College Assistant Professor in Microbiology or Cell Biology

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Science, Life Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology/Virology
Organization Type
The Department of Biology at New Mexico State University invites applications for a continuing, non-tenure-track Lecturer position at the College Assistant Professor level. Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and prior teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, experience in the development and/or implementation of innovative teaching methods and materials, and a commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity. The successful candidate will be responsible for three courses per semester primarily focusing on lower division elements of the Introductory Biology and General Microbiology curricula. In addition, they will offer occasional upper division courses in their area of expertise and contribute to course and career advising of undergraduate students. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Biology, Microbiology, Conservation Ecology, and Genetics as well as MS and PhD degrees in Biology. More information about the department is online at

To apply, applicants should send a single pdf file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a concise statement of teaching experience and philosophy. Additionally, in alignment with NMSU's LEADS 2025 goals, we are seeking faculty who will not only demonstrate excellence in teaching, but who will also work to increase diversity among our students, ensure equity, and foster inclusion. This work may take the form of teaching, mentoring/advising, and/or service. Please provide a diversity, equity 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.

Applications should be sent by email to, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by email to the same address. Preference will be given to applications completed by the initial review date, December 15, 20221. NMSU is a comprehensive land-grant, minority serving institution that is classified as a Doctoral/Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation. Details of the position (Requisition # 199023) available at NMSU is an EEO/AA employer. All offers of employment are contingent upon the verification of information required by federal law, state law and NMSU policies/procedures, which may include the completion of a criminal history check.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Microbiology - Assistant Professor, Location: Las Cruces, NM - 88003

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