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Instructional Specialist (On Call/Seasonal) (Multiple Positions)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Instructional Specialist (On Call/Seasonal) (Multiple Positions)
Department Astronomy (0422)
Location To Be Determined
Position Summary

The Department of Steward Observatory seeks highly motivated individuals to fill the position of Instructional Specialist. This is a non-benefits eligible, on-call position that will be assigned to work at the Astronomy Camp programs. There are multiple openings for this position. Instructors are selected by the Camp Director.

The Steward Observatory Astronomy Camp hosts residential science education programs for teenagers, educators, and adults at remote, high altitude (9200 feet) observatories on Mt. Lemmon and Kitt Peak.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Instructors are engaged in the professional content and conduct of the Camps, in operational support, and in post-Camp follow up of research projects, publications, etc.
  • Teach and mentor students in basic principles of astronomy, physics, engineering, environmental science, and computing using inquiry-based learning techniques.
  • Develop and lead all-night observing sessions with large aperture telescopes, electronic instrumentation, and image processing analysis software.
  • Assist and guide students in cooking, cleaning, hygiene, time management, etc.
  • Work extended and irregular hours and are responsible for Camp participants full-time for periods as long as eight days/nights.
  • May be required to undergo training in basic first aid, CPR, and operation of University High Occupancy Vehicles.
  • Possess outstanding academic background, work ethic, and personal characteristics including organizational and interpersonal skills, mentoring abilities, and physical stamina and motivation.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working with the Astronomy Camp programs at the University of Arizona.
  • Previous experience working at the University of Arizona.
Full Time/Part Time To be determined.
Number of Hours Worked per Week TBD
Job Category Seasonal
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.50 - $15.366 Per Hour (DOE)
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S21332
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 05/09/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Susan Warner

Open Date 04/04/2016
Review Start Date 04/29/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, four years of progressively responsible instructional or subject work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents