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Assistant Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To be considered, please upload the following to your on-line application: 1) letter describing teaching experience and interests in this position 2) current vitae 3) writing sample 4) evidence of teaching ability 5) unofficial transcripts 6) three (3) letters of recommendation Emailed and paper copies will not be accepted.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Christina Medina
Department Contact Title Associate Professor and MPA Director
Department Contact Phone 575-646-4353
Department Contact Email camedina@nmsu.edu

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700069F
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 198740
Position Job Title Assistant Professor
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

Teach a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses in public administration, public policy and/or political science; conduct scholarly research, professional service and outreach to public agencies and groups.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Political Science or Public Administration, D.P.A, or Ph.D. in closely related field such as public affairs or public policy is required. Applicants from other disciplines will not be considered. Degree must be completed before August 2019 but preference will be given to those with degree in hand by August 2018. Areas are open, although candidates capable of teaching graduate courses in organization theory, public policy analysis, and quantitative research and undergraduate courses in public administration and American politics are preferred. Candidates should indicate in their application material the mix of graduate and undergraduate courses in the departments programs they are capable of teaching. The successful candidate must possess strong teaching and research skills, ability to work effectively with students, faculty and community leaders, a demonstrated commitment to public service, and an ability to contribute to the department’s on-line offerings. Preference will be given to those committed to public administration, and/or experience working in state/local government. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information about the department, visit our homepage at
https://deptofgov.nmsu.edu/

Preferred Qualifications (optional)
Special Requirements of the Position
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, please upload the following to your on-line application:

1) letter describing teaching experience and interests in this position
2) current vitae
3) writing sample
4) evidence of teaching ability
5) unofficial transcripts
6) three (3) letters of recommendation
Emailed and paper copies will not be accepted.

Campus/Work Site
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Academic
Posting Date 08/01/2017
Closing Date 09/30/2017
Target Salary Rate Competitive
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 08/13/2018
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 Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness/Evaluations
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Publications

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)