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Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track - Counseling

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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

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Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track - Counseling

Assistant/Associate Professor

Classification Title
Tenure Track

Position Summary

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in counselor education or receive official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 5th; or, have a related doctoral degree and have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year before July 1, 2013. The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a professional 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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 level.

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 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 and/or Clinical Counselor training and expertise
Supervision of clinical trainees
Research and writing
Communication and networking

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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 interview on campus and at the Rio Rancho Center. 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 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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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of Three Professional References with Name, Address and E-Mail
Optional Documents
  1. License/Certificate

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