The Department of Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysical Institute at Ohio University is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor in Astronomy/Astrophysics.
The individual hired to this position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate astronomy and physics courses and is expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and public outreach mission of the Astrophysical Institute. The appointment will begin August 27, 2012 for a period of one year, with renewal for additional years contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Ohio University is a public institution with an enrollment of 21,000 students. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has 27 permanent faculty and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a PhD in physics with a concentration in astrophysics. The University and the Department are committed to excellence in teaching at all levels. Ohio University is a partner in the MDM Observatory, and members of the Astrophysical Institute maintain a vigorous program of theoretical and multi-wavelength observational research.
Applicants for the position should have completed a PhD by August 2012 in astronomy or a closely related field. Please apply to this position through the Ohio University website and submit a cover letter with a statement of teaching interests, a curriculum vitae and names of at least three individuals who can be contacted to provide letters of reference. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
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