Physics Teaching Laboratory Manager
Department of Physics
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Connecticut
Job Summary: The Department of Physics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at the University of Connecticut seeks qualified applicants for a manager of high-enrollment laboratory courses in physics and astronomy. Under the supervision of the Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Education, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of teaching lab management (lower and upper division); coordinating with faculty for all labs, including preparation and revision of lab manuals; trouble-shooting and development of teaching lab experiments; training and supervision of teaching assistants; and development of grading policy and teaching assistants (TAs) evaluation methods. Duties also include: equipment maintenance and repair with lab technician’s assistance; purchase of equipment and supplies; scheduling of teaching labs; supervision of lab technicians; and responsibility for budget management of multiple accounts used to support all the teaching labs. Administrative duties include: enrollment management of laboratory courses; supervision of lab support personnel in physics and astronomy courses; general laboratory infrastructure management; and related duties as assigned.
The successful applicant must interact positively with a large and diverse group of faculty, staff assistants, teaching assistants, undergraduate students, and University administrative personnel. Along with interested faculty, the lab manager is expected to seek federal grant funding for research related to undergraduate education and to assist faculty in the design and operations of the advanced physics teaching labs.
- D., or equivalent, in physics, physics education, or astronomy.
- At least two years teaching lab and/or research lab experience.
- Familiarity with modern lab equipment.
- Supervisory experience.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and requests at the same time.
- Interest and experience in modern teaching methods, including the design and implementation of studio, or scale-up, courses for introductory physics classes.
- Interest and experience in outreach activities.
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits located at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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