Adjunct Instructor in Astronomy
Ohio University Eastern Campus , Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
United States

Ohio University Eastern Campus (located in St. Clairsville, Ohio) is seeking an adjunct instructor of Astronomy. Classes expected to teach, but not limited to:


ASTR 1000 “Survey of Astronomy” – General introduction to astronomy, with emphasis on the structure of the universe beyond our solar system. Topics include historical astronomy, the sun, stars, galaxies, interstellar matter, black holes, the “Big Bang” theory, and the evolution of the universe; and,


ASTR 1400 “Observational Astronomy Lab” – Experience with telescopes and locating stars, planets, and deep-sky objects in the night sky. Also covers major constellations, seasonal variations, lunar cycles, and, when appropriate, eclipses and comets.


Minimum Qualifications               

Master’s Degree in Physics or related discipline, or equivalent experience for the following courses: Astr 1000 & 1400


Preferred Qualifications               

MS or Ph.D. in physics or related discipline with evidence of university teaching effectiveness.


Department ESTRN Arts and Sciences

Pay Rate             

Job Open Date  05/29/2019

Posting Close Date         

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by July 10, 2019.


Employment Type: Intermittent Term

Job Category: Faculty - Adjunct Semester (Group III)

Months                5

Planning Unit: Regional Higher Education

Work Schedule

Campus                Eastern

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.    Angela Richcreek,

Diversity Statement       

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.


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