AS102OC3: Astronomy II: Journey through the cosmos
Faculty/Academic Area :
Faculty of Science
Physics & Computer Science
Spring: May 1 – August 31
OC (Online Learning Course)
Hours per week/Hours Total :
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Position Summary : A journey beyond our Solar System to develop a modern understanding of other stars, galaxies and the structure, origin and fate of the universe. Includes an introduction to basic concepts of relativity and quantum mechanics, lives of stars, evolution of galaxies, Hubble’s law and the Big Bang. Objects such as black holes, supernovae, pulsars, dark matter and wormholes are encountered and studied along the way.
Qualifications – Required :
Qualifications – Discipline :
Physics or Astronomy
Application Deadline :
February 9, 2018
Submit with Application :
Required for All Applicants
Required for External Applicants
Names and Contact Information for Referees
Evidence of Good Teaching
Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)
Applicants must submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree with application. Applications not containing verification of highest degree, unless already on file with the university, will not be considered
This appointment is in accordance with the Part-time Contract Academic Staff Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.
Posted on : January 23, 2018
Posting Ends : February 9, 2018
Please Note : For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3
Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Part-time Contract Academic Staff (CAS) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.
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