Personnel management: Interview, hire, and manage a technical staff of student employees in the lecture demonstration program and labs; provide leadership to the laboratory and lecture demonstration programs; keep administrative records as required by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Training management: Conduct training sessions on pedagogy and establish procedures for lecture demonstrations for members of the faculty and technical staff.
Demonstrations management: Provide leadership for systematic upgrade of physics demonstrations; oversee adoption of demonstrations developed for Physics and Engineering Festival into lectures; develop demonstrations manuals; keep up-to-date database for physics demonstrations.
Laboratory management: Prepare lab schedules and lab handouts to complement the lecture course syllabus; oversee safety protocols established for laboratory courses.
Outreach: Assist students in building, maintaining, and repairing hands-on demonstrations for the department outreach program; assist in coordination of outreach programs such as Physics and Engineering Festival, Just Add Science, Game Day Physics, and others; conceive new outreach ideas and how the department can implement them; present science demonstrations for outreach programs and collaborate with faculty for these events.
Budgetary and fiscal management: Oversee budgets for operating and maintaining the Department of Physics and Astronomy laboratory courses and lecture demonstrations; initiate purchases of equipment, supplies, and services for the laboratory and lecture demonstrations.
Maintenance and repairs: Maintain and repair laboratory equipment and equipment for lecture and festival demonstrations.
Other duties: Performs other duties, as assigned.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Experience: Five years’ related experience in teaching laboratory management, supervision, coordination, or instruction
Preferred Education: Master's degree in physics or a related field
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet applications; knowledge of scientific equipment associated with physical sciences; knowledge of proper preparation, handling, and disposal of glassware and hazardous materials; working knowledge of Python programming language; knowledge of standard laboratory safety procedures; ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others; ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding; ability to repair electronics used in physics labs and demonstrations; ability to perform non-electronic repairs for physics demonstrations and lab equipment; proficiency with power tools and knowledge of workshop safety; excellent written and oral communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to exert light force; ability to lift 50+ pounds; ability to work beyond normal office hours and/or weekends
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Solidworks or other CAD software; Wordpress; Adobe Premiere or other video-editing software
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