Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Penn State University
University Park
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position (non-tenure track) to begin in Fall 2019. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of renewal. The position will offer benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities will include teaching 3 courses per semester, advising undergraduate majors, and serving on the department’s undergraduate program committee. The courses include both classroom and online formats. The Department engages in extensive outreach activities for the community and for specific audiences. Every summer, these include a four-night festival of astronomy, two workshops for in-service teachers, and a "Road Scholar" program for older adults. In addition, numerous programs for K-12 students in the community are held year-round. The successful candidate will assist the department organizers with these activities.

A Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics is preferred, a PhD in a related field with strong astronomy teaching experience will be considered. Experience teaching pre-service or in-service teachers and/or experience in astronomy education research is also preferred. Planetarium presentations and volunteer training experience will be considered.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/88091 and include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience and interests as well as research interests, and a list of publications. In addition, please request three reference letters be sent to Ms. Laurie Dasher (astro-jobs@psu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about our undergraduate and outreach programs, visit http://astro.psu.edu/.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Christopher Palma
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