Assistant/ Associate Professor Tenure Track - Counseling

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant/ Associate Professor Tenure Track - Counseling Rank Assistant/Associate Professor Classification Title Tenure Track Position Summary

NMHU seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s
strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach counseling courses and supervise practicum/internship. The normal teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year with the exception of first year HU faculty who will teach 18 credit hours during their first year of service. Engage in service activities including curriculum development; recruitment; advisement, and retention of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Develop program relations with area schools, agencies, and community behavioral health centers including the establishment of practicum and internship placements. Maintain a program of scholarly research and activity.

In addition, this person will carry an advisee load of about 20 – 25 counseling students. Faculty members are required to be available to students by scheduling and honoring office hours and by special appointment when necessary. Typically, without COVID -19 restrictions in place, faculty hold office hours during normal working hours that correspond to the locations and modalities of their courses. To facilitate academic advising, at least 2.5 office hours are held at the faculty member’s Location of Record in the faculty member’s office. This person will also share faculty duties as they arise.

Members of the full-time faculty are engaged and paid on the basis of academic year contract, including days when the university is open, and classes are not in session. The work year is normally defined by the academic calendar. Participation in faculty development week and commencement exercise is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should possess a terminal degree in Counselor Education or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 9th; have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in their area of expertise; and possess, or be eligible for, professional credentials in Counseling. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in various teaching modalities including face-to-face, online synchronous, online asynchronous, and/or blended learning.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an established professional identity as a counselor educator; be a graduate of CACREP Accredited Doctoral Program; demonstrate knowledge and experience with teaching courses across the CACREP core and, have experience in the professional development of clinical skills at the Master’s level. The candidate will have three or more years of experience as a professional in their field of expertise; possess, or be eligible for licensure as both a school counselor and a professional counselor ( LPCC ) in the State of New Mexico; be involved with professional counseling organizations, and be experienced with CACREP, CAEP, and/or state accreditation processes. Demonstrated successful experience designing and teaching courses fully online (asynchronous).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Professional counselor education
Supervision of clinical trainees
Research and writing
Communication and networking

Work Location Multi Campus/Center Locations
Posting Number F215P Posting Open Date 10/26/2020 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

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. Selected applicants will participate in an initial ZOOM interview. References will be contacted for semi-finalists in conjunction with a second ZOOM interview. Official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of this interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Geri Glover at For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
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