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Research Asst Professor

Posting Numberreq26982
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeResearch
Hiring DepartmentCivil Construction & Env Engrr (456A)
Academic LocationSchool of Engineering
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico under the direction of Dean Donna Riley, is seeking a research faculty member to work on topics involving undergraduate and graduate student pathways and success, including the impact of curriculum on student progression, culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging, and other factors impacting student outcomes. The research faculty member will collaborate on proposals and grant-funded projects related to institutional change, design and conduct experiments related to student success interventions, and the application of predictive analytics tools and frameworks to inform faculty, staff, administrator, and student decision-making.

The research faculty member will:

·         Work closely with the UNM’s Institute of Design and Innovation ( and other engineering and STEM education focused faculty members.

·         Collect and analyze data using qualitative and quantitative methods, using independent judgment in the analysis and interpretation of data.

·         Manage interactions and partnerships with professors, academic staff, professional scientists, engineers, and other stakeholders to gather data for research projects and cultivate change via implementation projects.

·         Describe and communicate research findings in a variety of formats and presentations. Author/co-author papers, presentations, and reports with collaborators at UNM and other institutions.

·         Contribute ideas for future grant proposals and assist in proposal writing in collaboration with UNM faculty and staff (and potentially develop solo-authored proposals as well)

·         Contribute to building a collaborative team environment. 

The initial appointment will be for one year and the position can be renewed based on performance and research productivity.



Minimum Qualifications: The minimum qualifications must be consistent with Higher Learning Commission standards and compliant with the faculty hiring guidelines.

  • Doctorate in engineering education or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience with proposal writing and/or research project management
  • Content knowledge in inclusive and equitable instruction/ education and professional development, organizational change, and other topics relevant to student success in engineering
  • Knowledge of critical theories and intersectionality
  • Experience applying data visualization techniques to communicate accessible and digestible snapshots of information
  • Familiarity and experience with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies used in the social sciences and engineering education
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice for systemically marginalized groups
  • Knowledge of diversity and equity issues in academia and the STEM workforce
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and sound project management skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please submit a cover letter, official transcripts and a current CV.

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 10/7/2023. 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.