Lab Instructor in Physics and Astronomy

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, June 18, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Other
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Institution/Company: 
Colby College
Department Name: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Waterville
State/Province: 
Maine
Zip/Postal: 
04901
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a laboratory instructor with an anticipated start date in mid-August 2021. With this position, the department will consist of six tenured faculty and two continuing laboratory instructors.

Under the supervision of the Department of Physics and Astronomy Chair and in collaboration with other teaching faculty and staff, the primary focus of the position will be laboratory instruction and technical support for astronomy courses, as well as laboratory instruction for introductory physics courses. The observing facilities at Colby include a new (2016) PlaneWave 0.7 m CDK telescope, a Celestron C-14 telescope and associated instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy. The astronomy program also uses several 8” telescopes in the introductory laboratory. 

The laboratory instructor will be responsible for preparing laboratory activities and materials, setting up laboratories, directing students during laboratories, assessing student work, regular weekly maintenance and testing of the observatory, and running outreach sessions at the observatory. Typically, the laboratory instructor will teach three laboratory sections per semester and have responsibility for setup, operations, maintenance of the observatory and astronomy teaching laboratories, and direction of the observatory for community events. Secondary responsibilities include additional support for other departmental laboratories, computers, and teaching demonstrations. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

For more information and to apply, see: https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/job/Colby-College...

Application Deadline: 
Monday, June 21, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, June 21, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Attention To: 
Office of Human Resources
Institution/Company: 
Colby College
City: 
Waterville
State/Province: 
Maine
Zip/Postal Code: 
04901
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
207-859-5800
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Subject: 
Laboratory Instructor in Physics and Astronomy