The Department of Physics at Gonzaga University invites
applications for a full-time Lab Specialist position to begin Fall
2021. The Department seeks an enthusiastic colleague
interested in hands-on laboratory instruction and curriculum
development for our Scientific Inquiry labs taken by non-science
majors. Candidates should be committed to pursuing excellence
in teaching, promoting an inclusive learning environment, and show
clear promise for innovative teaching in an undergraduate
laboratory setting and a liberal arts environment.
Lab Specialists prepare laboratory facilities for the teaching
of multi-section laboratory courses, assist with the implementation
of lab curricula, and teach lab sections. Lab Specialists
work with a variety of faculty and department staff for the
efficient, effective, and safe functioning of all labs in the
Candidates from underrepresented groups in physics are
particularly encouraged to apply. The Physics Department at
Gonzaga University is committed to building an intellectually
vibrant and culturally inclusive community for our students,
faculty, and staff. The department supports innovative
pedagogy and effective, engaging, and interactive
- Master’s degree in Physics or related STEM field, or Bachelor’s
degree with equivalent experience in lieu of Master’s degree.
- Lab teaching experience, in higher education preferred.
- Evidence of effective, rigorous, and engaging teaching at the
undergraduate level, including the ability to effectively respond
to the academic needs of learners from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience teaching students of all backgrounds, including
those who are traditionally underrepresented in physics.
- Driver’s license (regular/basic, Class D).
The position’s annual term is for 10 months per year, and
Gonzaga offers competitive benefit packages, including medical,
dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible
spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other
To apply, please visit our website at gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/15802.
Applicants must complete an online application and submit the
- A cover letter;
- A detailed resume/CV; and
- A two-page statement of teaching philosophy that includes
evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to
effectively respond to the academic needs of learners from diverse
To learn more about the Department of Physics at Gonzaga
University, please visit the
department website. Questions about this position can be
directed to Dr. Erik Aver, Chair, Department of Physics, firstname.lastname@example.org. The position
will be open until filled, with initial review beginning July 6,
2021. For assistance with your online application, please
call the Human Resources department at 509-313-5996.
Who We Are:
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic liberal
arts university, and is therefore interested in candidates who will
contribute to its distinctive
mission. The University is a committed EEO/AA employer seeking
to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran
Gonzaga’s campus sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, WA, along
the Spokane River. We are located on the historical lands of
Salish speaking tribes in the Inland Northwest’s most metropolitan
region. The second largest city in Washington state, Spokane
boasts a vibrant arts and entertainment community and a range of
exciting restaurants, with several ski resorts and many other
outdoor recreational areas within driving distance. Gonzaga
University is ranked in the Top
100 National Universities by U.S. News and World