Assistant Professor - Ecology

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Genetics
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Full Time
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The Department of Biology at New Mexico State University invites applications for an Ecologist at the Assistant Professor level (9 month, tenure track, starting August 2023). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, or a related field, a strong track record of research productivity, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and a minimum of one year of postdoctoral or equivalent experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program and teach courses in ecology and related areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants from any area of ecology will be considered. However, we are especially interested in research focused on responses of ecological systems to global change, work at or above the population level, and projects involving local/regional systems.

Application materials must be submitted by 9/30/2022 via NMSU Jobs: Complete applications include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and accomplishments (2 page maximum), statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 pages maximum), a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (2 pages maximum), unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference. Questions may be directed to

NMSU is a public, land-grant, Hispanic-Serving Institution, in Las Cruces, NM. The Department of Biology ( offers undergraduate majors in Biology, Conservation Ecology, Genetics, and Microbiology as well as MS and PhD programs. Opportunities exist to participate in externally funded training programs, to be involved with the Jornada LTER Research site, and faculty development programs (e.g., NM-INBRE and U54-PARC).

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All offers of employment are contingent upon the verification of information required by federal/state laws and NMSU policies/procedures, which may include the completion of a criminal history check.


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