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Assistant Professor

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Department Contact Information

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Department Contact Name Charles Creusere
Department Contact Title Professor
Department Contact Phone 575-646-3117
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700077F
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. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Position Number 197632
Position Job Title Assistant Professor
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

The Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the broad area of cybersecurity (including, but not limited to, hardware cybersecurity). Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by the time of their appointment (Spring or Fall 2018), and have a strong commitment to both research and teaching. Research strengths include: renewable energy integration and smartgrid, communications & sensors, data science, artificial intelligence, systems & software, IoT, and photonics. The Klipsch School has BS/MS/PhD degree programs, and a vibrant research environment. NMSU has a strong interest in an undergraduate curriculum that meets the NSA cyber-defense requirements. This effort, along with the presence of New Mexico’s two national laboratories and both federal and industrial research organizations, present an opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to a strong cybersecurity program.

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching courses and laboratories, preferably in the computer engineering and related areas, including distance education programs and short courses where appropriate; developing new courses and instructional laboratories; developing and advising Cornerstone and Capstone classes; mentoring undergraduate students; participating in accreditation related activities; participating in recruitment and retention activities; advising and development of student clubs; developing and maintaining an internationally recognized research program; attracting external research funding; and disseminating research results in leading journals and conferences; advising MS and PhD students; providing service to the University community through committee work; providing service in professional societies; and providing service to the community at large.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or closely related area.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

teaching and research interests or experience in Cybersecurity and related areas.

Special Requirements of the Position

Anticipated start date is Fall 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
Campus/Work Site
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Academic
Posting Date 08/15/2017
Closing Date 02/10/2018
Target Salary Rate $90,000
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 08/15/2018
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Faculty Teaching Statement
  4. Faculty Research Statement
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
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    • 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?

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