Part-Time Instructor, Astronomy

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Las Positas College


Part-Time Instructor, Astronomy

Salary: To Be Determined Based on PT Faculty Salary Schedule Start Date: Fall 2019

Closing Date: Open Until Filled Location: Livermore, Ca 

To apply, please send required application materials by email to the contact listed below in this job announcement.


Minimum Qualifications:

(Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications to apply.) Master's degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR Bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND Master's degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysicsOR the equivalent.


Desirable Qualifications:

(Candidates with the following additional qualifications are strongly preferred.)

· Experience in astronomical research and/or completion of upper-division or graduate-level coursework in astronomy/astrophysics

· Previous experience teaching a college-level astronomy lecture and/or laboratory course LPC Astronomy courses are listed below. Coursedates and imes vary each semester.

ASTR 10 - Introduction to Astronomy: THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Introduction to history and physical principles of astronomy, focusing on our Solar System. Includes view of heavens, historicaldevelopment of scientific models of the sky, telescopes, formation and evolution of the solar system, and the possibilities for life inspace. Designed for non-majors in mathematics or physical science. A companion science laboratory, Astronomy 30L, is also available. 3 hours lecture.


ASTR 20 - Introduction to Astronomy: STARS AND THE UNIVERSE

Introduction to the st udy of stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Includes the nature of light, telescopes, spectroscopy, stellar formationand evolution, galaxies, quasars, and cosmology. Designed for non-majors in mathematics or a physical science. A companion science laboratory, Astronomy 30L, is also available. 3 hours lecture.


ASTR 30L - Introduction to Astronomy: LABORATORY  

Introduction to laboratory principles and techniques in astronomy. Includes telescope operation and measuring stellar magnitudes, spectral lines, motions of the sun,moon and planets. Prerequisite: Astronomy 10 or 20 (may be taken concurrently). 3 hours laboratory.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter electronically (as attachments) to: Dean Nan Ho,[email protected]




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Posted: 4/15/2019
Application Due: 6/14/2019
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