Job Description

Temp Parttime Faculty - Dental Assisting

Posting Numberreq6935
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeAdjunct
Hiring DepartmentGallup Branch
Academic LocationGallup Branch
Benefits EligibleAdjunct faculty may be eligible to receive certain UNM benefits in some cases. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position SummaryJob Posting for Temporary/Part-Time Adjunct Faculty in Dental Assisting

University of New Mexico Gallup Branch anticipates hiring Adjunct Faculty to teach in the Spring 2019 Semester in the Education, Health & Human Services Division to teach and/or develop Lower Division Courses (100 Level).

Anticipated openings potentially include the following subject:

* Dental Assisting

PLEASE NOTE: This position is for the UNM-Gallup Branch, located in Gallup, NM, approximately 130 miles west of Albuquerque, NM.

UNM-Gallup is a two-year branch campus of the University of New Mexico located approximately 130 miles west of Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico established branch colleges to provide the highest quality of education for students pursuing post-secondary education at different locations throughout the state. Branch colleges respond specifically to the unique needs and multicultural backgrounds of their respective communities by offering community education programs, career and technical education including certificate and associate degree programs, and transfer programs that prepare students for upper division entry into colleges and universities.

The Education, Health & Human Services Division at UNM Gallup Branch is seeking qualified temporary part-time faculty members to teach lower division classes in various courses or topics as specified above. UNM-Gallup instructors are responsible for all aspects of any class they are teaching including but not limited to meeting with the class during assigned times that may include evenings and/or weekends, content delivery, assignment development, grading assignments, reporting of grades, and assessment of student learning as outlined by the department chair.

Positions are contingent upon need each semester as determined by student enrollment levels, current course offering matrix, and demand driven by graduation requirements. Positions may be filled or eliminated each semester up to the deadline for students to drop or add courses. Candidates who are selected for these positions will report to the Division Chair.


Adjunct Faculty in the Education, Health & Human Services Division are currently compensated on the basis of their credentials and credit hour course loads, as follows:

Credentials Rate per Credit Hour

Bachelor’s Degree, less than 12 hours College teaching $701

Bachelor’s, plus 12 hours College teaching $736

Masters, less than 12 hours College teaching $736

Master, plus 12 hours College teaching $775

Terminal Degree, less than 12 hours College teaching $812

Terminal Degree, plus 12 hours College teaching $846

Best Consideration Dates - For best consideration please apply by these dates: November 20, 2018 for Spring Semester 2019.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum qualifications must be consistent with Higher Learning Commission standards and compliant with the faculty hiring guidelines.

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Bachelor’s degree in the discipline or subfield for which you are applying.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science degree.
  • Two years clinical chairside dental assisting experience.
  • Successful teaching experience in a post-secondary institution OR successful teaching in a community college.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Application InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials: 1. Curriculum Vitae2. Transcript(s) sufficient to assess Minimum Qualifications3. Cover Letter indicating which courses and/or disciplines you are interested in teaching; the days/times you are available to teach; and how your education and/or satisfies the Minimum Qualifications criteria4. Three professional references who can speak to your directly relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

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 ConsiderationThis posting will remain active until 11/20/2018. Anyone who applies for a position under this posting will automatically be considered for openings in subsequent semesters unless they indicate in their cover letter that they are not interested in teaching in specific semesters.

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.

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