Monday, February 7, 2022
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New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
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The successful applicant will provide leadership for the NMT transdisciplinary Environmental Science program and serve as a faculty member in one of five departments associated with the program: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or Physics. A PhD in a field related to the environmental sciences is required. This is a tenure-track position; the level of the faculty appointment (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) will depend on credentials and experience. Native American candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated research, educational, or policy interests aligned with the needs and interests of Native American tribes and will establish an independent, externally funded research program supporting students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The candidate will also lead and provide strategic vision to the NMT Environmental Science program and teach courses associated with the program. Environmental Science is a transdisciplinary program, with participation from five departments at NMT. Faculty in these departments engage in research and education across a broad range of subfields of environmental science, including ecology and toxicology (Biology/Chemistry), atmospheric chemistry and sustainability (Chemistry/Physics), a variety of geologic/hydrologic sciences (Earth and Environmental Science), infrastructure and sustainability (Civil and Environmental Engineering), and atmospheric physics and climate change (Physics).

For best consideration, please apply by March 15, 2022. Candidates must email a single PDF document, incorporating all of the following: cover letter highlighting expertise and experience most suited to the position; curriculum vitae (CV); statement of research interests and approach; statement of teaching interests; and list of three to five professional references. Materials should be sent to c/o Rosa Jaramillo and copied to the search committee chair, Ken Minschwaner (, with “ES2022” in the e-mail subject line. Inquiries should also be directed to Ken Minschwaner. Appointment to begin in Fall 2022.

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. Our institution values excellence in attentive instruction and a faculty with great enthusiasm for mentoring and teaching.  We seek faculty candidates who share these core values, and who can help us recruit and retain students who are traditionally underrepresented in environmental science, especially Native American students. NMT supports work-life balance via extended tenure clocks for growing families and on-campus childcare.  NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, a small community in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque and 139 miles south of Santa Fe.  Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. Socorro provides low cost of living (median home price < 50% of US average), and surprising amenities for a town of its size.