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Open Positions

IUPUI Department of Physics administrative, faculty, and staff employment opportunities will be listed below when available

Part-time Academic Laboratory and Demonstration Supervisor


Job Summary

Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the undergraduate physics laboratories and develop and maintain demonstration equipment used in introductory physics classes. This person coordinates with faculty and other staff to ensure continued renewal and relevance of the laboratories for the courses they serve. The employee instructs graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) on the lab experiments, including any safety concerns, maintenance of equipment, procedures for enrolled students, and methods to assure consistent grading across sections. This person will also select vendors' products, design and maintain equipment needed for physics laboratories and lecture demonstrations, and work with the faculty to develop new setups in both contexts. Finally, this person will assist with physics outreach activities (such as student lab tours) as needed.


Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree in physics or a closely related field and one year of experience in a similar position.

Knowledge of physics principles at the introductory course level. Strong problem solving abilities. Familiar with computer office-suite software and use of relevant equipment: Electronic test equipment (oscilloscope, signal generator, digital voltmeter, etc.), Basic optics tools (lenses and mirrors, low power laser, optics rail), Typical introductory physics lab equipment (air tracks, carts, force sensors, digital balances, electronic, timers, etc.), and Basic hand tools (drills and other power tools, wood and metal saws, wrenches and other hand tools). Good interpersonal and time-management skills and the ability to make decisions independently. Ability to effectively utilize time and financial resources. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as dictated by the schedules for courses and outreach activities and the needs of the program. Lab Safety.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an educational setting. Experience with both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Ability to use machine tools (lathe, milling machines, drill press, band saw, grinding wheels, etc.).


Working Conditions / Demands

Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without an accommodation. Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as dictated by the schedules for courses and outreach activities and the needs of the program.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.


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