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Assistant Professor - Epidemiology
New Mexico State University

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2023
Title Assistant Professor - Epidemiology
University New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NJ, United States
Department Public Health Sciences
Application Deadline Oct. 1, 2023
Position Start Date Jan. 11, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

The Department of Public Health Sciences at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seeks exceptional candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor at the Las Cruces, NM main campus.
The successful candidate will teach at least four classes per year with opportunities to buy out courses and advance their own externally funded research program. The successful candidate will collaborate across disciplines with academic colleagues at NMSU and partnering institutions, as well as with community partners and stakeholders. The position includes a 9-month annual appointment, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants must have a PhD, Dr.PH, or ScD in Epidemiology, enthusiasm for team science, and a demonstrated record of (1) effectiveness as a teacher, (2) peer reviewed publication (3) grant submissions and funding, and (4) professional service appropriate to the discipline.

The successful applicant will continue building an independent as well as collaborative research agenda; secure and maintain extramural funding; teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in our public health (BPH, MPH) and Health Equity Sciences (PhD) programs; mentor masters and doctoral students in research; help recruit and mentor diverse students; engage in the programmatic work and activities of the Public Health Sciences Department; and serve the university and public health profession. This person must commit to playing an essential role on interdisciplinary research collaborations designed to promote health equity in diverse populations and contributing to the service mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences, the College of Health and Social Transformation, and the university.

NMSU is a comprehensive and accredited land-grant institution of higher learning. 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 58%. Faculty at NMSU participate in NIH-funded state and regional networks that provide opportunities for pilot funding for new faculty or established faculty pursuing new research directions. NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

Initial review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is 1/11/2024. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest, a CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three professional references through the university job portal at: Please direct questions about this position to Becky Pearson, PhD, PHS Department Head and Rebecca Palacios, PhD, PHS Search Chair.

New Mexico State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Rebecca Pearson
    Public Health Sciences
    New Mexico State University
    Las Cruces, NM
  • 5756464300


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