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Instructor (Physics & Astronomy) (#86382) Position Description

The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, College of Natural & Health Sciences, position number 86382, non-tenure track, general funds, full-time, 9-month, renewable-type appointment dependent on performance and/or funding. Appointment to begin approximately January 2019, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Teach undergraduate lecture courses in physics and astronomy as needed; work closely with all faculty members in coordinating and teaching physics laboratory courses; teach astronomy lab courses involving the use of astronomical telescopes; participate actively in department programs and initiatives; advise and counsel students.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters (or equivalent) in physics, astronomy, or related
area from an accredited university; one year of experience teaching of physics or
astronomy as the lead instructor, at the undergraduate level.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years of experience teaching physics and astronomy at the undergraduate level; demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate physics labs or lectures; experience with teaching and learning strategies focused on active participation of
students; experience with telescopes and astronomical instruments in order to support students with astronomical observations on Maunakea (including small, portable telescopes); experience with UNIX and Windowsbased operating systems and modern programming language(s); instructional interests which complement existing department course offerings and activities; ability to enthusiastically attract students to the field of physics or astronomy including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM fields; successful experience working with a diverse faculty and student body; experience and/or strong commitment working in multicultural and diverse settings and with Native Hawaiian and/or other Indigenous populations.

Pay Range

Commensurate with training and experience

Applications (How to Apply)

For application instructions and to submit an application, please visit NEOGOV. and search for either Instructor of Physics & Astronomy or #86382. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

Inquiries (General)

Kathy Cooksey;

Please refer to position #86382 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

December 20, 2018

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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