[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Instructor - Director of Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
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 
university level.**

*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 


*Minimum Qualifications:*

Ph.D. in a relevant field.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

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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