Research Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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Department Contact Name Dr. Sam Fernald
Department Contact Title Professor
Department Contact Phone (575) 646-1041
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1800345F
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 716776
Position Job Title Research Assistant Professor
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track

Position Summary

The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct research activities supporting Animal and Range Sciences and the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. Research to include: the New Mexico Dynamic statewide water budget; theory and application of system dynamics modeling: and systems science for water and natural resources management with economic and econometric approaches.
  • Assist in the research training of graduate students associated with the Water Science and Management graduate degree program
  • Provide collaborative interdisciplinary modeling with stakeholders in New Mexico.
  • A high level of collegiality and a desire to work with other specialists and scientists in an interdisciplinary effort is required.
  • Seek external funding.
  • Prepare peer reviewed publications.
  • Other responsibilities as agreed to with the department head of Animal and Range Sciences.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (in hand by hire date) in natural resources related area with an extensive knowledge of economics and natural resources management.
  • Experience and/or education in natural resources and water resources management, socioeconomic development, and system dynamics modeling preferred.
  • Ability to interpret and make practical applications of renewable natural resources in economically profitable, ecologically sustainable, and socially acceptable systems. Work with other faculty and staff; communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research findings verbally and in writing pertaining to modeling projects that are focused on water resources management and its implications for regional socioeconomic development.
  • Potential for excellence obtaining extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

Experience in working with and teaching system dynamics modeling is preferred. Focus on solving fundamental issues related to water resources management in the west.

Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Annual
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding Yes