Astronomy Laboratory/Observatory Manager

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
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: 
88003
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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

Job duties include overseeing the improvement, development, and implementation 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, 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.

This is a full time position, which can start as early as May 1, 2020. Please submit application materials through the NMSU Jobs site at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/37363  by March 31, 2020. Direct inquiries to Jon Holtzman (holtz@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: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Jon Holtzman
Title: 
Academic Department Head
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: 
5756464438
Email: 
holtz@nmsu.edu
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
31902
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Ofelia Acosta
Subject: 
Astronomy Laboratory/Observatory Manager
Email: 
oruiz@nmsu.edu