Planetarium Director at The Ohio State University - JRID46906

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
January 31, 2014
Job Details
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Institution/Company Name: 
The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Dr. Jennifer Johnson
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The Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for its Planetarium Director position, effective Autumn Semester 2014.  The Planetarium Director will be responsible for strategic development and all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the 63-seat OSU Planetarium.  Duties include: scheduling, training of student volunteers, developing new programs, and developing laboratory exercises for general astronomy courses with the instructional faculty; teaching of approximately 4 introductory astronomy course sections per year.  

Qualified applicants are required to have a PhD in Astronomy, Physics or closely related field, experience in informal education and outreach activities and/or experience in instruction in Astronomy and/or Physics, and strong verbal and written communication skills.  Experience in management of a similar facility and experience with the Spitz SciDome projection system and its software is desirable but not essential. Above all, we seek a candidate with a strong commitment to education and broad public outreach that takes advantage of this exceptional facility.


For a full job description and to apply, please visit the Ohio State University job postings website at  The review of applications will begin 1 January 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Flexible work options available.  EEO/AA employer.  Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.

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