?
- High School Diploma
- Associates Degree
- Bachelors Degree
- Masters Degree
- * How many years of experience do you have in this type of
- Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an
advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
- What is your Philosophy for serving students?
(Open Ended Question)
- What is your teaching philosophy?
(Open Ended Question)
- Do you have a valid level 2 or above teaching license in New
(Open Ended Question)
- Do you have experience with student outcomes assessment?
- Do you have experience with CAEP accreditation?
- Do you have experience with Desire2Learn or another learning
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
- Curriculum Vitae
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