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Assistant or Associate Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs
New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Date Posted 05/11/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
The Department of Business Administration within the School of Business, Media, and Technology at New Mexico Highlands University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of two new exciting degree completion programs geared towards the working professional: the Bachelor of Applied Science in General Business and Bachelor of Arts program in Organizational Leadership in Public Safety. The programs will launch in August 2022. The department is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the two new asynchronous online undergraduate programs, develop courses, and teach courses at the undergraduate level. The department is dedicated to creating a climate of engagement, diversity, and inclusion, and providing pathways for students from under-represented groups to pursue professional careers. All applicants should have a demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds and to advise and teach an undergraduate student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, culture, and career path.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and coordinates program activities, including student recruitment at work locations, transfer credit evaluation, student advising, student retention, and outcomes assessment.
  • Teaches 12 credit hours per academic year.
  • Works closely with the Dean and Department Chair to schedule classes for the programs.
  • Works closely with the Dean and Department Chair to hire, train, and evaluate instructors teaching in the two new online undergraduate programs.
  • Serves as a liaison with Wiley Education Services for the two new programs.
  • Coordinates with the department’s Student Success Coach to facilitate student retention.
  • Participates in department meetings, and service to the department, the university, and the community.
  • Develops and maintains a research agenda.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must possess a terminal degree in business, leadership, public administration, or related field. Work experience in first response, public safety, or technical field. ABD status candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, but must complete the terminal degree within the first year of appointment. The successful candidate should have experience in online asynchronous instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of adult learning models.
  • Experience or certified in Quality Matters.
  • Prior experience in first response, public safety, technical environments, or similar field.
  • Experience with culturally diverse population and working professionals.
  • Willingness to travel across the state.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of adult learning models.
  • Strong commitment to cultural diversity and ability to work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Possesses awareness and sensitivity around issues of equity and access to higher education among historically underrepresented communities
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact positively and diplomatically with diverse constituents and collaborate in productive ways across organizational departments
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty/instructors and administrators
  • Ability to think creatively, and work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Effective time management skills

Work Location Online - In the State of New Mexico

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Special Instructions to Applicants
A complete application must include: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum vita; 3) Unofficial copies of transcripts; 4) Teaching philosophy; and 6) Three professional references with name, address and email. References will be contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview and official transcripts and letters of reference will be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. D. Veena Parboteeah at parbotev@nmhu.edu.
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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