Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes Updates

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Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes Updates

The following classes have either cancelled, closed or have had a change in day or time.
If a class on your Spring 2017 schedule has been affected by one or more of these actions:

  • Please see your department academic adviser and the Financial Aid office (if you are receiving financial aid) as soon as possible. Beginning freshman must go to the Advisement Center (AD 248).
  • For a closed class, please see the instructor of record to request an override to be able to register for the class. The dean or the chairperson are the only individuals authorized to do course overrides.
  • To register for an alternate course, please go to myNNMC
Course Changes In Red
Date of Change Subject Course Number Section CRN Course Title Instructor Days Time Start Time End Bldg/Room
12/2/16 MATH 375 201 23716 Intro to Numi computing (WIC) D. Torres  M W 800 915 HT 101
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Date of Change Subject Course Number Section CRN Course Title Instructor Days Time Start Time End Bldg/Room
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Mr. Joaquin Gallegos to serve as BCES Chair

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Mr. Joaquin Gallegos to serve as BCES Chair

img_5689joaquingallegos-cropNorthern is proud to announce that Mr. Joaquin Gallegos, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, has accepted the position of Chair of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science, effective December 1, 2016.

Gallegos received his masters degree from New Mexico State University in Range Science. He has worked in the private cattle industry across the state, for New Mexico State University in Extension Education, and currently the owner of an environmental consulting company working with federal land management agencies.

Mr. Gallegos' research interests include Ponderosa pine forest restoration from mixed conifer encroachment and its impacts on watershed health. Similarly, he is interested in riparian areas and bosques and how to effectively control woody invasive species and their propagation.

Please join us in extending our congratulations and thanks to Mr. Gallegos as he continues to work hard for our students and the community we serve.

Ulises Ricoy, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences
Chair Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science
Associate Professor of Biology
Northern New Mexico College

Job Posting

Full-time Nursing Faculty/Program Director-Associate Degree Nursing Program (Tenure-track)

The primary responsibility of the Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to direct formal classroom and laboratory instruction, oversee clinical learning experiences, and be responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation, administration, and organization of the associate degree nursing program.


  1. At least 80% of the director’s assignment will be administrative.  Additional administrative time will be given when preparing for accreditation, curriculum revision, and other such activities.
  2. Oversee the development and implementation of the program’s vision, mission, purpose, graduate student learning outcomes, and curriculum.
  3. Oversee the development and implementation of a Systematic Plan for Program Evaluation based on ACEN standards and criteria.
  4. Coordinate ACEN accreditation activities including preparation of self-study documents and site visit requirements.
  5. Serve as a role model to both faculty and students in professional and personal interactions.
  6. Prepare the classroom and clinical schedule each semester and assign appropriate faculty.
  7. Assume leadership in the selection of textbooks and the coordination of book adoptions for individual classes.
  8. Prepare the program budget on an annual basis with input from the faculty.  Present the budget to the Dean of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences with justifications for increases in budget.
  9. Maintain records and controls to assure that the nursing program operates within established budget limits.
  10. Coordinate all purchase orders within the nursing program.
  11. Prepare the annual report to the New Mexico Board of Nursing within established guidelines.
  12. Ascertain the maintenance of nursing student records.
  13. Certify the attendance of faculty and staff within the ADN program, approving faculty/staff requests to be absent and arrange for substitutes in case of faculty absence from the classroom.
  14. The director will supervise and evaluate all full and part-time faculty teaching in the ADN program to include simulation laboratory faculty and staff.
  15. Conduct annual faculty and staff evaluations within the ADN program.
  16. Take an active role in the recruitment, retention, and placement of students within the nursing program in coordination with student services.
  17. Conduct comprehensive student advisement.
  18. Counsel students concerning academic achievement, absences, and tardiness which threatens satisfactory student progress.
  19. Maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment within the nursing program.
  20. Prepare materials for the college catalog and other publications ensuring an accurate representation of the nursing program.
  21. Serve as a liaison between the nursing program and institution personnel and the public.
  22. Participate in the screening and interviewing process for program faculty and staff making recommendations for employment within procedural guidelines.
  23. Inform the Dean of program needs, concerns, changes, or irregularities which warrant attention.
  24. Instruct assigned classes in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the ADN program.
  25. Participate in nursing scholarship and professional development activities as defined by the program’s definition of scholarship.
  26. Participate in college, public, and community service.
  27. Attend and support activities of the College such as scheduled and special faculty and departmental meetings, assigned committee meetings, and academic functions such as work ships, seminars, orientations, planning sessions, and convocations which require faculty participation.
  28. Conduct bi-annual Nursing Community Advisory Board meetings and solicit input from program stakeholders regarding suggestions for program improvement.
  29. Participate in commencement day activities, including the Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
  30. Be familiar with college policies and procedures and abide by them.
  31. Assume any special duties assigned by the Dean, Provost, or President.


Master’s Degree in Nursing required.

A minimum of three years full-time teaching experience in a nursing program.

Experience in nursing practice, curriculum and nursing administration.

Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state.

Current healthcare provider CPR.


A minimum of thirty-five hours per week. Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state.


  • Demonstrated leadership experience in the nursing profession.
  • Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, college administration, and hospital personnel and administrators.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals (students, staff, faculty, public) and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Ability to effectively provide a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Ability to address multiple learning styles in classroom teaching. Experience with a variety of teaching resources.
  • Ability to maintain clinical competence in area of teaching.
  • Good computer software skills – Microsoft Office, email and electronic calendar.
  • Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willing to explore new course delivery methods.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Disciplined and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to role model professional nursing behaviors.


  • Work is normally performed in a classroom, clinical setting, and in an office setting.
  • A minimum of thirty-five hours per week as necessary to complete job duties.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.

Instructions to apply:

For consideration, please submit a letter of application, current vitae, official academic transcripts, and the names and addresses of at least three references.

Email this packet to: ndelatorre@nnmc.edu Or Mail: Northern New Mexico College, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.




Job Posting

Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director has direct responsibility for planning, coordinating, and directing personnel functions including personnel policies and procedures, personnel records and contracts, classification and compensation studies, recruitment and selection process, job description, employee evaluations, technical assistance on personnel issues and serves as the institution’s EEO Officer.  The incumbent works under the general direction of and is responsible to the Executive Vice President.


  • Ensure that all personnel policies, procedures and objectives are followed.
  • Maintain and protect the official personnel records on all full-time and part-time faculty and staff.
  • Responsible for overseeing the College’s employee recruitment and selection process to insure compliance with established policies and with state and federal laws.
  • Ensure that all files and records regarding the recruitment and selection process are maintained.
  • Responsible for reviewing and screening all job applications to insure that applicants meet the minimum requirements and required document submissions.
  • Assist departments and/or screening committees on proper interviewing and screening procedures.
  • Assist all employees on personnel matters.
  • Review and assist departments in the preparation of job descriptions and maintain such files.
  • Review, maintain and recommend revisions to the Faculty and Staff Handbooks.
  • Responsible for all complaints filed with either state or federal agencies.
  • Responsible for monitoring all hiring, promotions, demotions and terminations to determine compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Review all personnel matters prior to being submitted to the President for action or signature.
  • Responsible for the Human Resources budget.
  • Advise management on personnel matters.
  • Responsible for reviewing and submitting recommendations to the President on all classification and reorganization requests.
  • Responsible for reviewing with legal all personnel matters of concerns as it relates to human resources.
  • Oversight of the process working with the Department of Labor on unemployment compensation applications.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the following processes:
    1. Staffing,
    2. Performance Appraisal,
    3. Succession Planning,
    4. Career Planning,
    5. Compensation,
    6. Benefits Administration,
    7. Employee Training and Development,
    8. Employee Health and Safely Program Development and Administration,
  • Chairs the Human Resource Process Improvement Team
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Any combination of education from an accredited college or university and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling twelve (12) years may substitute for the required education and experience.  A portion of the required experience must include management, supervisory and/or specialized experience.  Any required licensure, certification or registration shall be defined at the time of recruitment and will be in addition to the above requirements.  Preference will be given to applicants who possess current PHR or SPHR certification which is a nationally recognized certification for Human Resource professionals.


  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human Resources – Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Communication – must have strong oral and written skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Normal office environment, with occasional outside travel.  Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

Send letter of interest, current resume to:  Northern New Mexico College, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532 or email to ndelatorre@nnmc.edu.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Northern Foundation Gala Sold-out for Second Straight Year

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Northern Foundation Gala Sold-out for Second Straight Year

ice-mountain-dancers-at-northern-foundation-galaEspañola, NM – The Northern Foundation’s 21st Annual Gala on Saturday, November 5 was one of its most successful ever, hailing Northern New Mexico College students, thanking donors and raising much needed money for the Foundation. The funds will directly impact the Northern Foundation’s future growth and will build its Community Fund for students, their families, NNMC and the greater Española Valley.

The Gala was a completely sold-out event. Northern Foundation Executive Director Terry Mulert said 540 supporters attended the gala (40 beyond the original goal of 500) including various elected officials, nonprofit directors and leaders in local and statewide business such as Jeff Szabat, Century Bank Senior Vice President and Gala sponsor.

“I am so impressed by the tremendous support for Northern New Mexico College. This support shows the College is destined for greatness,” he predicted. The Gala was held at the Ohkay Owingeh Convention Center, and for a second straight year, the project broke all fundraising records.

The keynote address was delivered by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, and guests included Mexican Consul of Albuquerque Efren Leyva, NM State Senator Richard Martinez, NM State Representative Carl Trujillo, Rio Arriba County Commissioners Alex Naranjo, Barney Trujillo and Danny J. Garcia along with Española Mayor Alice Lucero. Northern Foundation scholarship recipients attended with scholarship fund donors. Members of the Foundation Board and the NNMC Regents also joined the festivities.

Painter and community organizer Roger Montoya, who donated a painting to the Live Auction, remarked, “This year’s Northern Foundation Gala was an inspiration! The room was filled to capacity with a unified feeling of hope and vision for the future of this institution and the dreams of our young people."

Guests had a chance to hear new NNMC president Dr. Rick Bailey give opening remarks. "Seeing the community come together to support our students was simply awe-inspiring. These efforts will change the lives of our students and their families and our community as well. Thank you Terry Mulert and the Foundation for the amazing event, and to our partners for planting the seeds which will lead to a brighter future,” he reflected.

Mulert explained that the annual gathering always puts the students in the spotlight, but the Gala is an opportunity to thank donors, invite community members to start scholarship funds and raise money for the Community Fund.

“I am amazed by the outpouring of support from all of our donors and sponsors. TSAY Corporation along with Rio Arriba County and Centerra of Los Alamos stepped up as the main sponsors but there were others that made a huge impact as well.” (See www.nnmc.edu for a complete list of sponsors).

The featured artist of the night was Frederico Vigil whose frescos dominant the rotunda at the NNMC campus. “I am honored to be part of this event and to support these students who are so deserving,” he said after a film of his work, produced by David Lindblom, was shown.

Guests were treated to musical performances by the renowned Cipriano Vigil along with a powerful dance offered by the Ohkay Owingeh Ice Mountain Dance group led by Tribal 1st Lieutenant Governor Ben Lujan. The Gala Tribute Book highlighted the success of the Foundation and innovative programs at the college.

“What a great community gathering.  The Northern Foundation Gala has become the place where we all gather to support higher education and the opportunities it creates for all Northern New Mexicans,” LANL Director of Community Partnerships Kathy Keith observed.

Other sponsors of the event included Century Bank, R and M Construction, Los Alamos National Security, Zia Credit Union, the LANL Foundation, Ambercare, Yearout Industrial, Wildflower International, Duel Brewery, Compa Indistries, Slazer Technologies, Jemez Mountains Electric Coop, Christus St. Vincent, the Valley Daily Post, Green Fire Times, Hutton Broadcasting and Cook’s Home Center.

For more information and photos visit www.nnmc.edu and the Gala Flickr page.

Commencement Fall 2016: General Information

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Commencement Fall 2016: General Information

For Northern Faculty, Staff, Students, Regents, and Guests
Northern’s 2016 Fall Commencement
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 11 am


•    Time and Location  Northern’s Commencement ceremony begins at 11 am in the CFA Theater.

•    Caps and Gowns  Cap and Gowns are ordered through www.cbgrad.com. Invitations may also be ordered through this same website.

•    Photographs  LifeTouch Photography will take your picture when you cross and exit the platform. Soon after commencement, the company will post proofs of your pictures on their  website. If you have questions, please go to www.LifeTouch.com or contact the Registrar’s Office at (505) 747-2115 or registrar@nnmc.edu

•    Children  Children are welcome to attend this wonderful celebration. However, keep in mind the ceremony may last a couple of hours and children may become restless.

•    Disability Accommodations  We want to make sure that everyone who wishes to participate is able to do so. If you or a member of your family is in need of auxiliary aids or services in order to participate in Commencement, please contact Verna Trujillo in the Accessibility Resource Center at (505) 747-2152, v.trujillo@nnmc.edu or at 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM  87532.
 Some special supports such as ASL interpreters take time to arrange, so please make sure to notify the Accessibility Resource Center as soon as possible if you or a member of your family will need special support.


•    Board of Regents will arrive by 10:00 am at the Eagle Gymnasium where commencement staff will distribute your cap, gown, tassel, and hood

•    Faculty will arrive by 10:00 am with appropriate regalia. Please order through www.cbgrad.com ahead of time.

•    Processional Line Order  Faculty will line up by College and Department. Faculty marshals will lead the processional line from the staging area in the CFA to the seating area.

•    Commencement Opening  The Provost will announce the opening of the ceremony. Remain standing until the conclusion of the national anthem. (Men remove their caps during the anthem.)

•    Commencement Programs  Commencement programs will be distributed to graduates and guests as they are seated in the theater.

•    Recessional Line  When the ceremony is finished, the platform party will exit the stage first, followed by faculty and administrators. Commencement marshals will guide you.


•    Important: Leave your valuables (purses, backpacks, etc.) with your family or friends. There is no place to store them securely.

•    Commencement Rehearsal  Commencement rehearsal will begin promptly at 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 15 in the CFA Theater, lasting about one and a half hours. It is important that all graduates attend so that you know what is expected at Commencement.

•    Arrival Time and Location  Graduating students will begin checking-in at 10:00 am. Report to the CFA where signs will direct you to the student check-in area. Please do not be late; the ceremony begins at exactly 11 am.

•    Processional and Seating  Department assistants will line graduates up by College, department, and degree, from certificate to bachelor’s degree. Commencement marshals will escort graduating students into the CFA Theater. Everyone will remain standing through the National Anthem. Male graduates remove their caps at the beginning of the anthem and replace them after the anthem.

•    Caps and Gowns  Wear or bring your regalia to the commencement. Remember, the caps, gowns, and tassels are yours to keep after the Commencement Exercises. Wear your cap straight so that it covers your forehead and place your tassel on the left, front corner of your cap.

•    Name Cards  You will receive your name card when you check in. Make certain that you keep it with you.

•    Presentation of Candidates  The Provost will ask the candidates to rise according to their College. Marshals will direct students to the platform row by row. You will give your name card to the Provost when you approach the stage. The Provost will announce your name, degree, and honors as you walk across the stage.

•    When you receive your diploma cover, pause to allow the professional photographer to take your picture, exit the stage, then quickly return to your seat and sit down.
After all graduates are seated, the reader will ask you to move your tassel from the left side of your cap to the right side.

•    Recessional  Graduates will stand when the recessional music begins. The platform party will lead the recessional, followed by the faculty, and then the graduates. Commencement Marshals will direct your exit, starting with the first row of students.

•    Receiving Line  Northern does not include a receiving line in the scheduled ceremony.


•    Parking  Parking lots are located throughout the campus and will accommodate guest parking.

•    Arrival Time  Guests may begin arriving at 10:00 am. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00 am.

•    Seating  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no tickets are required. Please follow commencement marshals’ directions to guest seating areas. Once you have been seated, please remain in your seats, so that the ceremony can proceed without interruptions.

•    Recessional  Please remain standing and allow the faculty and students to exit the stage area first. Commencement marshals will direct your exit. Go directly to the reception area. Students will join their guests after they greet their instructors.

•    Photographs  Professional photographers will take pictures of students as they cross and exit the platform. Guests will have many chances to take photographs before and after the ceremony. For the safety of the graduates and to allow all guests to see the ceremony, please follow the commencement marshals direction for taking photographs. We ask that no one block aisles or stay for an extended time near the front of the stage.

•    Electronic Devices  Please silence your phones, pagers, pads, and other electronic devices.


•    We ask that no backpacks or large purses/containers be brought into the theater on Commencement day.

•    All camera bags, and other necessary bags may be subject to search at the door prior to them being allowed into the gymnasium. This screening is being done as a security measure for everyone’s protection.

•    Parking will be available thoughout the campus.

•    For more information about the Commencement Ceremony, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@nnnc.edu, (505) 747-2115. The Registrar’s Office is located in the Administration Bldg., Room 242, on the Española campus.

Northern New Mexico College Awarded $299,997 EDUCERE GRANT from NSF

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Northern New Mexico College Awarded $299,997 EDUCERE GRANT from NSF

Española, NM – Northern New Mexico College has been awarded a $299,997 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its EDUCERE project to increase enrollment and retention of Native American and Hispanic students in the Engineering Program.

From October 1, 2016 to Sept 30, 2019, Northern’s College of Engineering and Technology will implement a research project called EDUCERE: Ensuring Diversity and Undergraduate Completion: Enrichment and Retention in Engineering. The project, which is being led by Drs. Ashis Nandy, Steven Cox and Stephanie Amedeo Marquez, is designed to explore how under-represented students best learn complex Physical Science concepts.

As part of the EDUCERE project curriculum, students will be introduced to physics concepts by participating in active learning and project based activities, before the theoretical foundation is laid and after, to determine which learning model provides the best predictor of success.

According to Dr. Marquez, student success, particularly with regard to Native American and Hispanic students, is deeply linked to providing a sense of belonging.

“We’re measuring students’ sense of belonging to predict and explain retention, persistence and graduation rates in our STEM programs,” said Dr. Marquez.

Currently 30 first-time college students are enrolled in Physics for Engineers I class where the EDUCERE curriculum will be implemented and their progress will be tracked for the duration of the grant. Students will also participate in active research and mentoring experiences, as well as summer internships to encourage practical preparation and commitment to pursuing STEM career pathways and graduate studies in STEM fields.

"We are just getting started and are very excited that the NSF-sponsored EDUCERE project will open up many possibilities for Northern engineering students and the general community,” said Dr. Ashis Nandy. “We hope to improve retention and graduation rates significantly by providing our students several high-quality and engaging educational, research and career opportunities which would ultimately prepare them well for the STEM workforce."

Anyone interested in the project can contact Dr. Ashis Nandy at 505.747.2249 or ashis@nnmc.edu for more information.

Northern's RN to BSN Program CCNE Accreditation Extended 10 years!

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Northern's RN to BSN Program CCNE Accreditation Extended 10 years!

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on September 20-22, 2016 to grant accreditation to the baccalaureate degree program in nursing (RN to BSN Program) at Northern New Mexico College for 10 years, extending to December 31, 2026.

“I am very proud of the students, faculty, and college staff who participated in the accreditation process,” said Ellen Trabka, Dean of the College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Northern. “Accreditation indicates that the program has met national standards for nursing education and that it delivers a quality nursing education.”

The CCNE Board determined that the program met all four accreditation standards with no compliance concerns.

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing at Northern New Mexico College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.


Job Posting

Assistant Professor in Biology (Tenure-track)

Faculty will be responsible for teaching courses in the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science Department.  Examples of primary course responsibilities are lower and upper division courses in Physiology, Neuroscience, Ecology, Evolution, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, and Biochemistry.   The faculty member will also be expected to develop partnerships with regional major employers such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Graduate career options with UNM, NMSU, UTEP, UTSA, etc.

The ideal candidate will be outgoing pursuing extramural funding mechanisms exploring low cost approaches and undergraduate neuroscience / physiology publishing venues, as well as heavily involved in STEM outreach activities.  We are interested in a person that has experience and/or willing to explore invertebrate models (NSF and NIH) with undergraduates as teaching/research methods, given we are a small rural College without Animal facilities.  For example, we have been focusing on invertebrates (cockroaches) to examine locomotor behavior, stimulant effects, eco-toxicology as well neural activity. These projects have yielded numerous poster presentations at local and national meetings and even peer-reviewed publications. Slowly, we are placing Northern NM College as a national model for Low Cost Approaches in STEM / Biomedical Education / Research with underserved undergraduate populations. If you are an individual with this "calling" please consider this opportunity in our College that does not present itself very often.

Faculty will work with the director; chair, faculty, deans and the provost to further develop and implement the Baccalaureate programs in biology and environmental sciences.  Committee work is expected from all instructors.  Service to the Department, College and Community and Research Scholarship in the field is also expected.  Candidate will be required to write and edit student and learning assessment instruments, and tactical and strategic plans for the BCES programs.

All Professors are expected to deliver corresponding laboratories to selected courses and to work effectively to deliver of safe and relevant laboratory and field exercises.


  • Assist with development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures as related to programs of instruction.
  • Participate in faculty in-service training as necessary to provide effective and efficient programs of instruction and promote faculty development activities as required.
  • Coordinate the identification, implementation any necessary changes in curricular offerings commensurate with community needs and specifically student needs.  This will include assisting with school catalog development as related to curricular offerings.
  • Establish dialogue and work with in collaboration between secondary and pre-secondary pipeline institutions and programs.
  • Participate in industry or community related environmental initiatives that support professional development, program development, the College mission, and community objectives.

Assist on matters related to institutional accreditation efforts and on matters related to grant writing and administration.


PhD in life sciences; Postdoctoral and Teaching experience required


  • PhD in life sciences (Physiology, Neuroscience, Neuroethology) with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Record of research in field and demonstrated ability to develop a nationally-competitive research program with undergraduates.
  • Three years of teaching experience, preferably at a 4 or 2 year, post-secondary institution.
  • Commitment to the use of new technologies in teaching
  • A firm commitment and experience with serving the needs of multi-cultural students in an educational setting
  • Recognized understanding and experience in undergraduate research initiatives related to neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology/toxicology and research
  • Competency in presenting effective oral and written communications
  • Have experience in STEM undergraduate research and grant writing


  1. Primarily in an office setting with field-related work.
  2. Must be able to conduct business in different locations and/or buildings.

Other Considerations:

  1. Primary location: Espanola Campus
  2. Classification: Tenure-track, Full-time, 9-month. Salary competitive, D.O.E., benefits package
  3. Occasional Travel may be required
  4. Work hours may vary to include teaching in evenings and weekends

Instructions to apply:

Please submit as one PDF file (Cover letter, CV, Teaching Statement, Research Statement, unofficial Transcript, 3 letters of reference).  Official transcripts will be required if selected for hire.

 Email this packet to: ndelatorre@nnmc.edu Or Mail: Northern New Mexico College, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532.

9-month, tenure track position. Salary is competitive, D.O.E., great benefits package.

Position is open until filled.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.



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Launching "Positive Posts"

Northern announces "Positive Posts," a webpage created to collect thanks you's and other expressions of appreciation for the hard work and quality service by faculty, staff and students in Northern's community.

"Positive Posts" can be found in the Campus Life tab on our homepage.

Do you have a positive story to share? Please send it to positivepost@nnmc.edu

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