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  • Assistant Professor Animal Physiology


    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: New Mexico State University
      Location: Las Cruces, NM
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/29/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Department Contact Phone 575-646-3611
    Department Contact Email biosearch@nmsu.edu
    Requisition Number 1800287F
    Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
    General Information of Campus and Unit: New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $90 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is the home of the state’s NASA Space Grant Program. The town of Las Cruces features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Mesilla Valley, and a vibrant downtown. Nearby are the recently created Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument, and the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument. Within easy driving distance is the White Sands National Monument. The university is committed to building a student-centered, culturally diverse, educational environment. Information about NMSU and its mission is available at https://nmsu.edu/about.html.

    Position Number 199833
    Position Job Title Assistant Professor Rank Assistant Professor
    Tenure Status Tenure Track Position
    Summary: Applications are invited for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Biology (Animal Physiology) in the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University. The Biology Department is a community of 22 faculty with active research programs in the areas of Cell and Organismal Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology, and Science Education. More than 60 graduate students are currently enrolled in MS and PhD programs. The undergraduate curriculum supports the education of over 550 undergraduate students with majors in Biology, Microbiology, Genetics and Conservation Ecology, as well as over 1100 non-majors who enroll in Biology courses every year. For information about NMSU and its mission, visit https://nmsu.edu/about.html. Information about the department is available at: https://bio.nmsu.edu/.

    Opportunities exist for faculty to participate in special agency initiatives for faculty research at Hispanic-serving, minority-serving, and IDEA state institutions such as NIH SCORE, the NIH U54 Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research, and NIH INBRE, as well as agency-sponsored student training programs for underrepresented minority students (NIH RISE; NIH MARC; NIH BP-ENDURE; NSF ; USDA NRCT). The university maintains facilities for animal care, microscopy, isotope chemistry, tissue culture, BSL-2 research, molecular biology, mass spectrometry, greenhouses, and natural history collections.

    The successful applicant will demonstrate the expertise to assist the Biology Department with faculty responsibilities relating to the land-grant mission of the university. She/he will have the skills to offer lecture and laboratory courses in animal physiology, human physiology, comparative physiology, and general biology at the upper and lower division undergraduate level (majors and non-majors) as well as graduate courses in her/his area of expertise. Evidence of the applicant’s potential to establish an independent research program, disseminate research through publications and presentations, secure independent funding, and participate in national, university, college, and departmental service and governance activities is essential. She/he will be able to guide undergraduate and graduate student research projects, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and provide support for student retention and degree completion. The university is committed to building a student-centered, culturally diverse, educational environment. We encourage applications from scholars who aspire to contribute to this mission. Review of complete applications including references begins on October 16, 2018, but files received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

    Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the US and upon completion of applicable background review. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly-trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Required Qualifications: • An earned doctorate in Biology or a closely related field at the time of application. • A minimum of 12 months of postdoctoral experience by October 16, 2018. • Evidence of knowledge of physiology sufficient to teach general and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in animal, human, and comparative physiology, to initiate and sustain a research program in animal physiology, and to guide student research projects (e.g. coursework in animal physiology; publications in animal physiology journals; animal physiology teaching experience).

    Preferred Qualifications (optional): • A record of productivity and research dissemination commensurate with years of research experience. • Demonstrated ability to acquire independent funding. • Experience initiating and sustaining a research program in animal physiology. • Skill in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in physiology (e.g. animal/human/comparative). • Experience managing student research projects and training students in research. • Expertise that can complement and enhance ongoing department research and teaching activities. • Demonstrated experience teaching, relating to, and/or guiding the research of individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds typical of the NMSU student body (e.g. underrepresented minorities; first generation to college; non-traditional; students with disabilities; military veterans). See https://oia.nmsu.edu/data-reports/quick-facts/ . • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with students, colleagues, staff, supervisors, and the community. • Preference will be given to applicants who submit completed applications (including reference letters) by the initial review date of October 16, 2018, and to those who adhere to the page limit requirements for all application materials.

    Special Requirements of the Position: Applicants may need to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally to perform job duties.

    Special Instructions to Applicants: Finalists will be asked to offer a research seminar and demonstrate their teaching skills during the interview process. Applicants should check the status of their materials online and/or with their reference letter writers to ensure all components are submitted by October 16, 2018 . Applications received after October 16, 2018, may be considered.

    Applications lacking any of the required documents will not be reviewed. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS THAT ADHERE TO SPECIFIED PAGE LIMITS.

    Required Documents: • Resume/CV : CV (no page limit) • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter : Letter of Interest/Cover Letter (2 page limit): Should address all required and preferred qualifications • Faculty Teaching Statement: (2 page limit): Concise statement of teaching approach and experience • Faculty Research Statement (2 page limit): Concise statement of research interests and accomplishments • Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined): Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must submit a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and the translation of other relevant employment documents. For more information see https://hr.nmsu.edu/employment/transcript/ • Other Document: Faculty NMSU mission and STEM diversity statement (2 page limit): Concise statement of documented expertise and interest in support of the NMSU land grant mission and its STEM diversity initiatives for students. • Other Dept Specific Document: Names, contact information, and addresses of 3 persons who will submit written recommendation letters and can be contacted for telephone references

    Applicants will be able to enter contact information for letter writers as part of the application process. Referees will receive a link. References should indicate the duration and nature of their professional relationship with the applicant in the first paragraph. It is recommended that letters specifically address the accomplishments of the candidate that will enable them to meet the specified responsibilities of the position. Applications without 3 reference letters will not be complete.

    The following optional documents may be submitted: • Publications: Publications (up to 3) • Faculty Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness/Evaluations: Faculty Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness/Evaluations (5 page limit)

    Campus/Work Site: Main Campus

    Appointment Status: Regular, Full-time

    Appointment Full-time Equivalency: 1.0

    Appointment Base: Academic

    Posting Date: 09/13/2018

    Closing Date: 03/29/2019

    Target Salary Rate: Salary is compliant with university compensation policies

    Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding: No

    Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional): 08/16/2019

    Applicant Documents Required: • Resume/CV • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter • Faculty Teaching Statement • Faculty Research Statement • Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined) • Other Document • Other Dept Specific Document

    Optional Documents: • Publications • Faculty Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness/Evaluations

    Supplemental Questions (Required fields are indicated with an asterisk *): • * Where did you become aware of this position opening? • NMSU Website • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times • Albuquerque Journal • Chronicle of Higher Ed • New Mexico Department of Labor • Other (If other please answer next question) • If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?



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