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Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Nov 15, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at New Mexico State University (NMSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Chemical Education at the Assistant Professor (Position 198136) level beginning August 2022. Our department has strong doctoral and undergraduate programs and promotes research, development, and education in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. Please see for current research areas. The ideal applicant is expected to establish and sustain an externally funded research program, conduct innovative, discipline-based education research (DBER) in the chemical sciences, and help develop and implement new curricula. Candidates are expected to have a strong record of accomplishments in their area. 

NMSU is a comprehensive land grant institution located in New Mexicowith 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 is required, with postdoctoral training strongly preferred. The applicant should also have a publication record in the area of chemical education commensurate with appointment to a Ph.D. program. The applicant will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program and have the ability to teach introductory and advanced chemistry classes. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of proposed discipline-based education research (limited to 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1 page), and a diversity and inclusion statement*. Applicants must also provide copies of undergraduate and graduate course transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through the application portal. Applications lacking required components may not be reviewed.

*NMSU seeks to elevate research that addresses local and global challenges and to “be a recognized leader in valuing the inclusion of diverse participants and recognizing diversity as an asset among minority-serving, land-grant and space-grant institutions” (NMSU LEADS 2025, Goal 4). We are seeking faculty who will not only contribute to enhancing NMSU’s research profile, but who will also work to increase diversity among the faculty ranks, ensure equity, and foster inclusion. This work may take the form of research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. Please provide a diversity 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.

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 12/01/21 online at:

For any questions, please contact the Faculty Search Chair, William Maio, via email or or by calling  575–646­–2505.  


A comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning, New Mexico State University was founded in 1888 as an agricultural college and preparatory school. Dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels, NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College and Hispanic-serving institution. The statewide system provides learning opportunities to all the citizens of the state through cooperative extension offices in the 33 New Mexico counties, 13 research and science centers statewide, campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana County, Grants and Las Cruces, an Albuquerque Center and distance education programs. Our statewide presence allows us to provide opportunities for teaching and learning, research and service to all of New Mexico and students across the country and around the world. Enrollment Total fall 2007 was 16,726, including 3,321 graduate students. Minority enrollment for the NMSU system was approximately 48% percent (41% percent Hispanic, 3.1 percent American Indian, 2.7 percent African-American and 1.2 percent Asian-American). Faculty and staff There are more than 1,100 faculty members, and almost 3,500 staff located on the Las Cruces campus. Degrees and certifications Certificates, licensure programs and associate degree programs are available from the colleges in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana County and Grants, and the College of Arts and Sciences in Las Cruces. Bachelor and graduate degree programs are available through the following colleges based in Las Cruces: Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Extended Learning, Health and Social Services, Honors, and the Graduate School. The Extended Learning College also provides a wide array of distance education programs. Research NMSU is a very active research university, with research and public service expenditures exceeding $140 million in 2005-2006. Anchoring the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, NMSU is the only university to reach the platinum, or highest, level of service to NASA’s Space
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