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Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Employer
New Mexico Highlands University
Location
Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 1, 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 www.nmhu.edu.

Position Information

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Rank
Assistant Professor

Classification Title
Tenure Track

Position Summary

This position will be assigned to the main campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Criminal Justice at New Mexico Highlands University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology with geographic area of study in the American Southwest. We seek a broadly trained anthropologist with an academic specialty in Native American Studies and experience in Applied Anthropology. Academic research areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, environment, land use, cultural resource management, indigenous methodologies, traditional ecological knowledge material culture, political and economic systems, policy and governance, colonization, and intercultural relations. In short, we seek a candidate with a record of engagement with Native American communities. Our ideal candidate would also be engaged and student-focused and have a strong desire to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students from a diversity of backgrounds. Evidence of teaching excellence is highly desired as is an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations with other academic programs at Highlands University.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Anthropology ( ABD will be considered) with a geographic area of study in the culture of the American Southwest.

Preferred Qualifications

Academic specialty in Native American Studies and experience in Applied Anthropology. Research areas of specialization in environment, land use, cultural resource management, indigenous methodologies, traditional ecological knowledge material culture, political and economic systems, policy and governance, colonization, and/or intercultural relations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Candidate should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, supervise graduate student research, interest and commitment to working with diverse populations.

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
F275P

Posting Open Date
12/01/2022

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position, please upload your letter of application, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and complete contact information for at least three (3) references. Candidates who are invited for final interviews will be required to send an official transcript; references will be contacted in conjunction with interviews. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Mario Gonzales at mjgonzales@nmhu.edu. For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.

Quick Link
https://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/7871
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * 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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  3. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
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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. Evidence of Teaching and Research Excellence
  5. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Statement of Research Plans
  3. Samples of Syllabus


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