Job Opportunity: Planetarium Director, Delta State University

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Delta State University is looking for a planetarium director for the Wiley Planetarium, a 3D Digistar 6 installation.


Delta State University is a four-year public university with approximately 3400 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland, MS. DSU recently renovated the mathematics and sciences building, including the Wiley planetarium.

The Division of Mathematics and Sciences at DSU invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Astronomy and all levels of undergraduate physics. Candidates in all areas of astronomy and physics will be considered. The teaching load is typically 12 credit hours per semester.

In addition, the physics faculty manage and operate the Wiley Planetarium along with its outreach programs. This includes new program development and new content development. The planetarium consists of a 9m dome with a 3-D Digistar 6 system.

Other divisional duties include advising students, maintaining an active research agenda, and serving on divisional, college, and university-wide committees.

The final mix of duties for the successful candidate will depend on their experience, capabilities and interests. Strong teaching skills are required and prior teaching experience is desirable.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field, strong communication skills, and a commitment to both teaching and research. Prior teaching experience and post-doctoral research are desirable.

A one-year probationary period may be considered for candidates who anticipate completing their Ph.D. within the year.

To learn more and apply, visit the Delta State University website.

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