The University of La Verne seeks an individual with exceptional organizational skills and proven technical experience to manage the physics program’s laboratory facilities, to provide instructional support to physics classes, to supervise student teaching assistants and to provide technical support for faculty and student research.  The Physics Laboratory Manager position is a full-time, administrative-professional position starting immediately. It is eligible for benefits that include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy, engineering or a related field and three years of professional experience involving laboratory work or a graduate degree in physics, astronomy or a related field. In addition, applicants must have a broad knowledge of physics and expertise in experimental techniques used in undergraduate teaching laboratories; excellent written and verbal communication skills; proven supervisory skills; experience troubleshooting and maintaining scientific equipment; and experience designing and building basic electronics projects.

Experience with one or more of the following is desired: digital data acquisition platforms such as LabView or Matlab, microcontroller electronics such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi, CNC milling machines, lathes, laser cutters, 3D printers, vacuum systems, lasers, control systems, physics education research, public outreach, design and fabrication of physics lecture demonstration.

The University of La Verne is an accredited private institution of higher education located 35 miles east of Los Angeles at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.  La Verne is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator, committed to excellence, and actively strives for cultural diversity. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should apply through the University of La Verne’s HR department at https://laverne.peopleadmin.com/postings/3844. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Information about our program may be found at sites.laverne.edu/physics/.  Questions may be directed to the Physics Program Chair, Dr. Vanessa Preisler, at vpreisler@laverne.edu.