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Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health, Health Promotion, or Health Education

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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

Position Information

Job Title
Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health, Health Promotion, or Health Education

Assistant/Associate Professor

Classification Title
Tenure Track

Position Summary

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 Mexico University.

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 education.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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 States.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

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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 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. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

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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
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation

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