Tombaugh Scholar

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
New Mexico State University
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
MSC 4500
Street Line 2: 
Box 30001
City: 
Las Cruces
State/Province: 
NM
Zip/Postal: 
88003
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University seeks applications for a postdoctoral appointment, the Clyde and Patricia Tombaugh Scholar. This position, established in honor of the contributions of Dr. Clyde Tombaugh to Astronomy, is a research fellowship targeted to recent recipients of a PhD. This position will be for a two year period, with a possibility of extension to a third year depending on performance and funding. A research fund will be available for travel and/or publications. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research areas align with or complement those of our current faculty, namely in the areas of solar physics, planetary science, stellar populations, interstellar medium, galaxy formation and evolution, or cosmology (see http://astronomy.nmsu.edu for more details). The department is a member of the Astrophysical Research Consortium, with access to the ARC 3.5m telescope and NMSU 1m telescope at Apache Point Observatory. We are a participant in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV project.  The position is targeted to start in August 2018. A requirement for individuals who fill this position is to present a public lecture to the local community. Candidates must have obtained their PhD prior to starting this position. Please submit a curriculum vitae with a publication list, description of research goals through the NMSU Jobs site at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/30143 by January 15, 2018. Three reference letters are also required to be emailed to tombaugh@astronomy.nmsu.edu. Inquiries may be sent to  tombaugh@astronomy.nmsu.edu. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. NMSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Included Benefits: 

Group medical insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, New Mexico educational retirement, worker's compensation, sick and annual leave, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Chair, Tombaugh Search Committee
Institution/Company: 
New Mexico State University
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
MSC 4500
Street Line 2: 
Box 30001
City: 
Las Cruces
State/Province: 
NM
Zip/Postal Code: 
88003
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
575 646 4438
FAX: 
575 646 1602
Email: 
tombaugh@astronomy.nmsu.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Tombaugh Search Committee
Subject: 
Tombaugh Scholar
Email: 
tombaugh@astronomy.nmsu.edu