Assistant or Associate Professor of Bio-Chemistry

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 22, 2019

Posting Details

About NMHU

Highlands University is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic, Native American or African American 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 1300 students at centers in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, and Albuquerque. For more information about the university, visit the website at

Position Information

Job Title
Assistant or Associate Professor of Bio-Chemistry

Assistant/Associate Professor

Classification Title
Tenure Track

Position Summary

The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing lecture and laboratory instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level along with leading a research program involving undergraduate and Master-level students as well as serving as a student mentor and advisor in keeping with the university’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Prepare and teach, as assigned,
selected courses within the chemistry
program to undergraduate and
graduate students (normal teaching
load of 24 credit hours per academic
• Conduct scholarly activities including
research in the stated field of
knowledge and publish findings in
professional journals;
• Establish an independent, innovative,
research program while seeking
external funding;
• Hold office hours as required;
• Advise and mentor both undergraduate
and graduate students on matters
within the chemistry discipline and
related areas;
• Serve on committees and participate in
meetings as part of university service;
• Supervise and manage students or
technicians in laboratory preparation
assignments and instrumentation
• Maintain regular attendance on
• Perform other related duties as

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry ( ABD will be considered) with undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemistry or biochemistry.

Experience: Acquaintance with preparing, running, and instructing in the chemistry/biochemistry lecture and laboratory

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Post-Doctoral experience in performing biochemical research

Experience: Preparing, running, instructing and overseeing instruction in undergraduate and graduate areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, and biochemistry lecture and laboratory.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- knowledgeable in chemistry and biochemistry and especially note how these two areas of chemistry intersect and overlap;
-skill and expertise in the classroom and laboratory;
-work effectively with a culturally-diverse student body;
-teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses, both lecture and laboratory;
-supervise graduate student research;
-work effectively with a culturally-diverse student body;
-supervise graduate student research;

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

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Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include 1) A letter of application, 2) Curriculum vitae, 4) Unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts in addition to undergraduate degree transcript, 5) Teaching Philosophy, and 6) Statement of Research plans. 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 interview and official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. David Sammeth 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. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Plans
  6. Letter(s) of Recommendation
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