Instructor/Lecturer in Astronomy at the University of Mississippi-Oxford

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Location:  Oxford, MS, USA

This position requires a master’s degree in astronomy, physics, or a related field. Duties include teaching lower division astronomy courses, developing astronomy laboratories, and teaching some astronomy labs if the need arises. The position involves CCD astrophotography of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies with our Honors College students and B.S. physics majors. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, so is the ability to organize one’s own work as well as to participate in teamwork. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education. A minimum of one (1) year of demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate astronomy at least at community college level and experience as an amateur astronomer are preferred. Applicants must be familiar with telescopes, astrophotography, and computers. Candidates must be skilled in the troubleshooting of telescopes, cameras, and laboratory instrumentation

Copies of applicant’s transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable) and current curriculum vitae must be submitted with application. Names and addresses of three references should be provided. The position is available for the Fall or Spring 2012 term. The position is initially for one year with a possibility of being extended longer term. Send applications to Prof. Don Summers at summers[AT]