Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Science
Assistant /Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

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.

SUMMARY: Responsible for providing valuable contributions in the Department Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) through excellence in teaching, research, mentoring and advising. Primary duties include managing the HSS Department, teaching lower and upper division courses in the program and overseeing all faculty. Other duties include academic advising of HSS students, working with advisory committees, monitoring student assessment, keeping updated inventories, developing curricula for effective teaching, participating in college committees and serving the community through outreach activities and other duties assigned by supervisor. This position may require teaching courses in evenings and/or on weekends and requires experience in the use of appropriate technology for performance of the listed responsibilities.
• Assume faculty and chair duties during the approved academic year and during College functions as required.
• Attend regular meetings scheduled by the Dean, Provost, and President and communicate with faculty and staff the outcomes of those meetings.
• Keep documentation of regular meetings with faculty in HSS.
• Develop the course schedule for HSS and process letters of appointments for all Instructors Credentials and textbook orders.
• Conduct assigned classes in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College and in accordance with the approved course outlines/syllabi.
• Develop curricula for effective learning and teaching and present changes to the curriculum committee and follow-up to final approval.
• Keep an updated inventory of equipment under his/her jurisdiction and report any damaged, missing or obsolete items, which need attention or replacements.
• Maintain up-to-date and approved course outlines/syllabi in every course assigned and keep files on course materials/curriculum as per department requirements.
• Work with a functional advisory committee in respective curricular area.
• Prepared the annual academic report for HSS.
• Conduct academic advising for HSS and students interested in the departments.
• Attend and support activities of the College such as scheduled events, special faculty and department meetings, assigned committee meetings, and other academic functions such as workshops, seminars, orientations, planning sessions, commencement, and convocation, which require faculty participation.
• Become familiar with College policies and procedures and abide by them including the collective bargaining agreement.
• Design and implement student learning outcomes assessment for each HSS course and each HSS program.
• Develop bibliography of books and media to be purchased by College library.
• Work with Director of Assessment regarding accreditation issues and lead the student learning outcomes assessment processes for programs and courses in HSS.
• Lead the hiring process of HSS full-time and adjunct faculty.
• Supervise HSS full-time and adjunct faculty.
• Perform any required annual and midterm evaluations of faculty and staff in the department.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of online course delivery;
• Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects;
• Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders;
• Good computer software skills and experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and graphing calculators;
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines;
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills;
• Ability to work as a team member, collegial disposition;
• Ability to create a positive impression of the department and college while responding to the customers either by telephone or in person;
• Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willingness to explore new course delivery methods;
• Ability to coordinate, organize and anticipate details for special programs and events;
• Ability to juggle multiple/conflicting priorities and set priorities;
• The ability to independently manage the details of multiple programs and projects, to track activities;
• Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision;
• Ability to adapt to a changing environment;
• Ability to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new methods and procedures;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to articulate and support the college philosophy with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in a college setting;
• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups;
• Experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and/or online instruction technologies;
• Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent Doctorate in HSS discipline.
• Minimum five years’ work experience teaching at the college/university level.
• Minimum two years’ experience in curriculum development.
• Knowledge and experience in Interdisciplinary Studies.

• Supervisory experience (preferably as an Academic Chair at an institution of higher education).
• Experience working with diverse populations.

SALARY: Based on credentials and experience.

While the position will remain open until filled, interested applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application by Friday, May 10, 2019.

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 of required or preferred degree; 4) a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and detailing experience with and expectations regarding the use of technology in teaching; 5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.
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.
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