Contingent Faculty

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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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Job Title
Contingent Faculty

Contingent Faculty

Classification Title
Retained Term

Position Summary

Teach and develop courses nursing programs to include courses delivered by asynchronous distance education; advise students, and engage in development of outcomes assessment. Serve on university committees and participate in accreditation activities and faculty meetings (may be in person once or twice per year). Position will be open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare and provide instruction that is learner-centered and promotes participation in the learning process, emphasizing critical thinking concepts.
  • Provide mentoring and support of adjunct faculty.
  • Initiate and maintain active participation in professional development opportunities that encompass the discipline of nursing, and teaching effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with administration and faculty in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum and learning outcomes of the program.
  • Work with advisory committee to identify and meet the needs of the community pertaining to nursing subject matter and courses.
  • Participate in accreditation processes.
  • Participate in any necessary face to face orientations for students.
  • Maintain active participation in teaching, scholarly activity, professional practice, and service to the university and community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Nursing. Current unencumbered RN licensure.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in nursing or related field.
  • Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse ( APRN ) Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience with asynchronous education technology.
  • Experience in nursing program curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
  • Experience in supervision of nursing doctoral projects.
  • Licensure in the State of New Mexico
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Evidence of a willingness to develop new knowledge and clinical skills as required by curriculum, which is highly responsive to a rapidly changing and demanding job market.
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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. License/Certificate
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