Job Description

Research Asst Professor

Posting Numberreq12253
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeResearch
Hiring DepartmentAS Biology General Administrative (048F)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
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 SummaryUNM is seeking aResearch Assistant Professor to support the recently designated SustainableWater Grand Challenge at UNM. This is a non-tenure-track, faculty position forone year, with the opportunity for 1-2 year renewal. The position will be based in the BiologyDepartment or with the option of a secondary appointment in the Department ofCivil and Environmental Engineering (depending on interests). We seek candidates with expertise inhydrology, watershed dynamics, sustainability science, public policy, aquatic/riparianecology, water governance, environmental social science or related field. This position will help build collaborative,interdisciplinary networks with researchers and stakeholders both at UNM andthroughout the state working on issues related to water scarcity. The central goals of this Grand Challenge areto work with others across UNM and the state to enhance knowledge of 1) howwater quantity, quality and delivery impact both human and natural ecosystems;2) water governance challenges, 3) proposed solutions, and 4) best practices totrain the next generation of water experts who will become key players inaddressing these issues in the future. There are opportunities for collaboration with many programs, centersand institutes across UNM. We arespecifically looking for a candidate with demonstrated research expertise atthe interface between policy and science with respect to water-related issues,to work with Principal Investigators and stakeholders, to develop and deliverimpactful metrics that we can use to both help guide our research efforts andmeasure its success.
The successful candidate must have completed all degreerequirements by the appointment date which is a relevant Ph.D. degree.Communication, creative leadership, congeniality, and the ability to workcooperatively among a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, industryand agency groups is essential.

More information about UNM’s Sustainable Water GrandChallenge is available at:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Relevant Ph.D. at the start of the appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated interest in water relatedmanagement issues
  • Proven organizational and management skills
  • Demonstrated diplomatic and communication skills
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
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For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 3/15/2020. 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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