Senior Lab instructor position in Astronomy, University of Victoria

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, invites applications for the position of Senior Lab instructor in Astronomy.

Job Summary
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers multiple undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and its members conduct internationally recognized research in several fields of physics and astronomy. The Department runs a range of courses in astronomy designed for students intending to major in the field, as well as courses for students in a variety of other programs. The Department also manages an on-campus observatory, housing a new 0.8m telescope, which is utilized to provide experiential learning and research opportunities in laboratory components of astronomy courses.

This position has as its primary function, to develop, coordinate and participate in the teaching of the undergraduate lab program in astronomy. This entails management, maintenance, and development of the observatory and related equipment. The position has overall responsibility for the astronomy lab program, and coordination of the labs run by other lab instructors and Teaching Assistants, and reports to the Physics and Astronomy Laboratory Supervisor. Expertise in astronomy, and astronomical instrumentation, is required.

Job Requirements:
The minimum qualification is a Master’s degree in Astronomy or related fields. Superior oral communication skills are also required, along with the ability to work non-standard hours, as certain astronomy labs are run in the evening.

Additional Information: 992723-PHYS-2016-Senior Lab Instructor Astronomy-SG10
Apply at: https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1360

CLOSING DATE: 4pm PST on March 8, 2016.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives and Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at gwongsne@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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