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Department and ORU Coordinator

As part of College of Letters and Science, the Department of Astronomy is a dynamic environment, offering undergraduate and graduate instruction in a wide variety of fields, including theoretical and observational astrophysics; infrared, optical, and radio astronomy; galactic structure and dynamics of stellar systems; high-energy astrophysics and cosmology; and spectroscopy. A considerable amount of research and teaching related to astronomy is done in other units at Berkeley, including the Space Science Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and the Physics Department. Various professors in the Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Engineering departments have an active interest in Astronomy.

The Department & Organized Research Unit  (ORU) Coordinator will be a focus of support for the department of Astronomy’s front office, and the CIPS and TAC ORUs. The position provides professional and analytical support in the areas of visitor coordination and reimbursements, front desk operations, event planning, assisting with annual reports, and general day to day administrative support for the department and faculty. The position is supervised by the department manager, but will also take assignments from the ORU directors and department Chair. The department of astronomy resides in the recently built Campbell Hall.

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Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) Fellowship

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Undergraduate


Summer Astronomy Teaching Opportunity at Foothill College

There is a part-time job available teaching a summer “Solar System” Astronomy Lecture Course and the accompanying Lab at Foothill College.   The summer quarter begins June 29 and ends August 6, 2015.

The 5-quarter units lecture course will be offered 4 days a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12:45 PM.

The one quarter-unit lab course will be offered 4 days a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 10:20 AM. Salary levels depend on highest degree attained and experience.

If you are interested, please e-mail a resume and a cover letter explaining your teaching philosophy and experience in offering these two courses to: Andrew Fraknoi at: fraknoiandrew@fhda.edu