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Academic Coordinator II

Recruitment Period

Open March 2nd, 2020 through Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a career level Academic Coordinator position for Lower Division Physics Laboratory Instruction, beginning Spring or Summer, 2020. The Academic Coordinator will have responsibility for managing instructional, administrative, and budgetary activities in support of the lower division laboratory course program, and managing safety activities for the department. These duties include curriculum development, TA training and oversight, supervision of technical staff, enrollment management and course scheduling, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the laboratories, demonstration development for lower division classes, and safety assessment for lower division instructional and research labs.

A Ph.D. in Physics, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and laboratory management is required. Experience with laboratory curriculum development, innovation in teaching, educational grant writing, and experience in experimental research is desirable. A willingness to learn and develop new methods, and techniques, as well as maintain well-developed ones, is considered a plus for this position. The candidate will be expected to interact closely with faculty.

Interested applicants should apply here and materials for the position should be submitted through Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of your academic and laboratory experience, three letters of reference, and a statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must be included.

Advancement through the ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2020. Position is open until filled.

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required