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Special Faculty/Lab Director position at George Washington University - Washington D.C.
Jun 15, 2010
The Director of Teaching Laboratories will oversee the administration of all teaching laboratories in the Department of Physics, including the supervision of the Physics Teaching Assistants (both graduate and undergraduate) involved in laboratory instruction. The Director will teach one or more lead-lab sections per semester and will be responsible for upgrading lab experiments, revising lab manuals, developing new lab experiments, tangibles, and demonstrations, and implementing new or upgraded software and hardware. It is expected that this individual will keep informed about new innovative pedagogy in physics and apply that knowledge to proposals for lab curriculum reform, as appropriate. Administratively, the Director will report to the Physics Department Chair.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants for the position of Director of Teaching Laboratories must have a Master's degree or a Doctorate in Physics, Astronomy, Physics Education Research, or equivalent qualifications. Applicants must have experience in teaching physics and/or astronomy laboratories.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those familiar with the newer pedagogical techniques and who are able to design and create physics and astronomy labs, write lab manuals, and who have the skills needed to train and supervise Teaching Assistants in laboratory pedagogy, conduct, and safety. Additional preference also will be given to those with research experience in teaching pedagogy, experience in writing lab manuals, and experience in writing physics and/or astronomy pedagogical software. Knowledge of the technology used in the labs and facility with software development applied to laboratory exercises is also preferred.
Application Procedure: Each applicant should send a curriculum vitae and a one-page statement of his or her teaching philosophy, and have at least three letters of reference directly to:
Professor W.C. Parke
Department of Physics
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052
Electronic submission is encouraged to:
Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer; women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.