Adjunct Spanish Faculty

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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

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Adjunct Spanish Faculty

Per-Course Faculty

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Position Summary

New Mexico Highlands University ( NMHU ) is offering a per-course faculty faculty position in Spanish in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.
The Department presently offers studies in American Sign Language, a minor in Native American/Hispano Cultural Studies and undergraduate degrees and minors in Spanish. We are interested in building a high quality applied modern language and culture program with a focus on bilingual and bi-literacy workplace skills leading to career opportunities, particularly for heritage language students, in language revitalization and in cultural studies analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct class, meet with students, develop syllabi and course content.

Minimum Qualifications

MA degree in Spanish/Bilingual Ed or combination teaching experience and Masters level work.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D, or ABD in Spanish, Bilingual Education, demonstrated experience in teaching Spanish heritage language learners as a Spanish teacher in k-12 or higher ed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Bilingual—Spanish/English, able to troubleshoot technology, able to use Zoom, BrightSpace or similar LMS /technology platforms.

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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. Official transcripts might be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dra. Norma A. 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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