[ES_JOBS_NET] Fwd: Assistant Professor of Environmental/Soil Microbiology

Boot,Claudia Claudia.Boot at colostate.edu
Thu Dec 11 11:34:24 MST 2014

Subject: Assistant Professor of Environmental/Soil Microbiology

Assistant Professor of Environmental/Soil Microbiology

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University has opened a 12-month, tenure track position (Assistant Professor) in Environmental/Soil Microbiology.  This is a great opportunity for an interactive scientist to work in a highly collaborative, team environment.  The successful candidate will conduct research related to environmental soil microbiology of agricultural, natural, or urban landscapes in the arid Southwest, as well as engage in teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  The successful candidate must develop an externally funded research program and effectively communicate research findings.  The desire and ability to collaborate with other scientists in a multidisciplinary setting is necessary.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Soil Science, Agronomy or related discipline

Las Cruces is a lovely setting for individuals who enjoy scenic views and mild climate.  Situated in the high desert, we enjoy 350 sunny days a year. During the hottest month (July) the average high/low is 94/69F and in the coldest month (January), the average max/min is 69/29F. The low humidity makes the full range of temperatures quite comfortable (a heat index of 96F here translates to 137F in the Midwest).  Las Cruces has earned many accolades for other qualities as well, for example:

·         Best Small Metro Area for Business & Careers – Forbes/Milken Institute 2002-2005; 2011

·         Top 10 Best Performing Cities in the U.S. – Milken Institute, 2009, 2010

·         Top 25 Cities for Jobs – CNN Money, 2010

·         New Mexico ranked Best Domestic Tourist Destination by Global Traveler Magazine

·         #1 Farmers Market in New Mexico, #9 Nationally – America’s Favorite Farmers Markets, 2010

·         Ranked among top cities for retirement by CNN, 2005; Money Magazine, 2005; AARP Magazine, 2006, 2012; Where to Retire Magazine, 2010

·         Top 10 Cities for Real Estate Steals – U.S. News & World Report, 2010

·         Most Secure Place to Live, Medium-Sized City – Farmers Insurance Group, 2006, 2007

·         Best Place to Live – Family Digest, Fall 2002

Applications are submitted on line: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/19972 by 12/31/2014.

Jerry Sims, Professor and Department Head
Entomology Plant Pathology and Weed Science
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico  88003

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