The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the Virginia Military Institute invites applications for a full-time lab mechanic/technician beginning in August 2019.
The department has newly renovated facilities that include state-of-the-art classrooms, instructional labs, and faculty research labs. Major research equipment includes several laser systems, thin film fabrication and characterization equipment, and a small particle accelerator.
Core responsibilities include setup and maintenance of equipment for introductory physics labs and lecture demonstrations, instructional computer and software maintenance, machining of custom parts for courses and faculty research projects, and providing technical support for faculty research labs commensurate with the successful applicants training and experience.
A good technical background, machine shop experience, and good organizational and communication skills.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references.
Review of applications will commence July 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
A criminal background check will be required for selected applicant.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.
About Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.