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Lab Manager/Instructor of Physics

Employer
Wofford College
Location
29303, Spartanburg (US)
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Job Details

Wofford College invites applications for a Lab Manager/Instructor of Physics (nine-month contract) to begin on August 15, 2024. At Wofford College, the commitment of the faculty to teach and mentor students is an essential component to the success of the institution. Working in the Department of Physics, the Lab Manager/Instructor of Physics will be responsible for managing labs and the corresponding lab equipment and will be actively engaged in teaching and working with students.

EXPECTATIONS

The Lab Manager/Instructor of Physics will serve in a dual role that primarily involves managing the department’s introductory labs with the opportunity to teach introductory courses and their corresponding labs. This position will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the physics labs in a structured and sustainable manner. Job duties include managing the lab schedule, setting up and breaking down lab experiments, repairing or replacing damaged equipment, maintaining experiments, overseeing the departmental lab Moodle page and managing departmental demonstration lab equipment. The successful candidate will assist in managing lab equipment for our Electronics and Advanced labs. The Lab Manager/Instructor of Physics will also work with students in the classroom and the laboratory. The teaching of lectures and labs at the introductory level is expected. The instructor teaching load includes two four-credit lab courses and one additional lab per year in addition to the duties of the lab manager role. This is a nine-month non-tenured position with the expectation of renewal.

QUALIFICATIONS

A master’s degree in physics or closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with some teaching experience and demonstrated ability to manage and maintain labs.

APPLICATION

Application materials should be submitted electronically to physicssearch@wofford.edu as a single PDF. Application materials should include: (1) a cover letter indicating your interest in this position, your teaching philosophy, your interest working at a residential liberal arts college and your ideas and strategies to recruit and support a diverse student population while creating an inclusive environment; (2) a current resumé or curriculum vitae; (3) two letters of reference (please have your references submit your letters directly to physicssearch@wofford.edu when you submit your application); and (4) unofficial transcripts.

This position will remain open until it is filled. Applications submitted by June 15, 2024, will receive full consideration. Any questions about the search can be sent to the search email address above.

ABOUT WOFFORD COLLEGE

Wofford College is a place where thought leads, where ideas are celebrated and problem solving is expected. Wofford invites applicants who are focused on student success and excited to join a community committed to preparing thought leaders.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. A Phi Beta Kappa college (chartered in 1940), Wofford offers 27 major fields of study to a student body of 1,875 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, experiential learning opportunities and successful and supportive graduates, Wofford is recognized consistently as a “best value” and for accessibility for low- and middle-income students. To learn more, visit wofford.edu.

EEO STATEMENT

Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff and strives to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people. Wofford College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. For information about Wofford’s Title IX compliance, visit wofford.edu/administration/title-ix.

It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact HumanResources@Wofford.edu.

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Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It offers 27 major fields of study to a student body of 1,775 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, experiential learning opportunities and successful graduates, Wofford is recognized consistently as a “best value” and for its commitment to student success and accessibility for low- and middle-income students. The college community has 12 sororities and fraternities as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.

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