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Deputy Program Director – Physics

An opportunity has arisen to help deliver the Australian Science Olympiads – Physics program as the Deputy Program Director.

Joining a well-established and successful team, you will work closely with the Physics Program Co- Directors to help deliver challenging exams, intensive residential summer schools, and prepare some of Australia’s best physics high school students for the rigour of the International Physics Olympiad.

As the Deputy Program Director you will work as part of a small team of passionate part-time and volunteer staff to ensure the program is delivered to the highest pedagogical standards, with teaching aligned to the International Physics Olympiad curriculum.

You will play a critical role in delivering the Australian Science Olympiad Summer School, a residential program held at ANU in Canberra from 2 to 25 January 2020, and you will travel with and support the 8-member team that will compete at the Asian Physics Olympiad from 10 to 18 May 2020 in Taiwan plus support pre-training in April.

This is a casual part-time position available for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities include:
• Assist in the management and co-ordination of the Australian Science Olympiads (ASO) program;
• Assist in the preparation, marking and collation of results of the official ASO selection exams according to the required international standard;
• Prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions during the Australian Science Olympiad Summer School in line with the International Science Olympiad Curriculum and as agreed with the Physics Program Co-Directors;
• Monitor the well-being of the young adults in your care and provide pastoral care where appropriate;
• Be available to lead an international delegation to compete in the Asian Physics Olympiad in May 2020.

Selection Criteria:
• Undergraduate degree in physics
• Experience teaching first year university physics
• Experience working with and supporting young people (ages 15-18) in a learning environment
• Experience supporting the wellbeing of young people (ages 15-18)
• Willingness to undergo a “Working with Vulnerable People” check and adhere to ASI’s Safeguarding Children and Young People’s Policy as set out here: https://www.asi.edu.au/about/australian-science-innovations-policies/
• Ability to be available as needed at a range of key times throughout the year for program delivery

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen and be eligible to apply for an Australian Passport.

Reporting to Program Co-Directors – Physics
Liaising with ASI Executive Director, Program Manager, ASI Administration

To apply please email a short covering letter (no more than two pages) addressing the selection criteria, plus your CV to Dr Matt Verdon (matt.verdon@asi.edu.au) by Sunday 6 October 2019.

For further information or to discuss the position please email matt.verdon@asi.edu.au or call Ruth Carr on 02 6125 6275.