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Tenure-Track Position, Chemistry

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Closing date
Dec 16, 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 at the Assistant Professor (Position 199997) level beginning August 2022. This is an open search and applicants with teaching interests and research expertise in all areas of chemistry, including interdisciplinary and chemical education, are encouraged to apply. Please see for 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 may include courses in General / Organic Chemistry and in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. 

NMSU is a comprehensive land grant institution located in New Mexico, 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, a description of proposed research (limited to 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1 page), a diversity and inclusion statement* (1 page), and a statement that details your most significant contributions to science (1 page). Applicants must also include 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.

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