Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment. University of Washington faculty participates in teaching, research, and service.
We are seeking to fill up to two part-time lecturer positions in the Astronomy department at the University of Washington. Applicants should have a proven track record of publications in leading scientific journals. The successful applicant will be currently focused on excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education for a diverse student population and will be expected to contribute to academic strategic planning, management, and administration as required. Applicants must have experience independently developing and teaching classes across a range of sizes and modalities, and are required to have demonstrated success and a record of innovative teaching in delivering large (>250) in-person and online classes of 100 or more students. Outside of the classroom, successful applicants will be expected to help support outreach and our undergraduate research program: these opportunities include UW in the High School, Pre-Major in Astronomy Program (Pre-MAP), the department’s campus and mobile planteraria, undergraduate classes in outreach, public observing nights, and maintenance of and visits to the teaching telescope at UW’s Mantash Ridge Observatory (MRO). Strong preference will, therefore, be given to applicants with direct experience operating and maintaining similar equipment to the department’s planetarium, mobile planetarium, MRO, and supporting students and the community outside the classroom. Experience in grant management is strongly desired as applicants must also be able to help manage grants that are associated with student development, and the Manatash Ridge Observatory.
Applications, including a cover curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and may be addressed to “Whom it may concern.” Priority will be given to applications received prior to December 12, 2017.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.