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Astronomy Laboratory Supervisor

Job Description

TITLE: Astronomy Laboratory Supervisor

JOB CODE: 4439



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: Responsible for the oversight of the development, supervision, presentation, and training for the astronomy laboratories Supervise astronomy labs; involvement in the development and presentation of planetarium shows; provide assistance of physics faculty and students in laboratory research

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures smooth operation and administration of astronomy laboratories, overseeing equipment maintenance, preparation of laboratory setups and restocking of supplies. Develops and implements new experiments in instructional labs. Instructs students in teaching and research labs on proper use of equipment and interpretation of results. Assists in developing demonstrations needed by faculty. Maintenance of major instrumentation and equipment; support of instructional programs associated with the astronomy laboratories. Supports teaching of lab sections and instructs/prepares teaching assistants, as required. Trains and supervises student laboratory assistants. Assistance in the preparation of lecture demonstrations; assistance of physics faculty and students in laboratory research; involvement in the development and presentation of planetarium shows. Maintains, repairs and improves upon existing demonstrations. Other duties as assigned. Maintains involvement in professional activities, including visits to the McDonald Observatory, workshops, and related activities. Participation in activities related to the UTA Planetarium, including the development of shows.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from the department head or dean SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Laboratory Assistants



REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Astronomy Laboratory experience (with teaching component preferred). Computer Programming competency OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Use of standard office equipment , personal computer, Microsoft office, and standard Physics laboratory equipment. Non-hazardous laboratory conditions. May include some nights and weekends. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.