Astronomy and Space Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geoscience
The University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for a full-time Teaching Support Manager responsible for leadership and innovation of undergraduate labs. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty to update and enhance lab experiences offered to students in major and general education courses in Astronomy and Astrophysics and Geophysical Sciences. The duties associated with this position include designing and improving labs and lecture demonstrations; assisting students with experimental techniques, proper use of equipment and interpretation of data; providing training and pedagogical support to teaching assistants; maintaining computer hardware and software; managing equipment, supplies and documentation for all experiments; and participating in departmental/divisional committees tasked with curricular matters. Depending on interest and experience, lecture duties may be assigned. The complete position description can be viewed at Teaching Support Manager.
Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline.
Three to five years of related experience.
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level in physics or a related discipline.
Background in experimental science, preferred.
Extensive direct experience in developing student laboratories, preferred.
Experience with astronomical observations, preferred.
Lecture experience, preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
High level of technical skill and physics knowledge.
Programming and software skills, e.g., C/C++, python, Arduino, and data acquisition.
Interest in STEM undergraduate education for both majors and non-majors.
At least two years of experience maintaining computer hardware and software.
Hands-on physics laboratory skills.
Applications should be submitted to https://goo.gl/euc5yx for consideration and should include 1) a resume or curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) contact information and 4) statement of teaching philosophy (optional).
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About The University of Chicago
Research in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago covers a broad range of topics, including the Sun and solar-like stars, cosmic rays, the chemical origin of meteorites and comets, interstellar matter, the birth of stars, the death of stars and nucleosynthesis, high energy and relativistic astrophysics, the origins and dynamics of galaxies, and cosmology. The activities involve theoretical, experimental, and observational programs among a community of faculty members from the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Geophysical Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics, with connections to Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.