Position Summary Information
|Position Purpose||The senior laboratory instructor is
charged with all aspects of teaching the laboratories associated with
the introductory physics sequence for science and engineering students
(31 – 33) and for teaching additional lab and lecture courses, as the
need arises. In a typical academic year, the senior lab instructor will
teach at least 15 lab sections (or the unit equivalent) during
Fall/Winter/Spring, and at least 3 labs sections or the equivalent
during the Summer. Any variation outside of this range would need to be
discussed with the Chair and Office of the Dean.
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities||A. Teach laboratory courses and others, as assigned
1. Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in teaching it effectively at the appropriate level
2. Develop syllabi, laboratory exercises, assignments, and course schedule before the course begins, in consultation with departmental colleagues.
3. Write and edit laboratory instructions and manuals in consultation with departmental colleagues.
4. Select course materials and order books and manuals
5. Conduct and appear on-time for all scheduled lab meetings.
6. Assign and submit course grades that are an accurate, fair, appropriate evaluation of student work by quarterly deadlines
7. Provide timely feedback to students
8. Post and hold regular office hours at times reasonably convenient for students
9. Administer all required course evaluations
B. Laboratory preparation and maintenance
1. Set-up and tear-down of each experiment in laboratory
2. Purchase, repair and maintain all laboratory equipment
3. Design relevant equipment in consultation with Lab Manager
C. Other tasks as assigned by Chair
|Qualifications||To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities,
education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
A. Master’s degree in physics or related field required, PhD preferred
B. Teaching experience at the college or university level preferred
C. Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
D. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
|Physical Demands||A. Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal
B. May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
|Work Environment||A. Laboratory environment with some equipment noise|
|Knowledge||A. Experimental undergraduate physics|
|Skills||A. Teaching experience at the college or university level preferred
B. Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
C. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
|Abilities||A. Ability to teach undergraduate laboratory physics
B. Ability to develop undergraduate laboratory physics curriculum
C. Ability to teach lower-division physics lecture preferred
|Education and/or Experience||A. Master’s degree in physics or related field required
B. PhD preferred
Years of Experience
A. 5 years of relevant experience
|Salary Information||$60,992.00 - $70,884.00|