The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is seeking applicant for a new part-time position of Lab Manager with the Make to Learn Lab. The Lab Manager serves as a point of contact for collaboration with external partners and coordinates projects. This position is responsible for managing fabrication tools that include 3D printers, laser cutters, a digital milling machine, and other maker technologies. This position works with faculty, staff, students and the lab directors to implement maker projects in the school of education, and disseminate products to partner schools/teachers.
Our shared vision is to foster innovative approaches to authentic educational challenges and prepare graduates who can tackle real-world problems in various learning contexts. Many Curry graduates will likely encounter makerspaces and fabrication systems in work settings, especially as schools continue to transition libraries into makerspaces. We aim to create the space, resources, and programming for both preservice and in-service teachers in all domains to be able to augment and transform their practice.
This is a 30 hour a week restricted position, grant supported, beginning May 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2021. Continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. This position has the possibility to become full time at 40 hours a week, dependent on future grant support.
Internal Number: R0004897
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.