Assistant Professor of Biology (tenure-track)

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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 Biology (tenure-track)

Assistant Professor

Classification Title
Tenure Track

Position Summary

New Mexico Highlands University Biology Department invites applicants passionate about student success, teaching, and student research to fill one nine-month, Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology positions beginning in August, 2023. Ideal candidate with teaching expertise and research in areas of Botany or related fields are invited to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidates for these positions are expected to teach a combination of entry-level biology courses and upper division courses within the candidate’s specialty (24 hrs/academic year); develop a focused and active research program, participate in service to the department and university, mentor students, and hold office hours.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in biological science, or related fields, with capacity to teach in the area of Botany. ABD will be considered .

Preferred Qualifications

• Post doctoral experience.
• Experience with diverse student populations or underrepresented minorities.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching and one’s own professional development including training/experience in active and cooperative learning teaching strategies.
• Demonstrate a research focus that complements existing research programs at Highlands.
• Success or potential to gain external funding for a focused research program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Successful candidates must have a background in the Botany

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include 1) A Letter of Application/Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts; 4) Teaching Philosophy; 5) Statement of Research Interests, and; 6) List of three professional references (names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) in lieu of Letter of Recommendation in the required documents. References will be contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the position is filled. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Justine Garcia at For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.

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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. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Plans
  6. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
  7. Evidence of Teaching and Research Excellence
Optional Documents
  1. Samples of Syllabus

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