The Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at the University of Hawaii invites applications for a non tenure-track, full time, temporary Instructor (rank I2, 9-mo faculty) position in Astronomy. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is currently one year into a three-year process of introducing approximately, 10 new undergraduate Astronomy courses, in anticipation of the approval of new baccalaureate degrees in Astrophysics (BS) and Astronomy (BA) and their corresponding minors. This new Instructor will support the addition of these new courses. The Instructor shall be responsible for the equivalent of a four-course-load per semester, as calculated via the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy Faculty Workload guidelines. Duties include undertaking a program of teaching at least three undergraduate courses per semester, including supervising laboratory undergraduate research projects.
Minimum Qualifications: A Masters degree from a college or university of recognized standing, with major course work in Astronomy or related field; evidence of ability to teach effectively and to direct group discussions; poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications: A Ph.D. in astronomy or related field; evidence of an outstanding record of teaching at the undergraduate level; an ability to help lead and support a new undergraduate astronomy program at the University of Hawaii.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TO APPLY: Please upload a curriculum vitae (including bibliography) and a statement indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications using the on-line form at the web address https://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/apply/2013-May/Faculty-Instructor-apply.shtml. Once your application is electronically submitted you will receive a web address and password that should then be forwarded to three people who will provide letters of recommendation. All application materials must be received by July 1, 2013. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
INQUIRIES: Dr. David Sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org, ph: 808 956 5055), chair of the search committee. Note that letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the web address above, not emailed to the committee chair.
Closing date: July 01, 2013
The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. The Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) actively supports gender equity and nondiscrimination in the workplace. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.