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Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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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 Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Professor

Classification Title
Tenure Track

Position Summary

The School of Education seeks to recruit individuals who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all 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.

The School of Education is comprised of five (5) 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 also offers Alternative Teacher Certificate Programs (Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education). 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, 2023.

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, 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 in public schools. The candidate must be capable of teaching and communicating with colleagues and students via electronic and digital modalities, and demonstrated 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The candidate will have experience with distance and technology education delivery systems, demonstrated experience in forming partnerships with school districts, and membership and involvement in one or more professional organizations.

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

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