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The Department of Physics at New Mexico Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position in Atmospheric Physics. Current atmospheric research interests in our department include lightning and atmospheric electricity, instrumentation, cloud physics and thunderstorm structure, interaction of clouds and climate, Earth's upper atmosphere, and planetary atmospheres. Candidates with backgrounds in experimental areas of atmospheric physics, atmospheric electricity, or custom instrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply. On-campus facilities and collaborating institutions may also be available. These include the Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Sandia National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The department also maintains a model shop with a master machinist for fabrications and a Beowulf cluster for atmospheric simulations as well as several other small laboratories and a maker space.
A PhD is required in physics, atmospheric science, or a related field. The successful candidate should expect to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. They will further contribute to the health of the department by obtaining external funding to support graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Candidates should thus have a demonstrated record of research normally achieved through postdoctoral experiences, or the equivalent. Applicants shall submit a curriculum vitae along with a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources Office 801 Leroy Pl, Socorro, NM 87801-4796. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent with your application packet. For additional information see the department's web page at physics.nmt.edu, the institute web page at www.nmt.edu, or contact the search committee chair Dr. Kenneth Eack at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016, with an expected start date of August 2017. Appointment will be made at the assistant professor level.
About New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
New Mexico Tech offers over 30 bachelor of science degrees in technology, the sciences, engineering, management, and technical communication, as well as graduate degrees at the masters and doctoral levels. According to Newsweek in 2010, New Mexico Tech was considered one of the best small science and engineering schools in North America. A National Science Foundation study of Baccalaureate Origins... of S&E Doctorate Recipients in the U.S. ranked New Mexico Tech 15th in the nation, as well as the number one ranked public institution. We just hired a new and dynamic President and are executing on a strategic plan designed to increase our research and national profile. With an intimate faculty body of just 120 located on a central campus that can be walked end to end in seven minutes, we are well-positioned to support transdisciplinary research. Faculty also benefit from generous ownership terms of intellectual property derived from their research.
Our campus of 1800 resident students is in a city of 8000 on the Rio Grande which provides low cost of living and plenty of space for outdoor pursuits. "Rush hour" does not exist in Socorro and environs, yet Albuquerque and its easy International Sunport is only 60 minutes away.
Atmospheric physics research at New Mexico Tech benefits from skies that frequently offer 80 mile visibility and much open land for placing instrumentation. Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Physics is a mountaintop facility with a state-of-the-art lightning mapping array, a lightning interferometer, and other modern atmospheric instrumentation linked by high speed data links on the mountain and to campus. There is also a large central laboratory space and many outbuildings included a balloon launch and rocket triggered lightning facility. For more information on Langmuir Lab, see langmuir.nmt.edu.
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