Thursday, January 14, 2016

TT Assistant Professor / Planetarium Director, Angelo State TX

Department:Physics & Geosciences  
Job SummaryThe Department of Physics and Geosciences at Angelo State University invites applications for the position of Planetarium Director and Assistant Professor. This is a tenure-track position.  
DutiesThe successful candidate will oversee the planetarium budgets; the schedule of public shows and shows for regional schools; acquisition of new planetarium programming; supervision of planetarium student workers; public relations with local media outlets; routine maintenance of the planetarium, lobby displays and telescopes; and university use of the planetarium for special events or classes. The candidate will also teach undergraduate lectures and laboratories in Astronomy, maintain a program of scholarly productivity; and assist with departmental and university service. A teaching load reduction is provided for the Planetarium Director's duties.  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Five years or more of digital planetarium operation experience is desired. Experience in undergraduate teaching and in distance education is preferred. Angelo State University has a Spitz SciDome HD projection system and numerous programs for this system. Experience with this particular system is desirable. The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be dedicated to excellence in teaching students and the public.  
Physical Requirements 
QualificationsA doctorate in Physics, Astronomy, Science Education, or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.  
Preferred Qualifications: 
Required Applicant Documents:Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy  
Other Information:Three professional letters of reference should be emailed to or mailed to:

Angelo State University
Department of Physics and Geosciences
ASU Station #10904
San Angelo, TX 76909  
Posting Date:09-29-2015  
Special Instructions to Applicants: 
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
Position Number:999239  
Job Code:F0040  
Posting Number:0000930  
Expected Date of Appointment: (Faculty Only)August 22, 2016