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 in Public Health, Health Promotion,
or Health Education
New Mexico Highlands University ( NMHU ) is seeking a candidate for
an Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Health, Health
Promotion, or Health Education who is committed to making a
difference in the lives of college students at an historic New
The Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences offers a Bachelor’s
of Arts in Human Performance in Sport and a Bachelor’s of Arts in
Health. The Health degree has two tracks including; 1)
Pre-Professional Allied Health and 2) Health Promotion and
Wellness. We currently have a minor in health.
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to teaching primarily in the areas of health promotion
and education, other teaching responsibilities may include courses
such as Personal/Community Health; Managing Stress; Health and Sex
Education; and Nutrition. The candidate is expected to develop and
build curriculum in public health, health promotion, and/or health
Summer teaching is optional, based on personal interests and
departmental needs. Faculty are expected to maintain office hours
and have a regular presence on campus.
The successful candidate must have a strong interest in working
with diverse students of different cultural backgrounds. The ideal
candidate will have complimentary competencies in Human Diseases,
US Mexico Border Health Issues, Public Health and Wellness,
Multicultural Health, General Health Education, and Epidemiology.
Selection of courses to be taught will depend on the clinical and
educational background of the candidate. The incumbent in this
position will have responsibilities of conducting scholarly
activities as well as serving professionally on University, local,
state, regional, and national levels.
Doctorate in Public Health, Community Health, Health Promotion,
Health Education, or related field. ABD will be considered.
Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United
a) Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in a
wide variety of public health, health promotion, and/or health
education related areas.
b) Experience preparing students for the CHES examination.
c) Experience developing internship/practicum opportunities and
conducting professional development activities in public health,
health promotion, and/or health education.
d) Scholarly work and/or grant ’writing in public health, health
promotion, and/or health education.
e) Experience providing outreach to first generation college
students or students from underrepresented minority.
f) Experience teaching with using teaching technology, preferably
Bright Space and or Zoom.
g) Experience in writing/building curriculum in public health,
health promotion, and/or health education.
h) Experience with teaching or researching the various issues
involved with the southern United States border.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of course content; ability to organize course material
and deliver course content that takes into account student needs;
can provide corrective feedback; has sufficient time to prepare for
class and grade assignments; and ability using teaching technology
preferably Bright Space
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 cover letter addressing
how the candidate’s experience match the position requirements, 2)
Curriculum vitae, 3) Unofficial copies of advanced degree
transcripts (Official transcripts with confirmation of earned
Doctorate will be required prior to start of appointment). 4)
Evidence of teaching and research (example syllabi and sample of
scholarly work). 5) Statement of teaching and research philosophy
that reflects how that philosophy is incorporated in your teaching.
Online application must include names, phone numbers, and e‐mail
addresses of three (3) professional references. References will be
contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview. For more
detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr.
Kathy Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. For disabled access or services
call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands
University is an EEO Employer.
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
- Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an
advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
- Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong
candidate for this position
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
- Evidence of Teaching and Research Excellence
- Samples of Syllabus
- Letter(s) of Recommendation