Assistant Professor of Astronomy

Submission Information
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: 
Small Academic
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Street Line 1: 
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a non-tenure-track position in support of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s rapidly growing astronomy program on the Daytona Beach campus.  Primary duties are to teach introductory astronomy (labs and lectures) and physics classes, and to support our regular observatory outreach events. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills are required.  

It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate with the astronomy faculty in mentoring students using the ERAU one-meter telescope and remote observing at the SARA telescopes in Arizona, Chile, and La Palma. Candidates who intend to develop independent education and/or research projects with these facilities would be a plus. 

Candidates from all astronomical fields are encouraged to apply.  ERAU astronomy faculty currently conduct research on the terrestrial and lunar atmospheres, solar system dynamics, stellar atmospheres and evolution, variable stars, and kinematics of the interstellar medium.  Preference will be given to candidates with observational and/or instrumentation experience.
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics, or a related field.

Candidates who can begin in August 2019 are especially encouraged to apply.  Applications must be submitted online at:, requisition #190123. Submissions should include a cover letter, full CV, teaching philosophy statement, and contact information for at least three professional references.  Applicants may be asked to provide a short video sample of their teaching.  Inquires may be addressed to: Dr. Terry Oswalt, Chair Department Physical Sciences,, 386-226-7571

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
commensurate with experience
Included Benefits: 

Benefits of Employment at Embry-Riddle are available at

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Terry Oswalt
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