Department of Physics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at
the University of Connecticut seeks qualified applicants for a manager
of high-enrollment laboratory courses in physics and astronomy. Under
the supervision of the Associate Department Head for Undergraduate
Education, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects
of teaching lab management (lower and upper division); coordinating with
faculty for all labs, including preparation and revision of lab
manuals; trouble-shooting and development of teaching lab experiments;
training and supervision of teaching assistants; and development of
grading policy and teaching assistants (TAs) evaluation methods. Duties
also include: equipment maintenance and repair with lab technician’s
assistance; purchase of equipment and supplies; scheduling of teaching
labs; supervision of lab technicians; and responsibility for budget
management of multiple accounts used to support all the teaching labs.
Administrative duties include: enrollment management of laboratory
courses; supervision of lab support personnel in physics and astronomy
courses; general laboratory infrastructure management; and related
duties as assigned.
successful applicant must interact positively with a large and diverse
group of faculty, staff assistants, teaching assistants, undergraduate
students, and University administrative personnel. Along
with interested faculty, the lab manager is expected to seek federal
grant funding for research related to undergraduate education and to
assist faculty in the design and operations of the advanced physics
Ph.D., or equivalent, in physics, physics education, or astronomy.
At least two years teaching lab and/or research lab experience.
Familiarity with modern lab equipment.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and requests at the same time.
and experience in modern teaching methods, including the design and
implementation of studio, or scale-up, courses for introductory physics
Interest and experience in outreach activities.
is a full-time position with excellent benefits located at the
University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs. Compensation
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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application. For full consideration, qualified applicants should submit
a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the
successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
(Search # 2017044).
University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a
multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The
diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does
the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who
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and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s
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University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women,
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