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University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, NM
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UNM Economics Assistant or Associate Professor Faculty Position

The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are an applied economics department with a flexible working environment. We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in economics, energy economics, or a closely related field with demonstrated research interests in electricity and energy economics, and ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary research with engineering.

This faculty hire will be an integral part of the New Mexico National Science Foundation (NSF) award "The New Mexico SMART Grid Center." This statewide, five-year, $24 million NSF-funded project, includes collaboration with other academic institutions and two national laboratories. The successful candidate will also be presented opportunities to participate in mentoring and training.

The department, home to 17 tenure/tenure-track faculty, and 3 lecturers, is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education with over 120 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. A hallmark of the department is resource and environmental economics research, including energy. Our faculty excels at tackling some of the most pressing problems in the world including energy, climate change, environment, health, education, poverty, and sustainable development. Our intra- and interdisciplinary research includes sustained collaborations across campus and with national laboratories.

The departmental course load is normally two courses per semester. The department offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in economics and has particular strengths in resource and environmental economics.

UNM is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. We are a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution. UNM is the only flagship university in the US with a minority majority student population. The College of Arts and Sciences partners with ADVANCE at UNM, through an NSF Institutional Transformation grant to help recruit and retain an excellent and diverse faculty. Currently, 40% of UNM's Economics faculty are women and over 50% are from minority groups, underrepresented in Economics. As such, UNM Economics offers a unique opportunity to increase diversity in Economics.

UNM is located in the vibrant city of Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico and the 32nd largest city in the US. Albuquerque is ethnically diverse and has a rich culture, fantastic weather, and unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure thanks to its close proximity to the Rocky Mountains, including hiking, biking, rock climbing, and skiing.

For best consideration, complete applications must be received by November 22, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu. Semi-finalists will be contacted for an interview at the American Economic Association annual meeting in San Diego, CA (January 3-5, 2020).


Minimum qualifications for the position are:

* PhD in economics, energy economics or related field by date of appointment (August 2020).
* Demonstrated research interests in electricity and energy economics.
* Demonstrated interests or abilities to collaborate on interdisciplinary research with engineering.

In accordance with UNM policies, applicants will additionally be evaluated on these preferred qualifications:

* Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed economics or related interdisciplinary journals;
* Demonstrated potential to generate externally supported research funding;
* Demonstrated potential to effectively mentor and teach students at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsA complete application consists of: 1. A cover letter summarizing the applicant's experience; 2. A curriculum vitae (CV); 3. A research statement; 4. A teaching statement; 5. A job market paper or writing sample; 6. A statement, no more than one page in length, on their experience related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities; and 7. A minimum of two letters of recommendation (three preferred). Letters of recommendation should be emailed by the referrer to econenergysearch@unm.edu. Letters must be received by the for best consideration date for an application to be complete.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/22/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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