Instructor of Space Science/Star Theater Director

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Morehead State University
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Search Extended. Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report. MSU continues to strive toward becoming an even greater institution while making a lasting impact on the students of Eastern Kentucky and beyond. We are always looking for quality employees to help the University be the best public regional university in the South. We are accepting applications for a full-time, fixed-term position as Instructor of Space Science/Star Theater Director in the Space Science Center.

Responsibilities: The Instructor Space Science/Star Theater Director teaches courses as needed or assigned in astronomy, space science, space systems development, and astronautical engineering. The Instructor Space Science/Star Theater Director manages the Star Theater, directs and oversees activities hosted in the theater as well as develops, implements, and manages education and public outreach activities for the Space Science Center. The Instructor Space Science/Star Theater Director supports the Space Science Center's research and development projects and space mission operations.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Earth or space science, astronomy, physics, science education or a closely related discipline, or at least 18 graduate credit hours in one of the disciplines. Experience with graphical software systems, high performance computers, servers and digital electronics is also required. Dynamic presentation and communication skills and a positive team oriented attitude is required.

Desired Qualifications: Experience in planetaria operation or management, experience with planetaria software systems, and experience in the production of planetarium shows is desired. Experience in programming in software languages including HTML, PHP, Java, Basic, and experience in developing applets in these languages is also desirable. Experience in grants and contract development from state or federal agencies is also desirable. PhD in astronomy, astronautical engineering, space science or related discipline is desirable.

Review of new applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit:, complete the MSU Application for Employment and upload a cover letter, a resume with contact information for three references, and three reference letters. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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