Academic Manager in Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications a full-time academic manager in physics, beginning in 2019. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal. Amherst College is coeducational and one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, sexuality and gender identity, and nationality. Our expectation is that the successful candidate for the academic manager position will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field and have demonstrable experience with, and interest in, laboratory instruction. In addition, the candidate must have strong organizational skills. The academic manager will assume a wide range of responsibilities, including working with faculty members who teach introductory courses to design the laboratory part of the curriculum of these courses; organizing and running discussion sections of introductory courses.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/57971 a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; statement on their experience in teaching a diverse student body, and their motivation and interest in doing so. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Kannan Jagannathan, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at kjagannathan@amherst.edu . Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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