University of North Dakota invites applications for appointment as the General Physics Laboratory Manager in the Department of Physics & Astrophysics. The main duty of the position is to manage undergraduate physics laboratories accompanying freshman through senior-level physics & astrophysics classes. Job tasks include, but not limited to, coordinating lab schedules with course instructors, setting up equipment prior to scheduled laboratory sections, maintaining laboratory equipment in working order, properly track and store laboratory equipment, ordering consumables, working with university IT professionals to keep laboratory computers up to date and functioning, developing and revising laboratory experiments and manuals as needed, training, scheduling, and managing graduate teaching assistants (TAs) including monitoring of performance as directed by the department chair, and conducting weekly TA meetings.
In addition, the laboratory manager is required to teach two laboratory sections each semester during the regular academic year (fall and spring) and should be available to fill in for a TA in the event of illness or other emergencies. Furthermore, the laboratory manager would serve as a resource person for above mentioned courses. For a more complete description of this position, visit the job posting at the University of North Dakota Careers site.
Preferred starting date is June 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications and will not be less than $45,000/year.
To apply for full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59 PM on April 26, 2021 and must include the following materials: cover letter, resume/CV, list of at least three references (including contact information). To submit an application, visit the job posting at the University of North Dakota Careers site.
Minimum qualifications: M.S. degree in physics, six months experience working in an experimental research laboratory environment at least as a graduate student, at least two years of experience in teaching introductory physics laboratories, successful completion of criminal history records check.
Qualifications preferred: Ph.D. in physics, 2 years of experience teaching physics laboratories, working knowledge and experience with computer systems and electronic instruments.
Required competencies include, but not limited to, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to operate equipment normally found in physics teaching laboratories, ability and willingness to learn new technologies, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills along with ability to take initiative, ability to work in a detail-oriented atmosphere, ability to effectively and positively interact with all constituents (teaching assistants, faculty, students, staff and public), and excellent problem-solving skills.
The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Internal Number: 2924823
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