Assistant Professor/ Biology

New Mexico Tech
Socorro, NM
Negotiable + Retirement, Health, Dental, & Vision
August 22 2019
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The Biology Department at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous extramurally funded research program, contribute to the Department’s teaching mission, and serve the University and profession. Teaching load is typically two courses per semester.  Candidates should be prepared to contribute to coursework in the Biology core curriculum, upper-division/grad courses, and seminars. Possible areas of teaching and research expertise include organismal biology, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology or virology.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest in multidisciplinary collaborative research and teaching, and whose research complements the molecular, microbiological and ecological strengths of the Department.  The successful candidate will start at NMT by August 2020.


The Biology Department at NMT offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology, and participates in the transdisciplinary programs B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, B.S. in Environmental Science, and Ph.D. in Biotechnology.  There are currently approximately 80 students with Biology or BMS/Biology as their declared major, 7 Biology M.S. students, and 4 Biotechnology Ph.D. students.


NMT is ranked as one of the best small colleges in the United States with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Students are drawn to NMT because of the supportive environment and community. 


NMT 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. NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Excellent benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, tuition fee waiver, a generous retirement plan, competitive salary and start-up funds. 


New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico. Socorro provides affordable housing, mountain views, and local attractions including a twice-weekly farmers market.  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. Socorro is 75 miles south of Albuquerque, with its many attractions, and 139 miles south of Santa Fe.


For full consideration, applications are requested by November 1, 2019.

Applications for this position should include the following: curriculum vitae no more than five pages in length including a list of relevant publications; concise description of your proposed research program; and summary of relevant teaching experience. Please send your complete application electronically as one pdf to Ms. Rosa Jaramillo ( cc Linda DeVeaux ( Inquiries should be directed to Linda DeVeaux, Biology Dept. Chair,


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