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Contingent Per Course Faculty - Counseling

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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
Contingent Per Course Faculty - Counseling

Contingent Faculty

Classification Title
Per Course

Position Summary

NMHU seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s
strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teach counseling courses, assess students, submit grades and communicate any concerns with Chair of Department

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should possess a terminal degree in Counselor Education or closely related field; have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in their area of expertise; possess professional credentials in Counseling; and demonstrate knowledge and experience in various teaching modalities including face-to-face, online synchronous, online asynchronous, and/or blended learning.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an established professional identity as a counselor educator; be a graduate of a CACREP Accredited Doctoral Program; demonstrate knowledge and experience with teaching courses across the CACREP core; and/or, have experience in the professional development of clinical skills at the Master’s Level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Graduate teaching skills, counseling skills and understanding of adult learners.

Work Location
Multi Campus/Center Locations

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include 1) A letter of application, 2) Curriculum vitae and, 3) unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts. Online applications 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 and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 ir TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  3. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. What is your Philosophy for serving students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  2. License/Certificate

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