Assistant or Associate Professor - Teacher Education Bilingual Education

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 22, 2021

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 - Teacher Education Bilingual Education

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.

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 in Teacher Education, graduate 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 undergraduate and graduate Bilingual and TESOL courses 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: An earned doctorate in bilingualism, bilingual education, or biliteracy by Spring 2023.
Bilingual in Spanish/English.Ability to teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level courses in Spanish.

Licensure: Current Level II or III Teaching License with bilingual education endorsement (or eligible to apply).

P-12 Teaching Experience: Five years of demonstrated successful experience In Pre-K-12 teaching experience in U.S. (preferred in Southwest) bilingual (Spanish/English) setting.

New Mexico Highlands University has implemented a mandatory COVID -19 vaccine requirement for NMHU students and employees. For detailed information, visit Coronavirus ( COVID -19) information – New Mexico Highlands University (

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience forming partnerships with bilingual schools/districts.
Demonstrated potential for scholarly research and publishing on Spanish/English bilingualism.
Demonstrated interest in and commitment to outreach and collaboration with Northern New Mexico communities.
Demonstrated potential for excellence in professional development programs with pre and in-service teachers in Pre-K-12 bilingual settings and/or teacher education.
Experience designing and teaching synchronous/asynchronous online courses.
Successful experience working with diverse students, faculty, and staff in an academic setting.
Experience with CAEP accreditation.
College/University Teaching Experience: Successful college or university teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level and in bilingual/biliteracy and TESOL education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

-Proficiency in English and Spanish (all four language skills).
-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 Detail Information

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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, 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 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 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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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
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  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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  5. What is your Philosophy for serving students?

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  6. What is your teaching philosophy?

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  7. Do you have a valid level 2 or above teaching license in New Mexico?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Do you have experience with student outcomes assessment?
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    • No
  9. Do you have experience with CAEP accreditation?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. Do you have experience with Desire2Learn or another learning management system?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
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  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
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