[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Instructor - Director of Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado
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Fri Sep 23 07:12:48 MDT 2016
*Senior Instructor - Director of Fiske Planetarium*
University of Colorado
Senior Instructor - Director of Fiske Planetarium-06891
*Description of Department:*
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS) at the
University of Colorado is affiliated with several research centers and
institutes and offers a diverse set of resources for teaching and
research, including access to observational, instrumental, and
theoretical facilities.Current planetary faculty members in APS are
associated with space flight missions, including Cassini, MESSENGER,
MAVEN, Juno, and the Emirates Mars Mission.
The Fiske planetarium is a 210-seat planetarium equipped with a
state-of-the-art 8K x 8K digital projection system. Its current staff
has expertise in science education and digital content development,
allowing the production of new, professional-quality planetarium
content. Its primary mission is serving the students and faculty of the
University of Colorado, in astronomy and other disciplines. Its
secondary mission is serving the public via offerings in the sciences
and arts, including an extensive K-12 program. A number of Fiske
productions are nationally and internationally distributed. The
University of Colorado is a national leader in science teaching at the
*Overview of Job Duties:*
The Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences (APS) invites
applications for the position of Director of the Fiske Planetarium,
starting in June 2017. This is initially a 3-year non-tenure-track
appointment with the possibility of renewal thereafter. The position
will be a Senior Instructor position in APS, and will require teaching
undergraduate astronomy classes. The Fiske Director has overall
responsibility for the direction of Fiske, and for the management of 8
professional staff and approximately 30 student employees. The Fiske
Director reports to the Chair of APS. The Director is expected to
develop and implement a robust program of science education and public
outreach using the planetarium’s technical capabilities and the academic
expertise available in the university environment.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women,
racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and
veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request
for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator
athr-ada at colorado.edu <mailto:hr-ada at colorado.edu>.
The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder
County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and
excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by
Ph.D. in a relevant field.
Experience in undergraduate astronomy education, management, and writing
grants is preferred. Expertise in planetarium technology is an asset,
but not required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on
December 15, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is
filled.If you have technical difficulties submitting application
information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200,
extension 2 or cucareershelp at cu.edu. All other job related inquiries
should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.Application
Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Additional Attachments -
Refer to Application Materials Instructions BelowApplication Materials
Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this
posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers with the following naming convention
“LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV:
1. Current curriculum vitae.
2. Letter of application.
3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide
letters of recommendation upon invitation.
4. List of publications
5. Short Description of professional interests
Applicants must submit all required documents to this posting in order
to receive full consideration for the position, and complete the
Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form. Cover Letter
should outline your research specializations and teaching interests. CV
should include a list of publications.
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