The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a 12-month Instructor of Physics/Physics Lab Manager to deliver and support high quality learning for students enrolled in undergraduate pre-professional health programs. The instructor will engage both in teaching activities and work collaboratively with colleagues to support and execute physics laboratory experiences. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching laboratory courses to undergraduate students. Courses may including laboratory sections of Foundations of Physics I, Physics I, Foundations of Physics II, Physics II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I and II, and others.
- Prepares and sets up experimental apparata for each week's labs
- Disassembles and stores equipment after each week's labs
- Optimizes equipment for precision & accuracy
- Ensures all lab users (students and faculty) comply with health & safety protocols
- Communicates with lab instructors regarding details of experiments, apparata and procedures for each week's labs
- Orders supplies and equipment for physics labs
- Performs maintenance and repairs of physics lab equipment as needed
- Maintains communication with Course Instructors and Physics Coordinators regarding experimental setup and design
- In collaboration with Course Instructors and Physics Coordinator, creates and improves lab experiments and lab assessments
- Teaches Physics Laboratories with clarity, patience, and enthusiasm. Strives to guide all students to recognize the value and fun of learning physics in the lab.
- Interfaces effectively with University Director of Environmental Health and Safety (re: MSDS sheets, safety training, fire codes and other regulations, etc.)
- Communicates with Facilities to ensure prompt attention to needed cleaning, repairs and maintenance (e.g., plumbing, doors, etc.)
- Works effectively with Administrators, Faculty, and Adjunct Faculty to ensure smooth and efficient organization and operation of physics labs
- Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities
- Develops recommendations and collaborates with the University Director of Environmental Health and Safety to improve lab operations
- Attends Open House or other events, as needed
- Assumes other duties as requested by the Dean of Arts & Sciences and Chair of the Department of Math and Natural Sciences
- Masters degree in Physics required, Ph.D. degree preferred
- Experience teaching undergraduate physics laboratory courses required; at least 3 years preferred
- Demonstrated organizational skills as required for a lab manager
- Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory safety regulations and procedures
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Evidence of teaching excellence
- Must be able to work independently and effectively communicate with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff)
- Commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
- Commitment to undergraduate education and student success
Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS COVID-19 Policy
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