The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Northern New Mexico College invites applications for a nine (9) month, non-tenure-track visiting faculty position with a contract starting August 2017 to teach Psychology courses in our unique B.A. in Integrated Studies program. This will be a one-year appointment, with a possible one semester extension. The ideal candidate will teach courses in Psychology with an emphasis in Native American and/or Chicano/Latino modalities.  Specialization in Pueblo Indian psychology or contexts of mental health treatment in the Southwest is highly sought.

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is a public two-year and four-year degree granting institution founded in 1909 by the New Mexico Constitution.  NNMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  NNMC operates from two campuses in Espanola and El Rito and serves an average of 1,000 students per semester.


  • Teach four (4) courses per semester;
  • Attend departmental and college meetings;
  • Student Advising.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Master’s degree in Psychology or a Master’s degree in American Indian Studies or Chicano/Latino Studies with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Psychology.  One (1) year of teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  a) Ph.D. b) expertise in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, particularly in the area of addiction and/or multicultural counseling c) teaching experience in Higher Education.


  • Successful teaching experience (especially with culturally diverse students);
  • Interest in, or experience within integrative or inter-disciplinary programs;
  • Knowledge of principle and indigenous methods for curriculum and training design;
  • Experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and/or online instruction technologies;
  • Ability to articulate and support the NNMC philosophy with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in an academic setting.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include 1) a letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcripts, 4) three letters of recommendation (two of which focus on the applicant’s teaching ability and potential), and 5) a statement of teaching philosophy.

SALARY: Based on credentials and experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled

Required application materials should be sent to:

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the interview.

Northern New Mexico College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.
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