Assistant or Associate Professor

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM, USA 🇺🇸

Department Contact

Department Contact NameSalim Bawazir
Department Contact TitleAssociate Professor
Department Contact Phone5756466044
Department Contact Email[email protected]

Posting Details

Requisition Number2100172F
Internal or External SearchExternal – Open to all applicants
General Information of Campus and UnitNew Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.
Position Number197696
Position Job TitleAssistant or Associate Professor
RankAssistant Professor, Associate Professor
Tenure StatusTenure Track
Position SummaryThe Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU) invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels in the general areas of water resources engineering or agricultural engineering. NMSU, the Land Grant University for New Mexico, has its home in Las Cruces, with a warm climate and a vibrantly diverse culture. The successful candidates will be committed to teaching excellence and expected to develop and sustain an externally funded research program. The selected individual will teach undergraduate and graduate water resources engineering and/or agricultural engineering courses, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and serve the department, college, university, and professional community. The successful candidate will also be heavily involved in current local, regional, national, and international water resources and agricultural issues. A strong background in hydraulics, surface and groundwater hydrology, statistical hydrology, modeling (surface water, groundwater, contaminant transport) are required. Experience and expertise in irrigation and drainage as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in civil/agricultural/water resources engineering are desirable but not necessary for the applicants.
Required QualificationsThe successful applicant will be required to have an earned doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field by the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications (optional)
Special Requirements of the Position
Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, a two-page statement of teaching interests, a two-page statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references (including name, address, telephone, and email).
Campus/Work Site
Appointment StatusRegular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency1
Appointment BaseAcademic
Posting Date11/22/2021
Closing Date01/28/2022
Target Salary RateCommensurate with education and experience
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary fundingNo
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
  4. Faculty Teaching Statement
  5. Faculty Research Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Other Dept Specific Document

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?(Open Ended Question)





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