Observatory Education Scientist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Western Kentucky University
Department Name: 
Physics Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1906 College Heights Blvd
City: 
Bowling Green
State/Province: 
KY
Zip/Postal: 
42101
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Observatory Education Scientist
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western Kentucky University invites applications for the position of Observatory Education Scientist. Minimum qualifications include a MS in Physics, Astronomy or a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in ground based astronomical observatory operations and automation, maintenance and use of related software and hardware, and public outreach/K-16 education utilizing hands on and remote observatories. They will be expected to take a leading role and actively participate in observatory operations, maintenance and upgrades, observatory E/PO activities and research activities utilizing the 12.5 in on-campus observatory, the 0.7m Bell Observatory and the 1.3m Robotically Controlled Telescope (RCT) at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Teaching and engaging undergraduate students in research activities will be strongly encouraged and supported. Further details about the department can be found at http://www.wku.edu/physics.

Review of applications will begin January 24, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. To read the full text of the position announcement and apply go to https://www.wku.edu/hr/careers/index.php?sort=relevant&q=Observatory#jobs.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$48000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$51600.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Michael Carini
Title: 
Department Chair
Institution/Company: 
Western Kentucky University
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
1906 College Heights Blvd.
City: 
Bowling Green
State/Province: 
KY
Zip/Postal Code: 
42101
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
270-745-6198
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Michael Carini
Subject: 
Observatory Education Scientist