Chemical - Environmental, Chemical - Process Engineering, Chemical - Research and Development, Chemical Engineering
The Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering (CHME) at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is seeking a Department Head who can contribute to the strategic goal of R1 status in support of LEADS 2025, while ensuring curricular efficiencies and student success. S/he will strengthen the links between chemical engineers, the traditional sciences, and enhance interdisciplinary and collaborative research with other allied disciplines on campus. The faculty and staff in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering enjoy a great sense of community and are ready to welcome a visionary leader dedicated to fostering an inclusive learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds are welcomed.
In addition to providing effective supervision of the faculty and staff, the Department Head is expected to represent the department across the college and develop strong relationships with industry representatives, the development office government sponsors, alumni, and the department’s advisory board. CHME seeks to grow programs, curricula, and research that emphasize technology development with a focus on energy, advanced materials, biomedicine, environmentally responsible processing, and brewing. This leadership position will help grow programs that prepare students for careers within these foci and build knowledge base related to materials, fuels, foods, biomass, chemicals, and human health.
The mission of the New Mexico State University system is to serve the diverse needs of the state through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension and outreach, and public service. As the state’s land-grant and space-grant university, and as a Hispanic Serving Institution, NMSU fosters learning, inquiry, diversity and inclusion, social mobility, and service to the broader community. Its main campus is located in Las Cruces in southern New Mexico. The College of Engineering is located on the Las Cruces campus and it includes the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CMERC) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Candidates should have a strong background in a field that impacts new directions in chemical engineering. They can have degrees in chemical engineering, engineering, or in a discipline that has led to the candidate's involvement in professional organizations with chemical engineering members, and a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree.
Qualified applicants for the position are expected to have a strong publication record in emerging fields, articulate a vision for growing the research enterprise, and build strong relationships with academic departments and research centers across campus, as well as external constituencies including alumni and corporations. Applicants must be committed to quality undergraduate and graduate education including mentoring. A successful candidate should possess an outstanding and demonstrable record of leadership, undergraduate and graduate teaching in engineering, student mentoring and advising, and a sustained and successful externally funded research program to warrant an appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in the department. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required, as is a strong commitment to supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.
About New Mexico State University-College of Engineering
New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.
The College of Engineering is located on the Las Cruces campus and includes the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (CMERC) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institu...tion, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.
The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.
Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.