Assistant Professor

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Sep 12, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
Field of specialization
Analytical, Biochemical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical
Job Type
Full time

Multiple Tenure-Track Positions, Chemistry

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at New Mexico State University

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University (NMSU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor (Position 197591) level beginning August 2020. This is an open search and applicants with teaching interests and research expertise in all areas of chemistry, including interdisciplinary research, are encouraged to apply (see current research areas). Our department has strong doctoral and undergraduate programs and promotes research, development and education in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. The ideal applicant is expected to conduct innovative research that complements and expands existing expertise in the department and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Collaboration across broad areas of scientific study and participation in multi-investigator grant funding are encouraged. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of research accomplishments in their area. Teaching assignments will include courses in General Chemistry and in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.

NMSU is a comprehensive land grant institution located in southern New Mexico, the “Land of Enchantment”, with strong research programs and a tradition in serving a diverse student population. NMSU is located in the scenic and culturally rich southern New Mexico border region and is classified as a Minority- and Hispanic-Serving Institution by the federal government. For more information, please visit

Required Qualifications: A doctorate in Chemistry or related scientific field, postdoctoral training and a publication record commensurate with appointment to a Ph.D. program are required. The applicant is expected to develop an independent extramurally funded research program. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a description of proposed research (limited to 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1 page), and copies of undergraduate and graduate course transcripts. Applications lacking required components may not be reviewed.

New Mexico State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; Minorities, Females, Veterans, those with disabilities, and individuals interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by 12/01/19 on–line at:

For any questions, please contact the Faculty Search Chair, Jeffrey Arterburn, via email  jarterbu@nmsu.eduor chembche@nmsu.eduor  by calling  575–646­–2738.