Laboratory/Observatory Manager

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
New Mexico State University
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1320 Frenger Street
Street Line 2: 
PO Box 30001 MSC 4500
City: 
Las Cruces
State/Province: 
NM
Zip/Postal: 
88003
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

ASTRONOMY LABORATORY/OBSERVATORY MANAGER

The Department of Astronomy at New Mexico State University seeks applications for the position of Astronomy Laboratory/Observatory Manager.

Job duties include overseeing the management, improvement, development, implementation and setup of laboratory exercises conducted as part of the Department's general education courses; management of on-campus Tombaugh Observatory facilities for use in education; assistance in management and operations of the Tortugas Mountain Observatory and the NMSU 1-m telescope at Apache Point Observatory; and assistance with IT support in the Department.

Specific duties include management of materials used in conducting the labs, determination of resupply of new items as required, assistance in preparing and setup for labs, training of graduate students and faculty in proper use of the observatory facilities, maintenance of the hardware (telescopes, domes, computers), including assessing when replacement of the hardware is required. The assistance with the operations of the Tortugas Observatory and the NMSU 1-m telescope includes maintenance and support, as well as planning and implementation for sustainable and productive use of these facilities. IT support in the department involves installation of hardware, and management and updates of astronomy-related software.

Requirements include a Master's Degree in astronomy or related field and one year of experience related to the duties as described. Good communication skills for interaction with and training of faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduate students are essential for this position. Experience in working with telescope and computer hardware is desired.

Please submit application materials through the NMSU Jobs site at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/31902

Direct inquiries to Jon Holtzman (holtz@nmsu.edu) and/or Rene Walterbos (rwalterb@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

Benefits: See http://hr.nmsu.edu/benefits/

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Rene Walterbos
Title: 
Department Head, Interim
Institution/Company: 
New Mexico State University
Department Name: 
Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
PO Box 30001 MSC 4500
City: 
Las Cruces
State/Province: 
NM
Zip/Postal Code: 
88003
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
575-646-4438
FAX: 
575-646-1602
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
31902
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Ofelia Acosta
Subject: 
Laboratory/Observatory Manager
Email: 
oruiz@nmsu.edu