Assistant Professor to Professor of Communication

New Mexico State University Alamogordo
New Mexico, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Online Ad:                   Assistant Professor to Professor of Communication

Institution:                    New Mexico State University–Alamogordo

Location:                      Alamogordo, NM

Category:                     Tenure Track Faculty

Application Deadline:   05/31/2021

Rank/Salary:                $50,000 to $55,000 Commensurate with education and experience

Effective Date:             August 16, 2021

New Mexico State University Alamogordo is seeking an Assistant Professor to Professor of Communication, full-time, 9-month, tenure track. Provide 30-credit hours per academic year (15-cr per fall and spring semesters) of classroom instruction in the following courses: Introduction to Communication (COMM 1115G); Public Speaking (COMM 1130G) and other first- and second-year communication courses. Course load may also include First Year Experience (FYEX 1110).  Teaching assignments may include weekdays, weekends, evenings, online, hybrid and off-campus. Develop, revise, and update curriculum in collaboration with department, college, and university faculty according to established curriculum procedures. Will develop and teach online courses. Instruct, support, advise and provide timely feedback to student in accordance with NMSU-A policy and procedures. Professional and public service expected. Will participate and serve on division and college committees, program advisory councils, task forces and working groups. Must maintain professional and academic competence and participate in professional development activities. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Communication Studies, Communication, Speech, or Speech Communication or a related field.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of innovative, creative teaching and learning methodologies.
  • Ability to teach courses in more than one subject area.
  • Experience with online course development and delivery in accordance with Quality Matters standards.
  • Experience with course and program assessment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups.
  • Community college teaching experience.


Successful candidates must have a philosophy which supports the goal of success for all students through hands-on learning experiences and strong faculty involvement.  Finalists will be asked to document teaching effectiveness with relevant material and to present a teaching demonstration.

New Mexico State University Alamogordo (NMSU-A) is a comprehensive community college located in the foothills, at the base of the Sacramento Mountains. This vantage point overlooks the City of Alamogordo and the Tularosa Basin. The service area of the school includes Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB), White Sands Missile Range, and stretches beyond the view to include the Mescalero Apache Reservation and approximately twenty villages and towns. Much of the south-central New Mexico region benefits from the convenient location of the campus. NMSU-A is a two-year community college campus accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is dedicated to the concept of high-quality, cost-effective education that meets the needs of the community and its diverse student population

Benefits offered: Group medical, vision, and dental insurances, group life, disability, and state educational retirement.

Application deadline is May 31, 2021. Submit letter of interest, a CV and names and contact information for 3-5 professional references through the university job portal at Paper/e-mail documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to the electronic application for consideration.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check. New Mexico State University Alamogordo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, females, veterans, and those with a disability are encouraged to apply.