Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Observatory Support Scientist/Engineer

Applications are invited for a position in support of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) campus observatory and astronomy program: http://observatory.db.erau.edu

The primary duties are to maintain the campus 1-m telescope and its instrumentation, to regularly update and maintain relevant software, to supervise observational astronomy classes and to support our regular observatory outreach events. Required qualifications include experience with astronomical optics and instruments and expertise in relevant programming languages. Interest in using ERAU’s guaranteed access to the SARA observatories:

http://www.saraobservatory.org

for independent research would be a plus. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in astronomy, physics, or a related field, and 3-5 years of astronomy-related work experience. The position is non-tenure-track but permanent, subject to satisfactory annual reviews. Rank may be assistant or associate professor level depending upon the candidate’s qualifications.

Candidates who can begin in January 2018 are especially encouraged to apply, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications must be submitted online at: http://www.erau.edu/jobs

Submissions must include a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three professional references.

Inquiries may be addressed to: Dr. Terry D. Oswalt, Chair Dept. Physical Sciences, (386) 226-7571; terry.oswalt@erau.edu

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