Job ID: 171968

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric (Electricity) and Physics (Tenure Track)

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • Nov. 10, 2021
  • Jan. 15, 2022
  • August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics - General
    Atmospheric Sciences

The Physics Department at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics to start in Fall semester of 2022. Successful candidates are expected to build an externally funded research program supporting graduate and undergraduate students. The department’s research strengths are in atmospheric physics, scientific instrumentation, and astrophysics, and we specifically seek candidates to complement our atmospheric electricity, atmospheric physics, and instrumentation programs. Broader areas of interest include: atmospheric physics and chemistry, atmospheric electricity, planetary & space physics, aeronomy, and space weather. We encourage applicants that can develop strong connections with Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. Our department values excellence in attentive instruction and expects a successful candidate with great enthusiasm for mentoring and teaching. The candidate should also help us to attract more majors at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our department is known for extensively involving undergraduates in sponsored research programs. A Ph.D. is required in physics, atmospheric science or related field.

Application Details: For full consideration please apply by December 15, 2021.
We anticipate closure of application period on January 15, 2022. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae (with names of 3 potential references) and a statement of teaching and research interests. Materials should be sent to (c/o Rosa Jaramillo) and also copied to search committee chair ( — put TTAP2022 in subject line of e-mail). For additional information please see the department’s web page at, or contact the search committee chair.

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Contact Information

  • Rosa Jaramillo
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Physics Department
    801 Leroy Place
    Socorro, NM 87801

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