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Instructor/ Chemistry

New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Socorro, New Mexico
Closing date
Jul 9, 2022

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Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at New Mexico Tech invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Chemistry position, with appointment to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate will serve as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, teaching primarily introductory courses (General Chemistry and Intro to Chemistry) and also helping attract students to our program. Strong candidates will have a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Ability and interest in teaching Organic Chemistry would be considered a plus. A master’s degree in Chemistry is required at the time of application; a PhD is preferred. We welcome applications from women and underrepresented minority candidates.

New Mexico Tech is a STEM-focused, public, and minority-serving university. The Chemistry department offers an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The introductory courses serve the entire campus, as nearly all students must complete a year of General Chemistry. Even so, our class sizes are relatively small, with enrollments typically capped at about 65 students. Most faculty members teach lecture classes and are not responsible for supervising the associated laboratory courses. Our Chemistry major is distinguished by its rigorous curriculum, including advanced electives and mandatory research participation. We also have well-established master’s and PhD programs in Chemistry, with research strengths in biomedical and environmental chemistry. We are a small and friendly department, and we look forward to welcoming another faculty member.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting May 15, 2022, as we seek to fill the position as soon as possible. Candidates must complete an online application and electronically attach a single PDF document, incorporating all of the following: cover letter including the names and addresses of three professional references; curriculum vitae (CV); summary of teaching experience; and statement of teaching approach. Materials should be sent to c/o Rosa Jaramillo and copied to Sally Pias, Put “Chemistry Instructor” in the e-mail subject line, and please let us know where you saw the advertisement. Inquiries should be directed to

New Mexico Tech is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. New Mexico Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Excellent benefits (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, and a generous retirement plan.

New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque with its many attractions, and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Socorro along a major north-south flyway, offers some of the best birding in the USA.

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