Physics Lab Support Services Manager 999162
Xavier’s Department of Physics invites applications for the position of Laboratory Support Services Manager. This position provides academically informed technical assistance to the Physics Department in order to ensure the successful teaching of laboratory courses, as well as faculty research, and related duties as needed. This 30 hours-per-week position is considered full time and is eligible for benefits.
Xavier University is part of the 500-year old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission . We strive for a climate of respect an inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.
This position is responsible for the general care, upkeep, operation, and use of the physics machine shop and its associated facilities. This position is also charged with maintaining and repairing all general laboratory equipment in the department as well as providing primary assistance to the physics faculty in fabricating and maintaining all specialized and research-related equipment and systems. This position can include research support to the faculty in carrying out specific research tasks. In addition, this position will serve as the primary trainer (educator) for physics student shop-related training as well as a laboratory teaching assistant for specified technical aspects of physics labs. This position may also teach undergraduate physics lab courses appropriate to the professional experience or background of the candidate.
Qualifications include: a M.S. degree in Physics or in mechanical, electrical or electronics Engineering (or closely related field) OR a B.S. degree in these fields with at least three years of experience in a relevant professional position; experience with machine shop equipment set up and operation; the ability to diagnose and repair equipment and systems failures for experimental lab and research apparatus; the ability to oversee and coordinate delivery and installation of major experimental laboratory systems; the ability to work independently, creatively and collaboratively with diverse team members; climb stairs; kneel, squat and lift up to 30 lbs. 3+ years of work experience preferred. The work may at times require morning, evening, or weekend hours.
Xavier is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Applications must be received by May 21, 2021 to receive full consideration. Applicants must submit a CV/resume, the names of three references, and a cover letter explaining your suitability for the position on Xavier University's website. Candidates are asked to include in their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.