The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position in Galactic or Extragalactic astronomy. The position is open to individuals engaged in observational, experimental, theoretical, or computational astrophysics and may include focus areas such as stellar populations, galaxy formation and evolution, or the intergalactic medium. This position, which has a start date of August 2020, is one of three new faculty appointments the Department is carrying out this year.
Minimum Qualifications are a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, and research publications and grants commensurate with experience. Desired Qualifications include (1) potential for establishing sustained external funding in a research area mentioned above, (2) commitment to teach and mentor students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels using evidence-based pedagogical methods, (3) experience in leading and participating in collaborative research areas, and (4) commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning and academic environment.
The NMSU Astronomy Department currently comprises eight faculty, several research faculty and postdocs, and about 30 graduate students, who are involved in a wide range of astronomical research areas. Additional Department information, including details about our membership in the Astrophysical Research Consortium and its Apache Point Observatory 3.5-meter and SDSS 2.5-m telescope can be found at http://astronomy.nmsu.edu. NMSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution located in Las Cruces, the second largest city in New Mexico (population 100,000) that serves a diverse undergraduate and graduate population of 15,000 students.
A complete application includes the following components: (1) a 1-page cover letter (2) a research statement (up to 3 pages) clearly indicating research backgrounds, skills, and future plans, (3) a brief (up to 3 pages) description of teaching experience and philosophy, (4) a 1-page statement on diversity that addresses past and/or potential future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service, (5) unofficial transcripts of PhD, (6) a curriculum vitae, and (7) names and contact information for three individuals who may be asked to provide letters of reference.
All applications must be submitted through the following link: http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/36596.
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 1, 2019. Questions about the application process or the position should be addressed to: Dr. Christopher Churchill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NMSU Astronomy Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms and supports diversity across a variety of axes, including ethnicity, race, class, ability, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.