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Visiting Lecturer - Human Services

Posting Numberreq9012
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeVisiting
Hiring DepartmentGallup Branch
Academic LocationGallup Branch
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

PLEASE NOTE: This position is for the UNM-Gallup Branch, located in Gallup, NM, approximately 138 miles west of Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico Gallup (UNM-Gallup) Branch invites applicants for the position of Visiting Lecturer in Human Services within the Education, Health & Human Services Division. The full time Visiting Lecturer position is responsible for the Human Services program housed in the Division of Education, Health and Human Services, beginning August 12, 2019.  The program offers the Associate Degree (AA) and a certificate in Human Services. The position is a nine-month renewable position that is not on a tenure-track. UNM Gallup is one of four branch community colleges of the University and serves approximately 3,000 students. Located near the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Reservations, this campus has the largest Native American student body of any public university campus in the world and is designated as a Department of Education Minority-Serving Institution. UNM Gallup is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering Associate degrees and Career Technical certificate programs, adult basic education (ABE and GED), workforce training, and personal enrichment courses. There are approximately 56 part-time and 63 full-time faculty members. Gallup is located 138 miles west of Albuquerque and the UNM Albuquerque campus. Gallup has a population of approximately 22,000 and the area provides an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities within some of the most beautiful red rock country in the Southwest. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong written and oral communication skills and teach introduction to human services, principles of interviewing, group dynamics, assessment and intervention, and provide supervision of students in field placement and other related courses. The teaching load at the UNM Gallup is five (5) courses (15 credits) each semester. Additional faculty responsibilities include, but are not limited to, student advising, course scheduling, maintaining regular office hours, and assessment of student learning.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); OR Master's Degree in Mental Health, Counseling, or related fields with a least 18 graduate hours in the human service field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PH.D. in related field.
  • Experience in curriculum development and revision.
  • Experience in effective student learning outcomes.
  • Clinical Experience in Substance Abuse.
  • Experience in the use of information technology for instructional purpose in hybrid or online classes.
  • Previous clinical experience in area of expertise such as child welfare, mental health, public health, diabetes prevention or domestic violence.
  • One or more years previous college teaching experience.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Application InstructionsTo apply, please attach the following required materials to your online application in UNMJobs at 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Transcript(s) sufficient to assess minimum qualifications 3. Cover Letter 4. Three (3) professional references who can speak directly to your relevant knowledge, skills and experience. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Finalist selected for campus interview will be required to give a 20 minute teaching demonstration on a topic of their choice.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 6/15/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.