The Department of Physical Sciences at Kutztown University invites applications for a one-year, full-time temporary faculty position in Astronomy beginning August 2013. A Master of Science degree is required; Ph. D. in Astronomy or a closely related field is preferred. Candidate must have a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities will include both lecture and laboratory sections consisting of twenty-four contact hours per academic year. Preference will be given to candidates willing and able to integrate current pedagogy into laboratory and general education lectures and participate in the ongoing public outreach and undergraduate research programs.
The successful candidate will contribute to the new Astronomy Track within the B.S. Physics program and will enjoy access to our 24 inch (0.61 meter) RC optical telescope and CCD photometry (UBVRI) system in our on-campus observatory, as well as our state-of-the-art digital planetarium and surveying/GPS systems. Current faculty include a stellar astronomer and a planetary scientist in an active research group working on eclipsing binary stars, mass transfer, stellar evolution & magnetic activity, Martian climate history, and planetary surface processes. The program is heavily involved in outreach efforts that utilize the planetarium and observatory and serve the community, provide programs to local schools, and integrate science into the K-12 curriculum.
Submit a hard copy of application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to the Chairperson of the Astronomy Search Committee, Department of Physical Sciences, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530. Electronic documents will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin Feb. 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Kutztown University is an AA/EOE member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minorities. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.