Assistant/Associate Professor of Forestry: New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, NM
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Associate: $48,000/Associate: $53,452
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The positions are part of NMHU College of Arts and Sciences’ initiative to strengthen its teaching and research capability in the areas of forest ecosystems and sustainable technologies. The College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to creating a climate of engagement, actively enlarging the boundaries of diversity, and highlighting the crucial roles that under-represented groups play in experiencing, documenting, understanding, and solving environmental challenges.

All applicants should have a demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds and to advise and teach an undergraduate and graduate student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, culture, and career path. The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute, which is housed on NMHU’s main campus, utilizes NMHU faculty members and students in projects throughout the state. Building upon our current strengths, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to the development of a nationally recognized education, research, and outreach program focused on forest or wildland fire management and natural resource management with a concentration on the Southern Rocky Mountains and Southwestern ecosystems. NMHU has strong ties with the USDA Forest Service, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, NM Forestry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and other private and non-governmental organizations and is growing its international footprint.

For more detailed information regarding the position, you may contact: Dr. Craig Conley, (505) 426-2267, or email at
A BS, Masters, or Ph.D. in Forestry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a natural resource management field such as Forestry, Ecology, Forest Management, Fire Management, Ecosystem Sciences or a closely related field. ABD candidates close to completion will be considered.

Experience in natural resources with expertise in applied forest and natural resource management. Experience with the delivery of field intensive courses. Experience with the development of a private and public outreach program to increase natural resources management presence in continuing education of professionals

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: (A complete application must include)
1) A one to two page letter of interest highlighting key experiences that make the applicant particularly suited for the position:
2) Curriculum vitae
3) A one to two page statement of teaching philosophy highlighting training and expertise in active learning strategies and techniques
4) A one to two page statement of research plans
5) Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Note: Official transcripts will be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview.)
6) Three professional references: please provide names, title and relationship to the applicant, and complete contact information including phone and email.
At least one reference must be able to comment directly on the applicant’s current teaching experience or potential for teaching. (Note: References will be contacted in conjunction with the on-campus interview.)
7) Application materials should be sent to:
Contact Person
Human Resources
Contact Phone
(505) 454-3308
Contact eMail
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