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Instructor of Computer Science

New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 29, 2021

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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
Instructor of Computer Science


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Position Summary

The incumbent in this position will have responsibilities in the areas of teaching. Courses to be taught will be primarily in the areas of object-oriented programming data structures, and algorithm development.

Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty contractual duties include, but are not limited to: • Teach a full load equivalent to four-five courses (up to 15 credit hours) per semester or eight-ten courses (up to 30 credit hours) per academic year; • May be assigned to teach evening and/or Saturday classes, courses via ITV, and/or develop and teach online/asynchronous courses; • Develop and maintain collaborative and professional partnerships/relationships with local schools and provide service at the university, state, local and national levels; • Hold office hours as required; • Advise undergraduate students; • Maintain regular attendance; • Assist with curriculum revisions and other academic activities; • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Education: PhD and/or ABD in Computer Science or a closely related field or equivalent credentials. • Experience: University experience in teaching computer science courses as an instructor or assistant.

New Mexico Highlands University has implemented a mandatory COVID -19 vaccine requirement for NMHU students and employees. For detailed information, visit Coronavirus ( COVID -19) information – New Mexico Highlands University (

Preferred Qualifications

• Expertise in several of the following areas: object-oriented programming, data structures, and algorithm development. • University experience in teaching undergraduate courses. • Previous success in working with diverse student populations. • Interest and/or experience implementing curricula and/or pedagogy in discipline. • Experience interacting with multicultural communities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Skill and expertise in delivering computer science content and coursework to diverse students. • Ability in the use of classroom technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy. • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, administrators and or culturally diverse student body. • Ability to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate student projects. • Demonstrated skill and ability in writing software programs.

Work Location
Las Vegas, NM Campus

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include 1) A letter of Application, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Official copies of advanced degree transcripts. 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 or zoom interview and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. 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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