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Assistant Professor

Central New Mexico Community College
Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

Compensation Type:

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Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science (BCES) at Northern New Mexico College invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is a public two-year and four-year degree granting institution founded in 1909 by the New Mexico Constitution. NNMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NNMC operates from two campuses in Española and El Rito and serves an average of 1,000 students per semester. Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track, 9-month) faculty position with a contract starting January 2024, located at the Española campus.
The Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science offers Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Biology and Environmental Science, and Associate of Science (AS)/ Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Radiation Protection and Nuclear Operations.Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and offer courses (12 credit hours/ semester) in Environmental Science (based on Department and program needs) on a lower and upper division level;
  • Specific courses that this position may be required to offer include Introduction to Environmental Sciences, Fire Management and Restoration, Rangeland Management, Silviculture, Wildlife Science and Management, Environmental regulations;
  • Develop and maintain laboratories and facilities;
  • Participate in scholarly activities;
  • Serve on college committees;
  • Mentor students in research and capstone projects;
  • Seek and apply to public and private funding opportunities;
  • Advise students regarding curriculum and career matters;
  • Assessment and evaluation of student outcomes;
  • Participate in recruitment, outreach, and retention initiatives;
  • Develop/maintain partnerships with regional major employers such as Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Environment Department;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups;
  • Ability to mentor students in field work;
  • Ability to develop hands-on lab material that aligns with the in his/her own areas of interest;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Ability to advise and interact closely with students, engage in research, and participate in recruitment and retention efforts.

Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Earth Science, Forestry Science, Agriculture, or closely related field.

While the position will remain open until filled, interested applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application package by October 1, 2023.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include 1) a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts conferring required or preferred degree, 4) a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy, and 5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit three letters of recommendations (two of which focus on the candidate’s teaching ability and/or potential) before the interview. Official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the interview.

EEO STATEMENT: NNMC is an equal opportunity employer

EEO STATEMENT: NNMC is an equal opportunity employer.

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