Tenure-Track Astronomy Instructor

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Orange Coast College
Department Name: 
Street Line 1: 
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Orange Coast College (OCC) is a large community college located in the heart of Orange County, California. We are seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Astronomy commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment includes all courses taught in the Astronomy department. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities; assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
Our department offers an Associate of Science degree in Astronomy, with a range of courses, from introductory surveys to a sophomore-level astrophysics class. Our day and evening laboratory courses teach students to set-up and use Dobsonians, solar telescopes, and computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. We are extremely active in public outreach, which includes hosting observing events for the community and bringing astronomy to local schools. Our new planetarium complex will open in the near future and become a destination for OCC and K-12 students, the general public, and our campus community. The department, through an anonymous donor, has recently opened the "Astronomy House", an innovative, multipurpose space that promotes curiosity and camaraderie among students. This unique facility, with its welcoming and comfortable ambiance, empowers all students to pursue academic thought and discourse with enthusiasm.

Interested applicants must complete the online application (link provided under "Apply to Job"). The link also provides the complete job description, desired qualifications, and information about benefits.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$52394.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$89326.00 (USD)
$3056.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Values based on 2018-19 salary schedule. Stipend for possession of doctorate degree.
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Human Resources
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Jerome Fang