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/Associate Professor Tenure Track - Counseling
NMHU seeks to recruit counselor education faculty who
enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the
academic success of all of our students, including students of
color, students with disabilities, students who are the first
generation to college, veterans, students with diverse
socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual
orientations and gender expressions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach counseling courses and supervise practicum/internship. The
normal teaching load is 24 credit hours per academic year except
for first-year tenure-track HU faculty who will teach 18 credit
hours during their first year of service. Engage in service
activities including curriculum development; recruitment;
advisement, and retention of culturally and linguistically diverse
students. Develop program relations with area schools, agencies,
and community behavioral health centers, including establishing
practicum and internship placements. Maintain a program of
scholarly research and activity.
In addition, this person will carry an advisee load of about 20 –
25 graduate counseling students. Faculty members are required to be
available to students by scheduling and honoring office hours and
by special appointment when necessary. Faculty hold office hours
during normal working hours that correspond to the locations and
modalities of their courses. To facilitate academic advising, at
least 2.5 office hours are held at the faculty member’s Location of
Record in the faculty member’s office. This person will also share
faculty duties as they arise.
Full-time faculty members are engaged and paid on the basis of an
academic year contract, including days when the university is open,
and classes are not in session. The work year is normally defined
by the academic calendar. Participation in faculty development week
and commencement exercises is required.
Candidates should possess a terminal degree in Counselor Education
or another closely related behavioral health field as determined by
the search committee, or official notification of completion of the
doctoral degree by August 7th; have a minimum of 2 years of
professional experience as a school counselor; and possess, or be
eligible for, professional credentials in Counseling. In addition,
candidates must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in
various teaching modalities including on-ground, online
synchronous, online asynchronous, and/or blended learning.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
The ideal candidate will have an established professional identity
as a counselor educator; be a graduate of a CACREP Accredited
Doctoral Program; demonstrate knowledge and experience with
teaching courses across the CACREP core and have experience in the
professional development of clinical skills at the Master’s
The candidate will have three or more years of experience as a
professional in their field of expertise; possess, or be eligible
for licensure as both a school counselor and a professional
counselor ( LPCC ) in the State of New Mexico; be involved with
professional counseling organizations, and be experienced with
CACREP, CAEP, and/or state accreditation processes. The ideal
candidate will have demonstrated successful experience designing
and teaching fully asynchronous online courses.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Professional counselor education
School Counselor training and expertise
Supervision of clinical trainees
Research and writing
Communication and networking
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, 2)
a Curriculum vitae and, 3) Unofficial copies of advanced degree
transcripts. The online application must include names, phone
numbers, and e‐mail addresses of three (3) professional references.
Selected applicants will participate in an initial ZOOM interview.
References will be contacted for semi-finalists in conjunction with
a second ZOOM interview. Official transcripts should be requested
upon acceptance of this interview. Candidates must be authorized to
work in the United States. For more detailed information regarding
the position you may contact: Dr. Geri Glover at GJGlover@nmhu.edu.
For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD
505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and