The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a fixed term position as an instructor in astronomy. The primary responsibility of this position will be to teach astronomy courses, primarily introduction to astronomy. The candidate will also be encouraged to participate in the broader intellectual life of the department. A PhD in astronomy, physics, or related field is required. Previous successful experience teaching introductory astronomy courses is highly desirable. This position is to fill an immediate need, and the starting date is as soon as possible. The initial appointment will be for the 2018-2019 academic year, but an extension for a second year may be possible based on satisfactory performance and department needs.
Applications should be submitted through the MSU hiring website (http://careers.msu.edu), posting #516837. Applicants should include (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV including teaching experience, and (3) a one-page teaching statement. Please include all information in a single PDF file. At this website, applicants should also submit contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be directed to Prof. Jay Strader (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to any other member of the astronomy group. Applicants are encouraged to peruse the MSU astronomy group website (https://astro.natsci.msu.edu). MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
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