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Assistant Professor in Geophysics – Job Opening

Employer: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Posted: 9 Oct 2013
Closing Date: 11/01/2013

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor in Geophysics

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad area of geophysics, with an anticipated start date in August 2014. We seek an innovative geophysicist whose research addresses significant geophysical or geological questions. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in seismology; we will also consider outstanding candidates with other geophysical expertise.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field at the time of appointment, as well as a significant record of research productivity. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program supporting M.S. and Ph.D. students, teach two to three courses per year (graduate and/or undergraduate), advise students, and perform service to the department, institute, state, national, and international Earth Science communities.

New Mexico Tech (NMT), located in the central Rio Grande valley community of Socorro, specializes in science and engineering education and research, and has a present enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Earth and Environmental Science Department (EES; has an integrated undergraduate program in Earth Science and Environmental Science and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Geophysics, Geology/Geochemistry, and Hydrology. The Department consists of 18 faculty and approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students. EES and NMT also host the on-campus IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center and EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility (, which provide logistical, instrumentation, and data support for seismological and associated research. Additional on-campus geoscience expertise includes the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (, and Petroleum Recovery Research Center ( New Mexico Tech additionally has equipment and facilities to support energy-related research and teaching, including computational resources, Landmark software, and a trailer-mounted IVI vibroseis system.

For additional information see or contact search committee chair Glenn Spinelli (spinelli[at]nmt[dot]edu).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research and teaching interests and goals, and the contact information of three references to: Geophysics Search, New Mexico Tech, Human Resources Department, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, New Mexico 87801. Official transcripts of pre-and post-graduate studies will be required if selected to interview. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2013 (email applications cannot be accepted). New Mexico Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Last Modified: 2015 May 14