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Physics Lab Manager (#841)

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The physics department at Mount Holyoke College is searching for a Lab Manager.  This is a 9-month, academic year, full time position with excellent benefits.  The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and teaching labs for four introductory courses in collaboration with the professors teaching the courses.  Each laboratory section is limited to a maximum of 16 students, and the lab director is fully responsible for a total of ten sections each year, preparing and teaching labs for no more than three different courses in a semester, providing feedback to students, grading, and holding office hours.  In semesters with higher demand, the Lab Director will oversee student learning assistants and student graders that support the introductory labs.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in physics, and a Master’s or PhD is advantageous.  Teaching experience is strongly desired.  A strong candidate will be a clear, accessible teacher and enthusiastic role model in the laboratory.  Candidates will have excellent writing, organizational, and planning skills, a strong background in physics and the ability to reach a student population that is diverse in every way.  Candidates should be able to take initiative and work independently in addition to working well in teams.  The department will provide opportunities for professional development. 

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled, with a start date in August, 2019.  Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu, and submit a letter of interest and relevant experience, a CV including a list of any relevant courses taught or taken, and phone numbers and/or email addresses of at least two professional references.  For more information, contact Kathy Aidala, Chair of Physics, at kaidala@mtholyoke.edu.

The Physics Department at Mount Holyoke is small and thriving.  The five professors and the lab director, along with support from the physics technician and department coordinator, support coursework and activities for all our students, and we graduate 10 - 18 majors each year.  We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for students to engage with potentially publishable research as early as their first year.  Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty, located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages application from individuals from underrepresented groups including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college.  The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.