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 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 curriculum vitae along with a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources Office 801 Leroy Pl Box 130, Socorro, NM 87801-4796. Please also arrange 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 Kenneth Eack at firstname.lastname@example.org Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 with an expected start date of August 2017. Appointment will be made at the assistant professor level; but exceptional candidates may be considered for appointments at higher levels.