Job Description

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Posting Numberreq10699
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentValencia Branch
Academic LocationValencia Branch
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Chemistry Department of Valencia Campus is accepting applications for an Assistant of Chemistry at UNM Valencia Branch Campus position, which is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position. The position begins August 10, 2020.

Located about 30 miles south of Albuquerque in rural Valencia County, the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is a two-year branch community college associated with the University of New Mexico. With an emphasis on teaching excellence, Valencia Campus offers vocational and technical courses as well as academic transfer courses to the citizens of Valencia and northern Socorro counties. The faculty and staff serve a student body of approximately 2,300 each semester.

Salary: Base salary range for nine-month faculty position is $44,000 - $46,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Summer teaching is possible and optional with additional compensation. An excellent package of benefits is provided.

Summary of duties and responsibilities: Provide 15 credit hours of classroom instruction during each of fall and spring semesters. The majority of these credit hours will be in chemistry. However, the load may be filled as needed with a course or courses in alignment with the applicant’s qualifications. Responsibilities include maintaining attendance, scholastic, and student records, as well as posting and maintaining office hours as per UNM Valencia Campus policy, some of which may occur in the Learning Commons. Also, there is expected participation in the tenure and promotion committee, as well as other college committees, curriculum development initiatives, outcomes assessment, professional development (directly related to teaching field), classroom technology training, departmental projects, and other areas of service and scholarship as appropriate. Responsibilities may include participation in Undergraduate Research initiatives related to current grant awards (as applicable).


Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Chemistry or in a closely related field.

· At least two years of experience teaching at a post-secondary institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Ph.D. or ABD (all but dissertation) in Chemistry or closely related field.

· 18 graduate credit hours in a science discipline outside of chemistry.

· Demonstrated excellence in teaching.

· Evidence of commitment to and potential for service and professional development.

· More than one year experience teaching at a 2-year community college.

· Experience teaching online or hybrid/blended courses.

· A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsTo Apply: Submit an application through UNM Jobs at, which includes:* A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae, including degrees earned, lists of courses taught, teaching awards earned, scholarly work related to teaching, and list of 3-5 references with contact information; * Attach copies of unofficial transcripts;* A cover letter indicating the posting number and information explaining how candidate meets minimums or preferred requirements;* A statement that describes the candidate's teaching philosophy and methodology, and * Attach documentation of teaching excellence to include two student, peer, and/or supervisor evaluations.If selected for an interview, applicant should be prepared to present 1) official transcripts, 2) 2 letters of recommendation and 3) a teaching demonstration (subject matter to be announced). For information, phone (505) 925-8531 or e-mail

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 1/31/2020. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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