Please see Special Instructions for more details.The Astronomy Department also has the following request for applicants: Please submit the following: A 3-page CV and a 1-page research plan identifying an area (or areas) of research. The research plan should be uploaded to the “other department specific document” field. The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
Department Contact Information
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position
|Department Contact Name||Ofelia Ruiz|
|Department Contact Phone||575-646-1868|
|Department Contact Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Classification Title||Post Doctoral|
|Position Job Title||Post Doctoral|
|College/Division||Arts and Sciences College|
|Internal or External Search||External - Open to all applicants|
|Appointment Full-time Equivalency||1.00|
|Reports To Position Title||Asst. Professor|
|Target Hourly/Salary Rate||55000|
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
|Job Duties and Responsibilities||
Postdoctoral Research Assistant position available in Solar Physics and Space Weather at New Mexico State University. This position is funded by NSF Career award under the supervision of Associate Professor James McAteer. This is a one- year anticipated postdoctoral research position with a possible second year extension contingent on external funding and upon satisfactory progress and subject to earlier termination as the position is contingent on continued external funding.
Work with a growing solar physics and space weather research group at NMSU, including access to computing assets, travel funds, and personal research time. in solar physics and space weather.
Doctorate degree in related field.
No previous work experience required.
Assist, instruct and function as a role model for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a relevant research program.
|Classification Standard Duties||
Supervise, direct, delegate and evaluate work of assigned staff. Oversee and/or conduct research. Assist in technical support for the delegated project. Create new opportunities by preparing and submitting new project proposals to national funding agencies. Perform related duties as required.
Knowledge of university and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, mentoring and performance evaluation; research techniques and designs; methodologies; data collection and analysis.
Skills in short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication; literature reviews and compilation; material development for scientific and non-scientific audiences; grant writing and peer reviewed publications; modification of existing models or development of new models. The applicant may be responsible for, but not limited to, assisting in technical and outreach support in the department and organizing outreach events and conferences addressing activities associated with the research project.
Ability to direct, evaluate, train and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information; make presentations; work as a member of a team; write technical reports, conference presentation papers, peer-reviewed journal articles and grant proposals.
Preferred qualifications include experience in image processing, wavelet analysis, Bayesian statistic or ground-based observing.
Desirable areas of expertise include any areas of heliophysics including:
|Other Departmental Requirements|
|Standard Work Schedule||Standard (M-F, 8-5)|
|If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe|
|Physical Work Location State||NM-New Mexico|
|Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico||DA-Dona Ana|
|Contingent Upon Funding||Contingent upon external funds|
|Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement||This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).|
|Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)||05/01/2017|
|Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)||04/30/2018|
|Open Until Filled||No|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
The Astronomy Department also has the following request for applicants: Please submit the following: A 3-page CV and a 1-page research plan identifying an area (or areas) of research. The research plan should be uploaded to the “other department specific document” field.
The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
|Quicklink for Posting||http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/27436|
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
|Environment||Work is normally performed indoors.|
|Physical Effort||Moderate physical activity.|
|Lifting Requirements||Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.|
|Risk||No or very limited exposure to physical risk.|
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Where did you become aware of this position opening?
- NMSU Website
- Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
- Albuquerque Journal
- Chronicle of Higher Ed
- New Mexico Department of Labor
- Other (If other please answer next question)
If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?
(Open Ended Question)
- Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Other Dept Specific Document