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.
Assistant Professor of Biology (tenure-track)
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
PhD in biological science, or related fields, with capacity to
teach in the area of Botany. ABD will be considered .
• Post doctoral experience.
• Experience with diverse student populations or underrepresented
• 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
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Successful candidates must have a background in the Botany
Las Vegas, NM Campus
Posting Detail Information
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
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 email@example.com. For disabled access or services call
505-454-3242. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Public Job Posting
- Internal Job Posting
- Agency Referral
- Personal Referral
- * Briefly list your area(s) of research or teaching
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
- Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Plans
- List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and
- Evidence of Teaching and Research Excellence
- Samples of Syllabus