Overview

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Duluth is soliciting applications for a term position in Astronomy to begin in the 2018-2019 academic year, at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level. This is a one-year, annually renewable position. The position will be split between lecturing duties (65%) and overseeing the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium (35%). The teaching component consists of two (3-unit) undergraduate courses per semester in courses such as introductory, general, and observational astronomy. The Marshall Alworth Planetarium consists of a 30′ dome with a full-dome digital projector running Uniview and a Spitz A3P Star Machine. The planetarium is an important part of UMD’s education and outreach goals, averaging 8,000 visitors per year. Duties will include overseeing the student staff, planning and coordinating programming, and maintaining the facility. The planetarium also owns and operates a “GeoDome” portable planetarium for regional outreach.

At the start of employment, the successful candidate will have completed a MS (for the Instructor position) or a PhD (for the Assistant Professor position) or equivalent in Astronomy, Physics, or a closely related discipline. Prior teaching experience and planetarium experience is desired. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to astronomy education and outreach at all levels.

For more information on the position, the planetarium, and our department, please visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs , and search on job I.D.s 322506 (Instructor) and 322514 (Assistant Professor), or contact Jay Austin ( jaustin@d.umn.edu).