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Temp Part-Time Faculty 

Requisition ID: req23305

The mission of the Honors College is to provide highly motivated, talented, and creative undergraduates with challenging opportunities for intensive, interdisciplinary, experiential and cross-cultural liberal education interested in building a community of scholars. We welcome, on an ongoing basis, applications from teachers interested in offering courses that provide meaningful learning interactions between teachers and students, in which students take ownership over their learning and are responsible for deeper kinds of learning and production than simple memorization of information. Regardless of subject area needs that sometimes arise, all Honors courses have an interdisciplinary aspect. We expect all courses to connect two or more disciplines, to be relevant for undergraduates of any major and that do not require any prerequisites. Further, UNM honors courses are grounded in active, student-centered learning that involves dynamic, interactive classroom activities (such as small group work, whole class discussions and activities, collaborative projects, etc.). We do little to no lecturing in our seminar-style courses and we advance learning through papers, projects, and presentations, instead of through exams and quizzes. More information about teaching in the Honors College may be found here and under the "Details of Honors College Courses" subheading here.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications to teach courses as described above are determined by the Higher Learning Commission’s accreditation requirements for faculty and must be met by one of these ways:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in the discipline or subfield for which you are applying.
  • A master’s degree or higher in a discipline related to but other than that for which you are applying, and successful completion of at least 18 graduate credit hours in an accredited program in the discipline or subfield for which you are applying.
  • Teaching experience in a post-secondary institution.
  • Significant life experience directly relevant to the area being taught at a level sufficient for post-secondary instruction.
  • A complete application

Further Requirements Include:

  • Participation in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses taught that are relevant for UNM Program Assessment and NMHED General Education Assessment.
  • Maintaining records of student participation and achievement consistent with course objectives and college policies. 
  • Holding two office hours in Honors per course per week (office space will be provided).

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