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 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 and supervise practicum/internship. Engage in service activities including curriculum development; recruitment; advisement, and retention of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Develop program relations with area schools, agencies, and community behavioral health centers including the establishment of practicum and internship placements. Maintain a program of scholarly research and activity.

In addition, this person will carry an advisee load of about 20 – 25 Clinical Mental Health Counseling students. Faculty members are required to be available to students by scheduling and honoring office hours and by special appointment when necessary. It is required that a faculty member is available (on campus) five hours per week, over at least three (3) days, during normal working hours. This person will also share faculty duties as they arise.

Members of the full-time faculty are engaged and paid on the basis of academic year contract, including days when the university is open and classes are not in session. The work year is normally defined by the academic calendar. Participation in faculty development week and commencement exercise is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should possess a terminal degree in Counselor Education or closely related field, or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018; have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in their area of expertise; and possess, or be eligible for, professional credentials in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition, candidates must have proficiency communicating with students and colleagues via electronic and digital modalities and demonstrated knowledge and experience in various teaching modalities including face-to-face, online synchronous, online asynchronous, and blended learning.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an established professional identity as a counselor educator; be a graduate of CACREP Accredited Doctoral Program; demonstrate knowledge and experience with teaching courses across the CACREP core and, have experience in the professional development of clinical skills at the Master’s level. The candidate will have three or more years of experience as a professional in their field of expertise; possess, or be eligible for, licensure as a professional counselor (LPCC) in the State of New Mexico; be involved with professional counseling organizations, and be experienced with CACREP, CAEP, and/or state accreditation processes. Demonstrated successful experience designing and teaching courses online (asynchronous) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and experience with CACREP, CAEP, and/or state accreditation.

Posting Type

Marka Trujillo
Human Resources
New Mexico Highlands University
Phone: 505-454-3242
Fax: 505-454-1916