Deputy Director for Technology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Lowell Observatory
Street Line 1: 
1400 W Mars Hill Road
City: 
Flagstaff
State/Province: 
Arizona
Zip/Postal: 
86001
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Lowell Observatory invites applications for the position of Deputy Director for Technology (DDT), a member of Lowell’s leadership team. S/he will supervise Lowell’s technical staff and will assume principal responsibility for the management, operation, and development of Lowell’s observing facilities and informational technology (IT) systems. Requirements for this position include (1) an advanced degree in astronomy, physics, engineering, or closely related field, and (2) experience building, maintaining, and/or operating research-grade astronomical telescopes, instrumentation, and observing sites.

The DDT will play a lead role in ensuring that (1) the Observatory’s technical resources are appropriate to the projects being undertaken, (2) the prioritization of technical projects is aligned with the Observatory’s scientific and outreach missions and long-term strategic goals, and is understood and supported throughout the organization and across Lowell’s partner institutions, and (3) projects undertaken are adequately supported and completed in a timely fashion. The DDT also provides the vision for the future of the technological assets of Lowell Observatory.

Lowell operates telescopes at three sites: its main Mars Hill campus (both research and public viewing telescopes), Anderson Mesa (including 1.1-meter, 0.9-meter, and 0.6-meter telescopes, as well as the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer), and Happy Jack (the 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope). Lowell also operates a well-equipped instrument shop that supports projects from design and development of modern instrumentation to restoration and preservation of historic observing facilities such as Percival Lowell’s 24” Alvan Clark refractor and the Pluto discovery telescope.

A start date of November 1, 2018 is strongly preferred. Please see the complete announcement and application instructions at the website link. 

Included Benefits: 

Benefits Overview: In addition to 10 scheduled paid holidays, Lowell Observatory offers a Flexible Paid Time Off policy for all full-time, benefit eligible employees which allows you determine how much time you need to rest and enjoy yourself outside of work. The cost of premiums for medical, life & Long term disability insurances for benefit eligible employees is 100% paid by the company, and includes a contribution to either an H.S.A or HRA account for first dollar medical expenses.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, August 6, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
Lowell Observatory
Street Line 1: 
1400 W Mars Hill Road
City: 
Flagstaff
State/Province: 
Arizona
Zip/Postal Code: 
86001
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
9282333290
Email: 
humanresources@lowell.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jeff Hall - Director
Subject: 
Deputy Director for Technology
Email: 
jhall@lowell.edu