Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Education
New Mexico Highlands University ( NMHU ) is seeking a candidate for
Assistant or Associate Professor of Physical
Education who is committed to making a difference in the lives of
students at an historic New Mexico University.
This position will be assigned to the main campus in Las Vegas, New
Mexico. The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach
lower and upper level courses, advise students, develop curriculum,
and direct practicum experiences, Courses could include physical
education topics/pedagogy, special populations, kinesiology,
physical activity, exercise science or other departmental courses
based on applicant’s educational and teaching background.
The incumbent is further expected to pursue scholarly activities
and serve at the University, local, state, regional, and national
Summer teaching is optional, based on personal interests and
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent in this position will have responsibilities in the
areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.
Faculty contractual duties include, but are not limited to:
a)Teach physical education pedagogy classes for the undergraduate
and graduate tracks, with possible teaching assignments in other,
b)Hold office hours,
c)Advise students in academic degree pursuits and career
d)Direct graduate students with graduate thesis/field projects, and
e)Provide professional service to Department, College,
f)Write and/or build curriculum in physical education
g)Advocate physical education at local/State educational/political
h)Conduct and publish research/scholarly activities.
i)The normal fulltime teaching load is 12 credit hours per
j)The candidate should be prepared to develop and teach courses
online using Desire2Learn.
k)Tenure and promotion decisions follow the Collective Bargaining
Agreement and require positive reviews based on performance in
teaching, service, and scholarship to the Department, College,
University and external community.
Education: Applicants must have a terminal degree (doctorate in
physical education or a closely-related area). ABD will be
considered. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level
courses, supervise graduate research, interest and commitment to
work with diverse populations.
Experience: Successful teaching at the university level. Experience
addressing and implementing matters related to diversity in an
educational environment or community.
a)Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in
b)Experience conducting professional development activities in
c)Scholarly work and/or grant‐writing in public health, health
promotion, and/or health education.
d)Experience providing outreach to first generation college
students and experience teaching with teaching technology,
e)Experience in writing/building curriculum in physical
f)Experience with teaching or researching the various issues
involved with teaching special populations.
g)Experience with teaching or researching the various issues of
h)Preparation (coursework)/degrees (Bachelor’s and/or Master’s) in
physical education, and topics of motor behavior.
i)Experience with teaching Pre-K through 12.
j)Teaching credential or license/certificate in physical
k)Ability to acquire external grant funding.
l)Membership and involvement in one or more professional
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 Open Date
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application must include 1) A letter of application
Teaching and research interests, 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Unofficial
of advanced degree transcripts,
4) Evidence of teaching and research excellence, 5) Samples of
Online application must include names, phone numbers, and e‐mail
of three (3) professional references (familiar with applicants
the position). References will be contacted in conjunction with an
For more detailed information regarding the position you may
Dr. Jay Lee at email@example.com. For disabled access
or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico
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