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Academic Coordinator (Instructional Laboratory Program Manager)

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The Department of Physics seeks an Academic Coordinator to serve as the Instructional Laboratories Program Manager. The Academic Coordinator will provide leadership and overall management of the instructional laboratory programs, facilities, and support team. Physics instructional lab programs serve over 5000 students per year enrolled in approximately 225 sections. The Instructional Support Team is comprised of the Academic Coordinator II (program manager), two Academic Coordinators I (upper and lower division program coordinators), and one Staff Research Associate (lecture demonstration coordinator).

The Instructional Program Manager will participate in the development, design and implementation of new course experiments in both upper and lower division lab courses. Author/co-author laboratory manuals and updates for both upper and lower division labs.

Develop and implement strategies to promote consistency in procedure and training; collaborate with instructors and academic coordinators to establish clear expectations for each experiment and protocol within each lab; identify issues and opportunities, research and analyze options. Anticipate, develop, and make recommendations in regard to program initiatives, new experiments and procedures, laboratory and instrument upgrades, long- and short-range planning, budgetary issues, and instructional space planning and management.

Oversee the instructional laboratory TA training program and develop new or modified training protocol as needed.

Monitor and project the annual budget of the Instructional Laboratory Programs. Oversee the purchasing of supplies for lab experiments and lab preparation, including instruments and equipment.

At minimum, applicants must hold a masters degree in physics or related field and have prior experience in management/development of instructional laboratory programs in physics or related field. Preferred applicants will have teaching experience at the college level.

Applicants with demonstrated experience in teaching Analog Electronics and/or Advanced Experimental Physics are especially encouraged to apply.

The Academic Coordinator is a 50% position which may be supplemented with a temporary lecturer position in the Physics Department. Applicants are encouraged to apply jointly to the temporary lecturer recruitment at:

Applicants should submit their cover letter, CV and contacts for 3 references on or before June 19, 2018. All applications must be received through UC Recruit at the following link: Position is anticipated to start Summer 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)