Position Summary:
New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) is seeking a candidate for an Assistant/Associate Professor for the Educational Leadership Department which is committed to making a difference in the lives of graduate students studying to be educational leaders and administrators. NMHU is an open admissions university with over 70% Hispanic, Native American, or African American students and nearly 40% studying at the Master’s Degree level. Federally recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the university is committed to student success and improved retention and graduation rates. NMHU serves approximately 2,200 Undergraduate and Graduate Students at the main campus in Las Vegas, NM and another 1,300 students at the centers in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Farmington, NM.

The Educational Leadership Department (EDLD) offers LIVE/face-to-face graduate courses from the four NMHU Centers via ITV and Zoom technology. EDLD also offers several courses online in a hybrid asynchronous/synchronous mode of delivery. The Mission of the EDLD Department is to develop reflective educational leaders who perceive the social, political, and cultural context within which education is embedded, and who foster more socially just, democratic forms of education while navigating in the current educational environment. Courses in EDLD use the pedagogical principles that reflect the value, relevance, and inter-connectedness of theory and practice, and project-based assignments that are connected to current practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to teaching a normal teaching load of graduate courses (24 credit hours per academic year), the selected candidate will be expected to serve as advisor to graduate students, to include advisement toward completion of the master of arts or licensure/certificate programs; program completion through the comprehensive exam, field project, and/or master’s thesis, and administrative internship supervision. In addition, selected candidate will be expected to participate in department and university committees; develop and maintain collaborative and professional partnerships with local schools and districts; hold office hours as required; conduct scholarly activities such as research in a particular field of knowledge, and submit for publication and/or presentation at professional conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Doctorate in Educational Leadership or a closely related field. (ABD will be considered).


  • Current NM Administrator License
  • Successful college or university teaching experience in educational leadership or related program;
  • 3 years successful administrative experience in a K-12 public school/district setting;
  • The candidate must be capable of teaching and communicating with colleagues and students via electronic and digital modalities and demonstrate knowledge and experience in various teaching modalities including face-to-face, online synchronous or asynchronous, and/or blended learning; and
  • Experience working in diverse educational settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years successful administrative experience in a K-12 public school/district setting.
  • Evidence of research and scholarly activity related to Educational Leadership.
  • Development of innovative programs related to Educational Leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience forming partnerships with school districts.
  • Membership/involvement in one or more professional organizations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated successful experience designing and teaching courses online asynchronous courses preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning theories, principles and strategies;
  • Ability to use technologies and/or strategies to enhance teaching and learning;
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally-diverse student body;
  • Ability to develop effective methodology for integration of teaching and research, and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Posting Type: Competitive