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Physics Laboratory Program Manager

Furman University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Physics & Space Sciences
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Part Time
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Physics Laboratory Program Manager

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Job Title:
Physics Laboratory Program Manager

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Part time

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Job Summary:
Coordinate and teach PHY 111 (General Physics I) labs and PHY 112 (General Physics II) labs and assist the faculty by ordering and preparing materials needed for the laboratory portion of regular undergraduate classes. Also, facilitate the departmental safety program by maintaining the necessary supplies and documentation.

Job Description:

  • Maintain and upgrade lab procedures and stations by assembling the necessary supplies and equipment needed for the laboratory portions of courses, including assembly and disassembly of lab stations.
  • Keep records related to laboratory activities.
  • Maintain the General Physics lab storage room (Rinker 254) and the Physics demonstration storage room (Plyler 220)..
  • Work with the Department Assistant to place and follow up on all purchases for General Physics Labs.
  • Coordinate work schedule for student teaching assistants and tutors.
  • Troubleshoot instruments and oversee repairs as needed.
  • Research new instrumentation of interest to department.
  • Coordinate waste disposal with the Furman safety officer.
  • Train all teaching assistants in laboratory safety.
  • Complete the annual performance review with the Department Chair to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and university goals.
  • Participate in internal and external outreach and recruitment activities for the Physics and Dual-Degree Applied Physics programs.


Works with faculty, staff, students, other departments and suppliers to exchange factual information and explain rules, regulations and practices.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:
  • Responsible for own work. May assist or instruct others doing similar work; including student workers.
  • Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes and steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying the established rules and procedures.
  • Errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections.

Reports To: Chair, Physics Department.

Work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor.

Education/Skill Requirements:
  • M.S degree or B.S. degree with equivalent professional experience in physics or related scientific discipline.
  • Ability to operate equipment and complete lab procedures normally used for and in support of undergraduate courses.
  • Experience in use of computers required.

Work Conditions:
  • Work involves reaching, stooping, kneeling crouching, pushing/pulling and lifting and carrying to set up labs and operate equipment.
  • Work involves working with materials requiring knowledge of safety procedures.

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