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.

The Department of Biology at New Mexico State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (9 month, tenure track position, starting August 2023). Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology or related field; a strong track record of research productivity commensurate with experience; a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and a minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program and teach courses in ecology and related areas at the undergraduate level as well as graduate courses in their area of expertise. Applicants from any area of ecology will be considered. However, the Department is especially interested in candidates whose research focuses on responses of ecological systems to global change, who work at or above the population level, and those likely to be working with local/regional systems. Questions may be directed to

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and accomplishments (2 pages max), statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 pages max), a statement of accomplishments promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (2 pages max – see below), unofficial transcripts and three letters of reference submitted by the reference writer.

The diversity, equity and inclusion statement should address (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 enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and/or (iii) your vision for future contributions in these areas.

Closing Date: 09/30/2022

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