Friday, December 16, 2016

TT, LaGuardia CC, NY

The Department of Natural Sciences at LaGuardia Community College seeks to fill one tenure-track faculty position in Astronomy/Physics at the Assistant Professor rank for an individual with a firm commitment to teaching and research.

Direct interaction with students in lectures, laboratory sessions, and advising is expected. A 27-hour annual teaching load includes astronomy, astrobiology, and physics classes in addition to laboratories and other courses according to interest and need. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to LaGuardia Community College's astronomy outreach program.

The appointee will participate in developing new courses and revising existing curriculum to meet the needs of our expanding department. Development of a viable research program and grant writing are expected. Student mentoring in undergraduate research projects is strongly encouraged. The duties also include effective participation in departmental, school, college, and university-wide activities. LaGuardia emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused environment. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to work with a diverse population.

The successful candidate will share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.
The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics or Astrobiology. The candidate will be expected to establish a research program. Evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals and grant-writing experience are preferred. The candidate will be required to show demonstrated evidence of successful teaching, scholarship, and the ability to cooperate with others.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
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