ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HEALTH PHYSICS | Northern New Mexico College

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.
Applications are invited for a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) endowed faculty position with a contract starting May 2019.
The Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences offers an Associates of Applied Science degree and Technical Certificate in Radiation Protection (RDPR) to educate students on the principles used for the protection of people from the adverse effects of radiation and implementation of radiological safety. The RDPR associates degree and certificate will help students compete for radiological control technician (RCT) positions at DOE facilities and to become a fully qualified DOE RCT. RCTs are responsible for implementing measures necessary for ensuring compliance with the requirements of 10CFR835 (Occupational Radiation Protection standard).

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop, prepare and teach undergraduate courses in Radiation Protection, Health Physics,
Radiation Biology, Radiochemistry, Radiological Monitoring, and other required courses;
• Develop and maintain laboratories and facilities;
• Custodian of special materials and maintenance of associated records;
• Participate in scholarly activities and serve on college committees;
• Collaborate with partner institutions for curriculum, industry needs, and DOE specific RCT
requirements;
• Mentoring students in internships and field experiences;
• Seek and apply to public and private fund opportunities;
• Advise students regarding curriculum and career matters;
• Assessment and evaluation of student outcomes;
• Participate in recruitment and retention initiatives;
• Maintain advisory board committee;
• Perform all other duties as assigned.

Employment Requirement: Ability to obtain Q-level DOE security clearance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups;
• Ability to develop hands-on lab material in his/her own areas of interest;
• Strong knowledge of DOE or other standards/requirements for radiological safety;
• Strong knowledge of training requirements of DOE RCTs;
• Strong presentation and communication skills;
• Mentor students in strong partnership with collaborating institutions;
• Ability to advise and interact closely with students, engage in research, and participate in
recruitment and retention efforts.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: M.S. in Health Physics. Ability to obtain Q-level DOE security clearance.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Health Physics. American Board of Health Physics certification, Experience within DOE complex.
SALARY: Based on credentials and experience.
While the position will remain open until filled, interested applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application package by December 31, 2018.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include 1) a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts conferring required or preferred degree, 4) a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy, 5) three letters of recommendations (two of which focus on the candidate’s teaching ability and/or potential and 6) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.
Required application materials should be sent to: humanresources@nnmc.edu
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

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.