The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Paleobiology and/or Geobiology with demonstrated research expertise which complements existing departmental strengths (see epswww.unm.edu ). The position is a full-time, probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. We are particularly interested in candidates who use field, laboratory, and/or quantitative methods to reconstruct the co-evolutionary history of the Earth and its biosphere. The University of New Mexico is the largest and most comprehensive of the state’s institutions of higher education and is both a Carnegie Very High Research University and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. Located in Albuquerque, the largest and fastest growing metropolitan area in the state, the University of New Mexico features a growing campus that reflects the cultures and diversity of the Southwest and fosters an excellent work environment for its faculty and learning environment for its students. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has a faculty of 19 and offers undergraduate degrees in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Planetary Sciences.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active program of extramurally funded research supervising and supporting graduate students, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the Earth and Planetary Science and Environmental Science curricula.
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment, targeted for August 2014.
Preferred Qualifications are: demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated commitment and energy to establish a vigorous and externally funded research program. Evidence of a research area that complements existing research in the Department and demonstrated commitment to collaborative science. Evidence of a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate level teaching.
The application package, containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and a statement of research interests, and the names of three references with contact information, should be submitted electronically to UNM Jobs: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74723 
For best consideration, all materials must be received by January 6, 2014. However, the position will remain open until filled.
For questions regarding the application process please contact Paula Pascetti (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Coordinator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences