Physics Lab Coordinator (Part-Time)

Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Job Title Physics Lab Coordinator (Part-Time)
Job Number 03407
Department Physics
Job Category Support
Job Type Part-Time
Status Regular
Job Open Date 11/09/2017
Resume Review Date 11/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Summary

The Physics Resource Lab (PRL) Coordinator provides oversight and management of an academic support lab providing a wide variety of services to students taking Physics and Astronomy courses. The purpose of the lab is to improve student retention and student success, and provide support to Physics and Astronomy faculty. This position sets overall policies and methods of operation for all student support areas under the direct supervision of the Physics Department Chair, and oversees numerous student workers.

Principal Accountabilities

• Provide high-quality tutoring for Physics students

• Support departmental and college-wide initiatives aimed at improving student learning and/or success

• Ensure smooth operations in the lab, quick response to student needs, and quick resolution of problems

• Coordinate activities of student employees

• Set overall policies for lab operations and standards for employee conduct, and modify them as needs change

• Manage, keep updated, and make improvements to the lab website
Develop management and data analysis programs and tools in Excel, Access, or other software to keep track of student usage of the PRL

• Plan, oversee, and test changes/improvements in the tracking systems

• Prepare reports documenting activities and usage of the PRL

• Train, schedule, and supervise student tutors and operations

• Manage the PRL budget and modify work schedules accordingly

• Develop and enhance lab services to students

• Facilitate make-up lab sessions and coordinate lab needs with faculty


• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physics or equivalent to include senior level courses in the study of Physics required

• Higher education experience in Astronomy preferred

• Previous work experience teaching or tutoring all levels of Physics courses preferred

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Excellent computer skills required:
-Strong background using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products
-Ability to troubleshoot and correct simple computer/software/printer issues
-Ability to become proficient with a variety of other software used by the department to enhance student understanding of Physics

• Ability to work with a culturally diverse
population of students required

• Ability to work with students who possess a wide range of mathematical abilities required

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Physics or equivalent to include senior level courses in the study of Physics?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a high level of computer experience (i.e. Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. General Transcript