Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University

United States

October 15, 2021

Description

Department Contact Department Contact Name Christina Medina

Department Contact Title Associate Professor and Chair of Faculty Search Committee Department Contact Phone 575-646-4936 Department Contact Email camedina@nmsu.edu

Posting Details Requisition Number 2100128F

Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants General Information of Campus and Unit

New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico's land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city's landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Position Number 197639 Position Job Title Assistant Professor Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Summary

The Department of Government invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2022 to teach courses in public administration, public policy and/or political science; conduct scholarly research, professional service and outreach to public agencies and groups.

Areas are open, although candidates capable of teaching graduate courses in nonprofit management and immigration policy issues are preferred as the department is currently moving toward the establishment of a nonprofit concentration and a new Ph.D program in Transborder and Human Global Dynamics.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Administration, D.P.A, or Ph.D. in closely related field such as public affairs or public policy is required. Applicants from other disciplines will not be considered.

Preferred Qualifications (optional) Special Requirements of the Position

The successful candidate must possess strong teaching and research skills, ability to work effectively with students, faculty and community leaders, a demonstrated commitment to public service, and an ability to contribute to the department's on-line offerings. Preference will be given to those committed to public administration, and/or experience working in state/local government or the non-profit sector. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information about the department, visit our homepage at https: // deptofgov.nmsu.edu/

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should indicate in their application material the mix of graduate and undergraduate courses in the departments programs they are capable of teaching. Specifically, candidates should address their willingness and ability to teach core MPA courses (Research Methods, Public Budgeting, Organization Theory, Public Policy Analysis, Public Sector Human Resources, and Ethics) and additional electives such as Public Leadership.

Applicants should submit the following to NMSU via its jobs posting website 1) letter describing teaching experience and interests in this position

2) current vitae 3) writing sample 4) evidence of teaching ability 5) unofficial transcripts 6) three (3) letters of recommendation

Campus/Work Site Appointment Status Regular, Full-time Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0 Appointment Base Academic Posting Date 09/13/2021 Closing Date 10/15/2021 Target Salary Rate Competitive Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 08/15/2022 Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
  • Publications
  • Faculty Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness/Evaluations
  • Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample
  • Other Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Where did you become aware of this position opening?
  • NMSU Website
  • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
  • Albuquerque Journal
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • New Mexico Department of Labor
  • Other (If other please answer next question)
  • If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?
  • (Open Ended Question)

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