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Instructor of Physics and Astronomy

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Posting Details


Internal Title Instructor of Physics and Astronomy
Position Type Instructor
School/Area School of Sciences and Mathematics
Department Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( at the College of Charleston invites applications for an instructor position to begin in fall 2018. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field and have a passion for teaching undergraduate astronomy and physics courses at all levels. The teaching load is 12 contact hours per week, through a combination of lectures and labs. Factors such as outreach experience (K-12 and public), hands-on astronomical observation skills, prior undergraduate teaching experience and post-doctoral experience are desirable. This position is non-tenure track, but eligible for review in the sixth year for potential promotion to Senior Instructor, and if successful, eligible for review for renewal every seventh year.

The College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. The department currently has 17 faculty members and offers degrees in physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and meteorology.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 11/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Posting Number F2016086P
EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research and Professional Development Statement
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