Leads a team of physicists and chemists who develop, construct and present scientific demonstrations for lectures in the Harvard Science Center. Creates and executes a strategy to publicize Harvard's exceptional science teaching resources. Manages the safe operation of the machine shop and chemistry laboratory spaces in the basement of the Science Center. This is a working supervisor's position.
1. Oversees the design, development, repair, and exhibition of all demonstrations produced for lecture and classroom sessions given in the Science Center.
2. Serves as liaison between the Science Division faculty and the Science Center for the purpose of development of new demonstrations/experiments and display of existing demonstrations/experiments.
3. Performs highly skilled work in the development, construction, repair, and assembly of scientific equipment for demonstration purposes, and also for classroom/laboratory instruction in collaboration with faculty.
4. Supervises the provision of lecture demonstrations at introductory through advanced levels.
5. Ensures that demonstrations/experiments are set up and operating properly for class sessions.
6. Oversees the employees who provide demonstration services.
7. Develops a strategy to publicize Harvard's science demonstration resources, including online media, presentations at professional conferences, and articles in relevant publications.
8. Oversees the development and maintenance of a descriptive inventory of available demonstrations/experiments, including an inventory of videos and interactive computer-based simulations (developed at Harvard or elsewhere)
9. Oversees all aspects of safety, staffing, budgeting, and purchasing for the machine shop in the basement of the Science Center.
10. Supervises the safe storage and handling of demonstration apparatus, chemicals, and supplies underneath the lecture halls and in the Prep Room in the Science Center
11. Prepares and monitors the budget for all demonstration services for lectures and laboratories.
12. With the approval of the relevant department, may be eligible for a dependent appointment as Lecturer and may offer instruction in undergraduate science courses.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Education: Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or related field required. Minimum of 7 years' experience in physical science education required.
Skills and Experience: Demonstrated design capability, mechanical ingenuity, inventiveness, and problem-solving ability. Experience with machine shop practices and electronic circuit design essential. Demonstrated effective supervisory experience. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must lift objects up to 30 lbs. comfortably.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49344BR
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