Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


New Mexico State University
Computer Science

Position Number: 197478

Req Number: 2200189F

NMSU Joblink: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/48008

EEO/IOE Statement: NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

New Mexico State University (NMSU), as a Hispanic Serving, Minority Serving, land grant and space grant institution, is committed to elevating research that engages with the assets and innovations that NMSU students bring to the university and addresses local and global challenges, including diversifying and strengthening the STEM workforce through the success of a diverse and student population.

The Computer Science Department at NMSU invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking strong candidates with research expertise in CS Education that can effectively complement the research foci of the department, especially in artificial intelligence and data science. An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field (e.g., Education, Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction) is required at the time of appointment. Candidates with focus in CS Education are strongly encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates with demonstrated success in other areas of computer science will also be considered.

This hire is one of five tenure-track positions in the general area of STEM/STEM+ education research. Applicants for the position within the Computer Science Department are encouraged to consider applying to multiple positions within the cluster hire. The resulting cohort of five tenure-track faculty will build on and expand our existing strengths in the area of STEM education research. This effort is part of a concerted effort aimed at establishing a core research group, spanning multiple colleges, to advance knowledge and the state of the art in STEM training and education, from K to postgraduate. Our goal is to advance foundational knowledge and its translation to effective practices to promote equitable success in STEM, especially for students who are from historically underrepresented groups in STEM.

In addition to this posting, NMSU is seeking

· One faculty member with advanced training in Mathematics and expertise in Mathematics education research and/or broadening participation in mathematics at the college and graduate levels

· Three faculty members with specific background and expertise in K-12 STEM and STEM+ education and teacher preparation research, with a particular emphasis on equity, inclusion and diversity.

We are seeking individuals who are both (i) innovative STEM researchers who will contribute to enhancing NMSU’s research profile and (ii) effective STEM educators, who will work to enhance the success of all students through equitable and inclusive practices.

The new faculty members are expected to join an existing group of STEM education researchers and develop vigorous, high-impact, externally funded research programs; work closely with other members of the cohort hire and existing faculty specializing in related areas; test, deploy and impart their expertise and practices to relevant NMSU departments and collaborating school districts and communities; effectively mentor undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers; effectively support NMSU’s teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels; adopt practices that support NMSU’s mission as a Hispanic Serving and Minority Serving institution and as the land grant university of New Mexico; and contribute to an equitable, inclusive, and diverse STEM learning environment within NMSU, the local communities, and the state. Specific teaching assignments will be negotiated by the hiring departments.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 15, 2022.

Please submit your application at the NMSU Joblink: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/48008.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications

· A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related discipline for the Computer Science position

· The Ph.D. should be completed by Spring 2024

· Active research agenda in STEM education research and/or broadening participation in STEM disciplines

Preferred qualifications

· Experience working with groups which are underrepresented in STEM and knowledge about challenges in broadening participation in STEM

· A demonstrated commitment to student success

· Experience with grant writing

· Understanding of the mission of a land grant, Minority Serving and Hispanic Serving institution

Application Materials:

The following materials are required for the application:

· A cover letter; the letter should, among the other things, indicate the specific cluster area(s) of interest (Computer Science, Mathematics, …)

· A complete Curriculum Vitae

· Contact information for three references

· A Statement of Teaching Philosophy

· A Statement of Contributions to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

· A statement of Research Interests