The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, also known as New Mexico Tech (NMT), invites applications for Chair of the Department
of Biology. Required qualifications include (1) an earned doctorate in the biological sciences; (2) a significant record of scholarship and
professional achievement; (3) dedication to the advancement of undergraduate and graduate education; (4) ability to lead, manage, and
nurture a dynamic department with consideration to institute policies and priorities; and (5) commitment to the promotion of diversity and
inclusion among faculty, staff, and students.
Applicants should have qualifications for appointment at the rank of tenured
associate professor or professor. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications as aligned with the details contained
in NMT’s Policy and Procedure for Appointment, Promotion & Tenure.
The Biology Department has approximately 120
undergraduate students pursuing BS and BA degrees in Biology and the BS in Biomedical Sciences. Approximately 15 graduate students are
enrolled in the Biology MS and transdisciplinary Biotechnology PhD programs.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to
undergraduate and graduate education, including engaging students in research. Area of expertise is open, but should complement and expand
upon existing biological expertise within the department and the institute.
New Mexico Tech, located in the central Rio Grande valley
community of Socorro, specializes in science and engineering education and research and has an enrollment of approximately 1700
undergraduate and graduate students. Students at all levels participate in research. Per NSF, New Mexico Tech is the top public institution
in the US and 18th overall (https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsf22321) in the fraction of baccalaureate recipients going on to earn a PhD.
Application Submission and Deadline:
Applicants should email the following documents combined into a
single PDF to Ms. Rosa Jaramillo ([email protected]) and Dr. Steve Simpson ([email protected]) (Dean of Arts and Sciences) using the subject “Biology Chair”:
Application Deadline: For best consideration, please apply by October 15, 2023. This position
starts August 2024. An earlier start date is negotiable.
Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.
Benefits: Excellent benefits
(health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, and a generous retirement plan.
Regional Attractions: New Mexico Tech
is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque with its many attractions,
and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide excellent opportunities for 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 United States.