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Assistant Professor/ Mineral Engineering
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2021
Title Assistant Professor/ Mineral Engineering
University New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM, United States
Department Mineral Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mining/Minerals

The Department of Mineral Engineering is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Mining Engineering with a strong focus on Rock Mechanics and Geomechanics.

The position is available at the Assistant level, however consideration for Associate Professor level is possible, depending on qualifications and experience. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include exceptional classroom teaching, advising undergraduate and graduate students, development of a vigorous externally funded research program, and active participation in campus-related and professional service. The main teaching responsibilities will be in the area of Rock Mechanics and Geomechanics. However, ability to teach other courses such as surface and underground methods, equipment selection, geostatistics, and general engineering is desired. An Engineering doctoral degree in Mining Engineering, or a closely related field is required.

Mineral Engineering degree at New Mexico Tech is an ABET accredited program. The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mineral Engineering. Focused areas of research at the graduate level are: Geotechnical and Geomechanical Engineering, Mineral Exploration and Mineral Economics, Explosive Engineering, and Health and Safety. The department has state-of the-art laboratories.

The position must be filled by Fall of 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. Applications should include a cover letter summarizing education and experience, a separate statement of teaching and research interests, a complete vita, and a list of three to five references, all attachments in one single PDF file. Please send applications to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources, 801 Leroy Place, Brown Hall, Socorro, NM 87801-4796. Applications can also be sent by e-mail to Rosa Jaramillo: Information about the University can be found at For questions on the application process, contact the Human Resources office at (575-835-5206). For more information on the position itself, contact the Mineral Engineering Department Chair 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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