Salary: Up to $55,851.80 (final salary dependent upon education and experience)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico is searching for a full-time Teaching Lab Supervisor. This position requires a background in physics or a closely related field. The Lab Supervisor will be responsible for providing technical support in upper division undergraduate/graduate physics laboratory classes, namely Electronics, Junior, Senior, and Optics labs, and for maintaining general lab equipment as well as computers. The individual will participate in the development of new experiments (including lab guides and documentation) across these laboratories and participate in the upper division undergraduate/graduate lab committee. The Lab Supervisor will also be responsible for helping with the maintenance of, and improvements to, equipment used in lower division labs and demos used in lectures. The individual also serves as the instructor of record for the summer session introductory physics and astronomy labs. Other areas of responsibility include oversight and management of a small spectroscopy lab, teaching short courses including lab and laser safety, and occasionally performing other duties with the same general qualifications, as needed.
The desired start date is November 1, 2021, but negotiable.
Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Some graduate-level coursework and research experience in Physics, Astrophysics, or a closely related field
Experience in electronics, instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and computer interfacing
Competence and interest in participating in the development of upper division undergraduate/graduate physics labs
Competence and interest in working with students
For complete job requirements and to apply, please go to https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ (posting number req16264). A complete application consists of the following items:
A cover letter that addresses how your qualifications and experience match the preferred qualifications
A resume that includes a complete work history, including beginning and end dates for each position and details of the duties and responsibilities performed
The names and contact information for at least three supervisory references – please include this information on your resume or in a separate file; be sure to indicate whether it is okay to contact your current supervisor
For best consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Additional Salary Information: Final salary dependent upon education and experience
Internal Number: req16264
About University of New Mexico
The University of New Mexico is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico, as well as a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is partnering with ADVANCE at UNM, an NSF Institutional Transformation grant, to help recruit and retain an excellent and diverse faculty.
UNM is located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse metropolitan area of over a half million residents that has been listed as one of the best small cities in the U.S. by National Geographic Traveler. The city has a rich culture and a location offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. The University is located within one hour of Santa Fe, three hours of Taos, and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges, which offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing, and other outdoor activities.
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