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Contingent Per Course

New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 9, 2022

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
Contingent Per Course

Contingent Faculty

Classification Title
Per Course

Position Summary

New Mexico Highlands University is seeking for its Music Program a Contingent Course Instructor. This instructor may teach Music Appreciation: Western Music, Speech, or other 1000- 2000-level Music courses.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Contingent Instructor position beginning Spring 2023.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree or higher in Music or related area. Experience working at the university level. Knowledge and experience working with music technology. Experience and familiarity with Brightspace/Desire2Learn instruction platforms

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching the following:

Music Appreciation: Western Music (3)
COMM 1130 (3) (Speech)
Functional Piano (2)
Pro Tools Fundamentals (2)
Sound and Music Technology (3)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Familiarity working with non-auditioned music major students, creating syllabi, lesson plans, coaching, mentoring, music production, and performance.
Experience with the following courses:

Music Appreciation: Western Music (3)

COMM 1130 (Speech) (3)
Applied Music: [area of instructor’s expertise] (.33)
Applied Music: Songwriting (.33)

Applied Music: Recording (.33)

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

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  2. Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
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