College Asst Professor - Biology

New Mexico State University

United States

December 15, 2021


Department Contact Department Contact Name Charles Shuster

Department Contact Title Department Head Department Contact Phone 646-7366 Department Contact Email

Posting Details Requisition Number 2100164F

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 199023 Position Job Title College Asst Professor - Biology Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Summary

Teach undergraduate courses in lower division biology and microbiology courses in area of their expertise.

Advise undergraduate students with respect to their degree plans and academic progress and career pathways.

Perform related duties as required (e.g., serve on relevant departmental committees).

Assist in the development of new undergraduate educational and research programs.

Knowledge of: 1)Teaching in areas of expertise (microbiology or cell and organismal biology) and topics related to the expansion of equity, inclusion and diversity as related to undergraduate STEM education.

Effective teaching to undergraduate – students, advising, and experience in service.

Direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Biology or related life science
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Preferred Qualifications (optional)

  • Development of innovative teaching methods and materials used in prior courses is desired but not required
  • Postdoctoral research experience desired
  • Special Requirements of the Position Special Instructions to Applicants

    The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. The following required documents must be attached to this application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Other Document: Please provide a diversity, equity and inclusion statement addressing (i) your understanding of the broader issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of STEM and groups that have been traditionally under-represented in STEM, (ii) your past contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and/or (iii) your vision for future contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM.
  • Faculty Teaching Statement: Provide a concise statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • Campus/Work Site Appointment Status Regular, Full-time Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0 Appointment Base Academic Posting Date 11/05/2021 Closing Date 12/15/2021 Target Salary Rate Competitive Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Other Document
  • Faculty Teaching Statement
  • Optional Documents

    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)