Assistant Professor

New Mexico
Commensurate with experience
September 23 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track 9-month appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Freshwater Ecosystem Ecology. We are interested in applicants with demonstrated commitments to (1) pursuing a vigorous, externally funded research program, with an emphasis in arid and/or semi-arid ecosystems; (2) engaging in interdisciplinary research and activities associated with the Grand Challenge in Sustainable Water (; (3) achieving excellence in teaching and mentoring at undergraduate and graduate levels; and (4) diversity, equity, inclusion, student access, and community outreach; (5) and postdoctoral experience is preferred by the start of the appointment. UNM is both a research-intensive university (Carnegie R1) and a minority-majority institution. It is located in Albuquerque, a city of diverse cultures in a biodiverse, scenic landscape. The Department of Biology is family-friendly, with 32 tenure-track faculty members ( and ~1300 undergraduate majors, a thriving graduate training program, and vibrant portfolio of extramurally funded research. Strong campus-wide connections to interdisciplinary programs are related to water, including the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research program, the Water Resources Program, Museum of Southwestern Biology, Center for Stable Isotopes, Center for Water and the Environment, and the Analytical Geochemistry Laboratory in Earth and Planetary Sciences.

A Ph.D. in the life sciences is required at the time of application.  For complete job requirements, see Assistant Professor, Freshwater Ecosystem Ecology at, Req15596.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a paragraph addressing potential connections to the UNM Grand Challenge in Sustainable Water, curriculum vitae, three representative reprints, names of three references, and three two-page statements addressing past, present and future efforts in (1) research, (2) teaching, and (3) diversity and inclusion. For best consideration, all application materials must be submitted through UNMjobs, by October 15, 2021. Questions related to this posting may be directed to Dr. Marcy Litvak,

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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