Pennsylvania State University Part Time Astronomy Instructor in Monaca, Pennsylvania
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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
At this time, Penn state Beaver Astronomy Department is accepting submissions for Fall 2021 semester for astronomy, specifically an introductory course for non-science majors of the ASTRONOMICAL UNIVERSE providing a broad introduction to Astronomy with qualitative descriptions of the varied contents of the universe including planets, the Sun and other stars, exoplanets, red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, supernovae, galaxies, dark matter, and more. The course will explore how these objects form and change and interact, how the whole universe formed and changes (cosmology), and where Earth fits in the vast scheme of things. Students will learn how our relative place, orientation, and motion in space dictate our changing view of the sky (daily and yearly sky motions, phases of the moon) and conditions on Earth (arctic, tropics, and seasonal changes). Descriptions will build upon the basic physics of gravity, light, and atoms, and will be discussed in the context of the process of science as a robust and self-correcting way of learning and knowing that relies on making and testing predictions by gathering evidence. The goal of this course is to cover most of the areas of modern astronomy at a level which requires only basic mathematics.
A master`s degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution is required and prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. A teaching demonstration may be required as part of the on-campus interview. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references (including email addresses if available). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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