Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2023

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
Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology

Assistant/Associate Professor

Classification Title
Tenure Track

Position Summary

New Mexico Highlands University is accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position in Clinical/Counseling Psychology beginning in August 2023.

—Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in clinical psychology, ethics, IQ assessment, personality assessment, evidence-based and empirically supported individual and group clinical skills training, practicum, and other assigned courses within the prescribed curriculum.

—This position will include heavy involvement in the cognitive-behaviorally oriented graduate Clinical Psychology/Counseling Master’s program with potential roles as Practicum Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator. Additionally, this position will be vital in overseeing and maintaining the department’s accreditation for the Clinical Psychology/Counseling degree. Payment for license/renewal of license and Continuing Education credits are covered by university funding.

—Applicants must be licensed or be able to be licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of New Mexico within one year of hiring date.

—This position will be based at NMHU’s main campus in Las Vegas, NM.

—This position will include research mentoring of Psychology graduate students.

—This position will include academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students.

—This position will require development of a psychology research laboratory and an active research program.

—This position will include service to the university and department.

The College of Arts and Sciences, housed within a Hispanic Serving Institution, is dedicated to creating a climate of engagement, diversity and inclusion, and providing pathways for students from under-represented groups to pursue Psychology careers. All applicants should have a demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds and to advise and teach an undergraduate and graduate student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, culture, and career path.

Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty contractual duties include, but are not limited to:
• Teaching (teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year);
• May be assigned to teach evening and/or Saturday classes, courses via Zoom, and/or develop and teach online synchronous or asynchronous courses;
• Hold office hours as required;
• Developing a research laboratory and an active research program in psychology;
• Advise students on academic and vocational curricula;
• Directing student research (including theses, independent study, etc.)
• Participating in the review of non-thesis track written portfolios and the administration of clinical oral exams
• Participating as a departmental and program representative on standing and ad-hoc committees
• Attending psychology department faculty meetings;
• Serving as a liaison to clinical practicum opportunities and supervisors within the community;
• May supervise graduate assistants or work study students;
• Maintain regular attendance;
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• EDUCATION : Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, or related field
· Evidence of teaching excellence/potential;
· Evidence of research excellence/potential;

Applicants must be licensed or be able to be licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of New Mexico within one year of hiring date.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Experience as a clinical supervisor; Evidence of research publications and grant funding; Experience with Distance and Technology Education delivery systems

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Clinical skills and experience
• Skill and expertise in the classroom;
• Ability to use technology and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy;
• Ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse student body;

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include: 1) Cover Letter/Letter of Application describing teaching and research experience and interests; 2) Curriculum Vita; 3) Unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts; 4) Evidence of teaching excellence/potential and evidence of research excellence/potential; 5) Sample of syllabi (one minimum, three maximum); 6) Contact information for three Letters of Reference.

After initial review of applications, if invited for a Zoom/phone interview, your letter writers will be contacted to submit their letters. Please note that we will not be able to interview you until all three letters have been submitted and if three letters are not submitted in a timely manner, your application may be removed from consideration.

References will be contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview and official transcripts will be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview.

While no deadline has been established, review of applications will begin on January 31, 2023. Position will remain open until filled. For more information regarding the position, please contact Dr. David Pan at or (505) 454-3375.

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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  1. * Will your PhD be awarded by the hire date (August 2023)?
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  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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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. Samples of Syllabus
  6. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  2. License/Certificate

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