Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Physics Education and Technology Specialist, University of Kentucky


Posting Details
Job Title Academic Coordinator
Requisition Number RE07521
Working Title Physics Education and Technology Specialist
Department Name 8E100:Physics And Astronomy
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $39,874-63,794/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

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Required Related Experience

Required License/Registration/Certification

Physical Requirements
Sitting and/or standing at workstation for extended periods; lifting and/or carrying light-weight objects.

Days, evenings and weekends.

Job Summary
The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks an Academic Coordinator to serve as Physics Education and Technology Specialist. The department has a strong commitment to undergraduate education and values innovative approaches to instruction. The department is in the process of upgrading its introductory physics curriculum. The Academic Coordinator will have the opportunity to play a central role in supporting the enhancement of undergraduate physics education at the University of Kentucky.

The primary duties of this position include managing the day to day operations of the Physics tutoring center; coordinating with other campus student support services; assisting with supervision of graduate student teaching assistants in charge of Introductory Physics laboratory courses; assisting with the management of the operations and facilities of instructional laboratories; assisting with the procurement, development and organization of equipment and materials for instructional laboratories and lecture demonstrations; ensuring that instructional laboratories and active learning classrooms are fully operational and prepared for each laboratory class; and supervision of laboratories during 8-week summer session.

For more information about the Department of Physics and Astronomy, please visit http://pa.as.uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Advanced degree in Physics or related field; graduate-level experience in a laboratory science; experience working in an instructional or research laboratory setting; experience with Active Learning and/or other innovative approaches to instruction; demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, lecturers and teaching assistants in the design and implementation of laboratory exercises.

Deadline to Apply 06/19/2016
Pre-Employment Information
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter