Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College
The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College (members of the 7-member Claremont Colleges Consortium) seeks to hire an Experimental-Physics Education Specialist, starting July 1, 2021. The position combines three essential tasks: (1) managing laboratory operations, (2) pedagogical laboratory development, and (3) teaching instructional physics labs, and depending on departmental needs and qualifications of the candidate, lecture courses such as introductory or upper-division offerings. We seek a passionate teacher of undergraduates with broad interdisciplinary interests to join our ongoing effort to update and expand our experimental physics curriculum, and to lead the modernization of our introductory physics labs for non-majors. Applicants from all areas of experimental physics and/or affiliated, interdisciplinary fields such as biophysics and engineering are welcomed. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field. Prior experience teaching and/or designing inquiry-based physics labs is preferred. A working knowledge of basic electronics, instrumentation, and physics equipment typically used in introductory undergraduate physics labs is required. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute pedagogical content from their field of expertise to the upper-division experimental-physics curriculum. The Experimental-Physics Education Specialist is an exempt, 12-month, full-time staff position with benefits.
Keck Science is an integrative science department composed of faculty and staff in biology, chemistry, environmental science, neuroscience, and physics. The physics discipline also oversees an active 3-2 pre-engineering program. The Claremont Colleges are situated in the Los Angeles basin in the charming town of Claremont, 35 miles east of downtown LA, and are within a one-hour drive of Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside. Please apply online at: https://theclaremontcolleges.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SCR_Career_Staff/job/SCR---Keck-Science/Experimental-Physics-Education-Specialist_REQ-2846. Upload (i) a cover letter describing your background, experience, and interest in the position, (ii) a c.v. which includes a list of your relevant instrumentation, electronics, and/or technical skills; (iii) a succinct statement discussing your teaching experience and pedagogy relating to undergraduate experimental physics; (iv) a statement outlining your philosophy for fostering an inclusive educational environment for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds; and (v) the names and e-mail addresses of three or more references, at least two of whom can address teaching experiences and/or pedagogy, and at least one of whom can address technical skills and/or research proficiencies. Please have your references upload reference letters to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin Feb. 20, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Scot Gould at email@example.com (please put “Education Specialist” in the subject line).
The W. M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourage applications from women and from members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.
About The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges
The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges houses the biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science faculty for three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, and offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in both natural and physical sciences.
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