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Assistant Professor- Ethics
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2018
Title Assistant Professor- Ethics
University New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Department Communications, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 1, 2019
  • Socorro, NM
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • Communication

The successful candidate will be a specialist in the ethical dimensions of science, technology, and engineering with a promising research program and an innovative pedagogical approach. This faculty member will teach six classes an academic year including an ethics course required by the Biomedical Sciences program among others, and will have funding available to develop a speaker and/or workshop series on STEM ethics. The candidate will also work with the department faculty and chair to establish an interdisciplinary master’s degree and contribute to a well-established Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication program.

Ph.D. in Ethics, Philosophy and Ethics, or an interdisciplinary program (e.g., Science & Technology Studies, Engineering Studies, etc.) with a strong focus in ethics, by August 1, 2019, evidence of scholarly potential, excellence in college-level teaching, and exceptional project management and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a research agenda complementary to the mission of New Mexico Tech, and experience in program development and leadership in curricular and co-curricular student activities.

Communications, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences is a vibrant multidisciplinary department of scholars from Technical Communications, Science & Technology Studies, History, and Composition Studies. In addition to supporting a strong BS program in Technical Communications, department faculty teach general education courses tailored to the needs of the student body and participate in interdisciplinary research efforts. New Mexico Tech (NMT) is a nationally-recognized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics university offering degrees through the PhD. For more information about New Mexico Tech, visit

For best consideration, please apply by November 1, 2018. Review will continue until filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation electronically as ONE PDF file to Rosa Jaramillo in Human Resources at (cc or hardcopy via mail to Director of Human Resources; New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place, Brown Hall Box 120, Socorro, NM 87801. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Rosário Durão, at

Excellent benefits (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, and a generous retirement plan.

New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque with its many attractions, and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Socorro along a major north-south flyway, offers some of the best birding in the USA.

  • NMT is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact Information

  • Rosa Jaramillo
    Human Resources
    New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
    801 Leroy PL, HR
    Socorro, NM 87801
  • 15758356962
  • 15758355337


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