Friday, May 6, 2016

SR. Lecture Coordinator, Arizona State

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Requisition ID22319BR
ASU Job TitleLaboratory Coordinator Sr
Job TitleLecture Coordinator, Sr
Campus/LocationCampus: Tempe
Job FamilyResearch & Laboratory
Department NamePhysics Department
Scope of SearchOpen
Grant Funded PositionThis is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Salary Range$36,960 - $47,000 per year; DOE
Close Date23-May-2016
Job DescriptionOversees and coordinates the operational activities in the lecture classrooms and physics demonstration prep room. Ensures that all equipment used in the presentation of lectures is setup and functioning properly and that any requested demonstrations are likewise setup and in proper working order. Based on interaction with instructors recommends or develops new demonstrations and works with ASU workshop to built them. Supervises student workers as assigned.
Essential Duties
  • Sets up and/or oversees the setup of classroom lecture equipment prior to lectures.  This includes physics demonstrations, computers, document cameras, overhead projectors, microphones, laser pointers, and anything else an instructor may require for lectures.
  • Based on communication with instructors plans and allocates demonstration resources to meet the requirements of the instructors.
  • Recommends, modifies, or purchases demonstration equipment to meet the requirement of presenting instructors.
  • Supervises, schedules, and trains student workers in the basic setup of lecture equipment, safety procedures in the demonstration lab, and demonstration equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain the lecture demonstrations, catalog and store demonstrations according to the PIRA Demonstration Bibliography, instruct professors in the proper and safe use of new demonstrations.
  • Maintain a current and accurate demonstration inventory in the online database.
  • Will be responsible for chemical and hazardous waste inventories and for maintaining university laboratory safety requirements in lecture areas.
  • Inventories, orders and restocks supplies used by instructors during classroom presentations as needed.
  • Will be the liaison between the department and university support when a problem arises in the classroom related to university equipment or environmental conditions.
  • Prepares and coordinates department public event (Night of the Open Door), which included training the presenters, set up the demo program, works with the department to purchase materials for the event.
  •  Participates in collective PIRT projects such ad Freshman Welcome, Homecoming Red Carpet Day and etc. Works with SPS students to prepare demonstrations for outreach program, trains SPS students to present them. Works with the professors to prepare for an outreach events. 
Minimum QualificationsMaster's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one year related laboratory experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years laboratory or related experience; OR, Seven years of laboratory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Desired Qualifications
  • Evidence of a Bachelor's degree in physics and three years experience in the laboratory or education environment or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with setting up physics demonstrations and the physics teaching environment. Knowledge of the PIRA Demonstration Bibliography.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and image/video processing programs such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere or similar.
  • Experience with coordinating outreach programs and public physics demo events.
  • Experience in the use of basic hand and power tools.
  • Experience in the use of electronic testing equipment, such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Windows and Apple operating systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic video and still camera operations.
  • Evidence of effective communication, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in working in a higher education environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications(word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Access)
Working Environment
Laboratory and Lecture environment.
Department StatementThe Department of Physics is now: Ranked in the top 20 physics schools in the west. Doctoral program is ranked 50th in the nation. A world leader in microscopy and diffraction methods. Our commitment is first and foremost to developing the highest quality programs and research opportunities for students engaged in the study of physics. Physics faculty here at ASU are among the finest researchers, teachers and mentors in the field today. We are a leader in physics research of solid state phenomena at nanometer scales. State-of-the-art instrumentation includes electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, ion beam probes, solid state lasers and a low energy electron microscope. We conduct experimental research at the smallest scales, and have access to world-class accelerators across the globe.
ASU StatementArizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Instructions to ApplyApplication deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

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Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

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