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Adj Faculty Astronomy

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Astronomy



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Position Type

Adjunct Faculty


Number of openings



Job Summary

JCCC is looking for applicants for a part-time faculty position in the Astronomy Department. The ideal candidate would be expected to instruct students in lecture and/or lab for either Fundamentals of Astronomy or Astronomy. The ideal candidate would need to be able to teach face-to-face and online starting in Spring 2022. Teaching assignments could be any combination of face-to-face, online or using teleconference software like Zoom. All applications must be be submitted to the JCCC jobs portal.


Required Qualifications

Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Astronomy or Physics
Computer literacy including ability to communicate and develop teaching materials and enter grades electronically
Demonstrate familiarity with the use of appropriate computer software
Demonstrate fluency in written and oral communications
Demonstrate familiarity with the use and care of telescopes and related equipment
One year of college-level teaching experience in astronomy or physics


Preferred Qualifications

Master's or Doctorate degree in Astronomy or Physics
Community college teaching experience in astronomy or physics


Required application documents


Unofficial Transcripts


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Salary Grade Level




Competitive Rate of Pay



Overland Park Main Campus



Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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