Electronics Instructional Laboratory and Research Support Manager

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Physics

Position Title: Electronics Instructional Laboratory and Research Support Manager
Job Description:

At the core of the undergraduate Engineering Physics curriculum lies a sequence of 3 electronics heavy classes (PHGN 215, PHGN 384 and PHGN 317) which provide the students with the basic knowledge in analog electronics, instrument control and digital circuits to enable them to contribute to research projects through their capstone design projects. All of the courses have both lecture and laboratory components. The Electronics Instructional Laboratory and Research Support Manager will support the instructors of record primarily in the design, preparation and delivery of the activities in the laboratory portions, but should also be able to deliver the prepared contents of the lecture portion in an emergency. In addition, this position is tasked with rebuilding a functioning electronics workshop to enable the position holder to repair instrumentation used in both instruction and research. The workshop should also be able to serve research groups as a resource in electronics development and repair using student employees. In a steady state, the position will serve as a resource for electronics developments for Physics Department instructional and research endeavors.

Responsibilities:

Instructional Lab Management

  • Preparation of instructional facilities for weekly changing laboratory activities;
  • Manage and supervise delivery of Physics Department hands-on electronics instructional activities;
  • Purchase and stocking of spare parts for electronics laboratories;
  • Diagnosis and repair (if feasible) of damaged components and instruments;
  • Training of student teaching assistants in the electronics courses;
  • Provide operational and safety training to all students in the electronics classes;
  • Assist the instructors of record in the electronics courses in the grading of student deliverables;
  • Use student and faculty feedback to improve the laboratory portions of the Physics Department electronics sequence;
  • Gain familiarity with the lecture components of Physics Department electronics sequence to be able to serve as emergency back-up; and
  • Development and management of annual budget for operation of Physics Department electronics instructional activities.

Management of Electronics Research Support Infrastructure and Student Personnel

  • Reestablishment of a functioning Physics Department electronics workshop;
  • Serve as a resource for Physics Department research groups in the purchase and design/construction of special electronics;
  • Selection, training and supervision of workshop assistants for tasks as needed;
  • Diagnosis and repair of failed electronics from teaching and research laboratories;
  • Development of annual budget for operations of and improvements to Physics Department electronics workshop.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
    • In exceptional circumstances the degree requirements can be relaxed if significant, relevant experience in industry and/or research environments can be documented.
  • Sufficient expertise must be documented to ensure that the full electronics sequence covering analog electronics, digital circuits and instrument control can be supported in instruction.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of electronics instrumentation needs to be demonstrated.
  • A commitment to a career at an educational institution is expected.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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