Astronomer-in-Residence in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Archive Date: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Boise State University
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
1910 University Drive
City: 
Boise
State/Province: 
ID
Zip/Postal: 
83725
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for an astronomer-in-residence (AIR) to lead outreach in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve (https://idahodarksky.org/) in 2022. The AIR program is part of a NASA Science Activation project, the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve STEM Network (CIDSRSN) led by Prof. Brian Jackson of Boise State University. 

The AIR is analogous to an artist-in-residence: they will spend 4 weeks (dates negotiable) in CIDSR, hosting public lectures, stargazing, etc. Actual activities are flexible, but hosting two events per week is reasonable. UCLA has partnered with us to conduct light pollution studies, so plans to help with that are encouraged. The AIR will have logistical support from Boise State. 

Travel, lodging, and a $3k honorarium are provided. Hotel Ketchum (https://www.hotelketchum.com/) has agreed to provide a room, but other arrangements possible. The AIR will be a contractor for Boise State and may continue their day job (remotely). If an in-person residency becomes untenable, it will be rescheduled. Applications from all career stages welcome, but preference given to those with outreach experience.

Send this info directly to [email protected]:

  • Curriculum vitae with catalog of outreach experience
  • Statement (2 pages) of outreach interests and plans - An emphasis on inclusive outreach is a positive.
  • Contact info for 3 references

Complete applications that arrive by 2022 Jan 7 will receive full consideration with offer by end of Jan 2022. Questions or feedback to [email protected].

Pay Compensation
Stipend: 
$3000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

N/A

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 7, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Brian Jackson
Title: 
Associate Professor
Institution/Company: 
Boise State University
Department Name: 
Physics
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Brian Jackson
Subject: 
Astronomer-in-Residence