Assistant Professor in Bio-Photonics University of New Mexico Department of Physics and Astronomy
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.
PhD in Physics, Optical Sciences, or a related field by date of appointment (August 10, 2020)
Postdoc experience in physics, optical sciences or related area.
Demonstrated research interests at the intersection between optics and biology.
Demonstrated potential to develop a strong, well-funded research program at the intersection between optics and biology.
Potential for interdisciplinary research collaborations focused on biological systems.
Potential for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in Physics and Astronomy and Optical Science and Engineering.
Ability to mentor diverse students at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
Commitment to contribute to the shared responsibilities of the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the OSE program.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
Applicants must submit an application through UNM Jobs at https://hr.unm.edu/unmjobs (posting number req10404). A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a statement of research interests and goals, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent according to the special instructions located in the posting at the above website. For best consideration, applications and letters of reference must be received by December 2, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will start in mid-December, 2019. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Keith Lidke, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: req10404
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.