Job Openings at Physics and Astronomy

Faculty:

Assistant Professor of Bio-Photonics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2020. We seek candidates with research interests at the intersection between optics and biology.  The successful applicant will be engaged in building a strong research group that enhances the interdisciplinary activities of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and UNM’s Optical Science and Engineering (OSE) degree program and will find interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities throughout the UNM Health Science and Main campuses. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located within a new (Fall 2019), state-of-the-art research facility, the Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) center.

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Open Rank Lecturer

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time (9 month) Lecturer II or Lecturer III to be the undergraduate laboratory supervisor in support of our introductory physics and astronomy classes. Responsibilities include supervising graduate student assistants teaching in laboratory sections; managing, maintaining, and developing laboratory and lecture demonstration equipment and pedagogical material; and supervision of a lecture demonstration assistant. Occasional teaching of lower-division undergraduate physics or astronomy lecture courses is also expected. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The expected start date is August 10, 2020 with classes beginning on August 17, 2020.

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Post Doctoral Fellow - CQuIC

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) at the University of New Mexico invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow positions in theoretical quantum information science.  Research at CQuIC covers a range of foundational and applied investigations on topics including quantum computation, control, measurement, communication, and simulation.   Located in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center has contributed to research and education in quantum information theory for over 25 years.   CQuIC is located within a new (Fall 2019), state-of-the-art research facility, the Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) center.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to pursue independent lines of research, to work with CQuIC faculty members, including experimentalists, and to interact with leading researchers at nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and our partners at the University of Arizona.  

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Staff:

Senior Research Scientist

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico is searching for a full-time Sr. Research Scientist 2.

This position requires a background in physics or a closely related field.

The Sr. Research Scientist 2 will be responsible for providing technical support in upper division undergraduate/graduate physics laboratory classes including Electronics, Junior, Senior, and Optics labs, and maintenance of equipment including computers and general lab equipment.

The individual will also participate in the development of new experiments across these laboratories and chair the upper division undergraduate/graduate lab committee.

Other areas of responsibilities include oversight and management of a small spectroscopy lab and our electronics and machine shops and their staff, technical oversight and support of our Campus Observatory, and maintenance of audio-video equipment.

The individual also serves as the instructor of record for the summer session introductory physics and astronomy labs. In addition, this individual is expected to teach short courses including lab safety, and occasionally teach lab courses, as needed.

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